Marchiani frames ….
Once upon a time, and it is appropriate to say …. Here everything is wood, everything speaks of the tradition and history of Florence, but not limited to …. Pinocchio is the lion’s share in this workshop, a real place where passion is layered over time.
Marchiani founded his business in a large warehouse on Via Maggio in 1880. There he did intarsia, purfling and veneer in fine and exotic woods imported directly from Brazil, Borneo and France. At the end of World War II, his sons Alberto and Augusto moved the shop to the former stables of Palazzo Guicciardini on Via Santo Spirito. To keep this century-old family tradition alive, the current owner Leonardo Romanelli has devoted himself, with a creative, passionate spirit to making frames for paintings and prints with an interesting variety of mats.
Come in and be surprised, you will return children. The entrance is small and almost hidden from view, but upon entering you open the world of fairy tales, with all those red shirts of famous puppet that mix with mat, old prints, carved frames. Marchiani is one of the places not to forget a visit to Florence, only to find its owner.