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Antica Tipografia Biagini

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I chanced upon this amazing print shop while getting lost in the beautiful streets of Lucca and am... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2018
Sydney, Australia
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A fascinating place

This shop is a gem, and the owner, Matteo, absolutely loves his work...it is his passion. Since he... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2018
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Antica Tipografia Biagini is a museum of antiques lettterpress machines
Via Santa Giustina 22 | 3 minutes close to San Michele's Church, 55100, Lucca, Italy
+39 0583 316271
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Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

I chanced upon this amazing print shop while getting lost in the beautiful streets of Lucca and am SO glad I did. The man in the shop didn’t speak English nor me Italian, but he phoned Renato for me, and via email and phone conversation...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 12 June 2018

This shop is a gem, and the owner, Matteo, absolutely loves his work...it is his passion. Since he speaks English, he can give you all the background you would like. The work is exquisite, all done by hand on very old machines. Type is set...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank MaryAnn_BI
Reviewed 14 April 2018

One of the most enjoyable parts of our stay in Lucca was the time we spent simply wandering the streets inside the walls. There are so many unique and interesting shops, even beyond Via Fillalunga. And this shop is a prime example. Antica Tipografia Biagini...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank joelwakefield
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Abbiamo visitato la tipografia per prima volta. Il padolone e molto gentile. Usano la macchina vecchia e fanno i prodotti di carta qualita superiore. La carta e tutto prodotto di Toscana. Meraviglioso! Abbiamo comprato alcune cartoline e buste. Bellissime! We visited a small printing factory...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank spadap1
Reviewed 29 June 2017

We stepped into this store and you go back in printing time. It is truly amazing and the father of the proprietor was there on this particular day and gave us a very detailed description of printing life and time and in Lucca in years...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank SusanP196
Reviewed 24 January 2017

We spent a wonderful hour or so at this special place which we stumbled on quite by accident. Old printing presses are still being used to create some beautiful items which are available for purchase. There is also an opportunity to create bespoke business cards...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Belle148
Reviewed 10 December 2016

In addition to production custom bookplates, invitations, notebooks and other printed materials of rare quality, the print shop sells printed art -- lithographs, serigraphs, etc., mostly of local artists. The owner is very friendly, and is assisted by his father, who is also a pleasure...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Mitchell S
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Who knew that there was an old-fashioned typesetting and print shop in the heart of old Lucca? There is, and it is dedicated to producing beautiful, custom bookplates, letterheads, invitations and more. Everything here is of the highest quality, and the attention to quality in...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Ljg42
Reviewed 14 July 2016

The place was great, and the food was lovely, the only drawback was mosquitoes , the staff were very good, though not spectacular. nice location, inside and outside eating

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank warrengreenhalgh
Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

We stumbled across this wonderful typography workshop whilst wandering through Lucca. We were warmly greeted by the owner who gave us a mini tour and talked us through some of the things he did. It's very worthwhile visiting this workshop, come gallery, come museum, come...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Alice C
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