The Master Weavers of Florence & Chianti Wine Tour in Tuscany Landscape • The Master Weavers of Florence since 1786 is one of the last remaining workshops for silk manufacturing in the world. Its hand-operated and semi-mechanical looms weave drea
The Art of Silk - Private Tour inside the famous Antico Setificio Fiorentino
In Florence, the art of silk weaving found its natural home and flourished in the Fourteenth century bringing prestige to the city and wealth to its merchants. The silk woven in Florence reached its peak during the heir of the Medici. To welcome the Grand Duke Cosimo to Florence, story tells that the streets were draped with “precious tapestries”.
From the Renaissance age onwards, silk was the source of wealth for many noble Florentine families, including della Gherardesca, Pucci, Bartolozzi, Corsini and Agresti, who decided to establish a single workshop that would regroup all their looms and fabrics. This establishment was located in Via de’ Tessitori (Weavers Street).
Joinable Wine Tour in the famous Chianti Wine Region
• Visit a Boutique winery in Chianti Wine Region (light lunch included)
• Tasting the famous Chianti Wines
• Visit the underground wine cellars
According the availability the Silk tour will be in the morning or in the afternoon.
Meet Your Guide directly at your Address in Florence city center,Tour inside the famour Antico Setificio Fiorentino since 1786 (1 hr),Visit a Boutique winery in Chianti Wine Region,Light Lunch and Tasting,Wine tour (see the cellars),Time to visit San Gimignano,Panoramic stop for photos,Panoramic stop at Michelangelo Square,Return to your address,Lunch,Bottled water,Coffee and/or Tea,Alcoholic Beverages