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Florence, home of Renaissance art and architecture

Florence has long been a popular tourist destination and continues to attract millions of visitors annually–and it’s not hard to see why. It captures the true magic of Italy, boasting the greatest collection of Renaissance art and architecture in the world, while still remaining small, charming, and walkable. Aside from its extraordinary art, Florence offers great restaurants, good shopping, and fine hotels. Avoid the summer heat and come in winter when this glorious city is relatively free of tourists.

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Il Torchio

Il Torchio

Bookbinding in action

Bookbinding in action Editors' Note

Il Torchio is a fascinating place to visit. Here you can watch bookbinding in action and stock up on handmade paper boxes, stationery and albums. This is more than just another stationery store, it is an actual experience that just about everyone can enjoy.

The range of products available here is exceptional and you can have their products shipped anywhere in the world. The staff is friendly and helpful and will also rebind existing books, if you wish.

Il Torchio
Via de' Bardi, 17, 50125 Florence
+39 055 234 2862
2.30-7pm Mon; 10am-1.30pm, 2.30-7.30pm Tue-Sat.