In the Tuscany episode of the first season of Dream of Italy on PBS, Kathy tours an old-fashioned textile factory.
Since 1842, Busatti has been producing sumptuous linen, cotton and wool textiles in the basement of a 16th- century palazzo in Anghiari. Eighth-generation proprietor Giovanni Sassolini Busatti takes pride in the fact that his customers prefer fabrics made the old-fashioned way. “Most of the production requested is the old one: high quality, shuttle looms, very slow production, very slow but well-finished,” he says. Factory tours are available upon request; email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Busatti store at Via Mazzini, 14 is open Monday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. For information, visit: www.busatti.com
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