By / 10th February, 2015 / Tourism and Territory / No Comments

They are there for more than four hundred years to melt, engrave, carve, embed or decorate to fill with gold and silver worked MADIELLE of the Old Bridge.

It all began in 1593, when Grand Duke Ferdinando I de ‘Medici decreed the transfer of goldsmiths, silversmiths and jewelers on the Ponte Vecchio in order to better control the correctness of the work of these artisans. Gold and silver was given the task of representing and increase the prestige and museums of Florence Municipal and then of the Renaissance in line with the understanding of the unity of the arts typical of the era.

Periods of crisis and difficulties are certainly not lacking, but the goldsmiths and silversmiths are still there, on the deck and in the surrounding streets, dispersed in many Microcomputers where he still works by hand according to ancient techniques to produce precious of all kinds, and d ‘every style, including the great masterpieces of silverware to chisel and graver than the windows of the old town and the Ponte Vecchio arouse universal admiration.