A Glimpse Inside a Florentine Silk-Weaving Workshop

In a quiet corner of the bohemian district of San Frediano, hidden behind an 18th-century iron gate that opens onto a whimsical wisteria-covered alleyway, lies a Florentine cultural treasure: the Antico Setificio Fiorentino, or Antique Florentine Silk Mill, which has been producing precious textiles since 1786.

To enter through the atelier’s large, worn timber door is to slip back through time and revisit the enchantment and beauty of a more opulent era. Read more at The New York Times.