Photo © Museo della Paglia e dell'intreccio Domenico Michelacci, Signa
Women at work in the fields around Signa

Museum of Straw and Straw Weaving, Signa

Work tools and straw hats celebrate this old artisanal tradition

The city of straw a stone's throw from Florence
The identity of Signa is closely linked to the water of the Arno on which the city stands. The river has brought opportunities for trade and exchange since ancient times. The bridge that crosses it dates back to 1120 and was for a long time the only bridge between Florence and Pisa, becoming fundamental for the mercantile development of Signa. ...
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