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Florentine Historic companies: Torrini, goldsmiths

The Torrini Museum

200 rare objects spotlight five centuries

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The oldest goldsmith company in the world will soon have a new exhibition space where visitors can enjoy 200 meters of showrooms featuring fine furnishings. Its three grand hands spotlight ‘Three centuries’, ‘the 1900s’ and ‘Gold Artists’. In the Torrini Museum, visitors can enjoy 200 precious objects bearing the Torrini seal. The museum hosts a collection of antique pocket watches and a library of rare documents including an original 1568 edition of ‘Treaties on Goldsmith Works’ by Benvenuto Cellini. In addition, it also features photos, drawings, projects and commissions coming from all over the world.

After more than six months dedicated to a careful restyling and expansion, the Museo Torrini has reopened to visitors, with renewed elegance. Visitors will appreciate the history of the Torrini Goldsmith company, founded in 1369; after twenty generations, it is the oldest running company of its kind in the world. This magical museum is located in front of Brunelleschi’s Dome, in Florence’s Piazza Duomo. It is hosted in the Palazzo Gondi, which was constructed in the second half of the 1400s.

Among the many valuables kept in the Museo Torrini, we can recall engraved silver, decorations, elegant medallions and pocket watches. Its collection provides an accurate overview of the international watch industry from 1700 to 1900. This museum also includes a wide-ranging section featuring the works of many important sculptors including Corrado Cagli, Francesco Cenci, Alberto Giorgi and Antonio Bueno; in the 60s and 70s, they worked alongside Franceo Torrini, embellishing the environment with their creative magic.


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