Friday, September 18, 2009

Tour of a Factory

With the departure of the Napoleonic armies, the Busatti family chose to keep milling fabric in Anghiari, which they have done since 1842. Housed in a 500-year-old building, their fabrics are yarn-dyed and woven from linen, cotton, and wool and their products are of the very highest quality. As visitors, we were treated to a tour, offered prosecco and Vin Santo to drink, and entertained by a local pianist.

A walking tour of this town took us to the Town Hall, which contained a number of frescoes, including this one. I like seeing San Sebastiano because he is so easy to recognize; martyred when he was shot full of arrows, his depictions always include lots of wounds and the expression on his face is typically serene.


  1. A. The Busatti family sure waited along time after Napoleon's armies left to open their factory.

    B. Remind me to tell you my St. Sebastian story sometime.

  2. I didn't understand the timeline, either, but was persuaded by the twinkling smiles of two generations of handsome Busattis.