Fratelli Alinari

Photography in San Lorenzo & San Marco

Since 1852 the world’s oldest photographic firm has amassed an archive of some five million photographs, ranging from daguerreotypes to digital images. Its archives are open to the public, and you can still order prints of the original photographs just like Lucy Honeychurch in A Room with a View.

Guided tours (in English) of the photographic library, historical archives with 120,000 original plate negatives and contemporary digital wing can be arranged; reserve in advance by phone or email.