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.
Posted by Hamster Relish at 5:34 PM
Labels: fabric mills, frescoes, linens, martyrdom, San Sebastiano, walled cities
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A. The Busatti family sure waited along time after Napoleon's armies left to open their factory.ReplyDelete
B. Remind me to tell you my St. Sebastian story sometime.
I didn't understand the timeline, either, but was persuaded by the twinkling smiles of two generations of handsome Busattis.ReplyDelete