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

Museum of Straw and Straw Weaving, Signa

Work tools and straw hats celebrate this old artisanal tradition

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location_on Via degli Alberti, 11, 50058 Signa FI, Italia
Where water is a precious resource and bestows peaceful moments
The identity of Signa is closely tied to water. The Arno, on the banks of which the town sits, has brought commercial opportunities and prosperous exchanges. The bridge over the river, built in 1120, was long the only one between Florence and Pisa, and was fundamental for economic development in Signa. But the river is also nourishment, as the historic straw harvesting attests to. ...
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