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La Stamperia Di Nannini Mario
Ranked #17 of 42 Shopping in Siena
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed 1 November 2015 via mobile

One of our best experiences in Siena! Beautifully crafted paper, journals and photo albums. I loved that you could see his workshop in the back of the shop. Very kind and helpful man who makes and sells everything.

Great place to find unique gifts. A must for anyone into quality handmade items.

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Reviewed 20 June 2015

This shop is one of the few remaining genuine artisan workshops in Siena. The owner, Mario Nannini, has been making leather-bound books, paper and marbled paper for 63 years. He also designs and engraves invitations, writing paper and cards and business cards. If you don't find the colour or size you are looking for he can make items to order. I ordered two photo albums and within three days he had produced the most beautifully hand-crafted leather-bound albums, the inside covers lined in silk and both in boxes made by hand out of beautifully decorated paper he made himself.

So many (virtually all) shops in Siena now sell mass-produced knick knacks or generic products not made locally let alone on the premises. If you want something unique and beautiful visit La Stamperia and you will find a true craftsman at work. Artisans like Mario Nannini need our support if we want to stop their traditional skills from dying out.

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Reviewed 28 July 2014 via mobile

You have to stop by to admire the quality of the paper and the leather! A must visit if you ate looking for a great genuine notebook! Prices are fair for the artistry and quality

Thank Burak T
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Reviewed 10 August 2013

Mr Nannini is an elderly man, but still full of energy and love for his disappearing work. You can't go at his workshop with a USB key, asking to print a JPEG image simply because they don't use anything digital. All is done as it was long time ago. The paper they use, tha Amalfi paper that Frederick II king of Sicily forbade in favour of parchment as more long-lsting (but still there are documents written in Amalfi paper dating back to the XIV century): is something that you need to touch with your fingers to feel what intense emotions it can give you. Books and notebooks painstakingly made with incredible paintings drawn on leather by his wife Giselda, braeathtaking bookmarks (physical, for real books, not for browsers ...) and a totally mechanical printing machine, actually astonishing if you have the chance to see it when printing some incredible cards. The workshop is located near Porta Camollia, where the city walls opens towards Florence. Don't miss it!!!

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