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Address: Via Santa Giustina 22 | 3 minutes close to San Michele's Church, 55100, Lucca, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0583 316271
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Antica Tipografia Biagini is a museum of antiques lettterpress machines

Antica Tipografia Biagini is a museum of antiques lettterpress machines

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Who knew that there was an old-fashioned typesetting and print shop in the heart of old Lucca? There is, and it is dedicated to producing beautiful, custom bookplates... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 October 2016
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White Plains, New York
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White Plains, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Who knew that there was an old-fashioned typesetting and print shop in the heart of old Lucca? There is, and it is dedicated to producing beautiful, custom bookplates, letterheads, invitations and more. Everything here is of the highest quality, and the attention to quality in this tiny shop is a joy. In this age of computer graphics, a shop such... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

The place was great, and the food was lovely, the only drawback was mosquitoes , the staff were very good, though not spectacular. nice location, inside and outside eating

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

We stumbled across this wonderful typography workshop whilst wandering through Lucca. We were warmly greeted by the owner who gave us a mini tour and talked us through some of the things he did. It's very worthwhile visiting this workshop, come gallery, come museum, come shop, to see this beautiful craftsmanship, painstakingly created with 16-20th century machines.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Found it by chance. Well worth a visit. very friendly owner, happy for us to wander round with some beautiful equipment and art to enjoy.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

Antica Tipografia is a small print shop... but no photocopiers or computer generated images here. This is the authentic art of prints, lithographs, etching, embossing and the like. Matteo is carrying this art form into the future, against the digital tide! If fine art, authentic printing techniques and beautiful paper products interest you, then I highly recommend you pay a... More 

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Monterey, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016

Lucca is a city famous for its' paper and along Via S. Gustina is a wonderful shop of paper products all made by hand using the old methods and the old typographical machines. You feel like you have stepped back in time. The cards are of such good quality and prices are reasonable. The young owner produces everything himself and... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2015

An amazing experience. Matteo - is the "real thing" ... is preserving the old craft of printing. The "original" way, old wonderful presses ... and the quality shows. Matteo took the time to explain to us how this old printing craft is done ... we learned a lot. His passion is infectious ... a pleasure to experience. And the artwork... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2014

If you appreciate the art of printmaking, are looking for a beautiful souvenir of Lucca, or just want to order a set of bookplates, this the place to go to. A visit I will always remember

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2012

Walking around Lucca on one of those hot evenings in Lucca we stumbled upon an printing shop, Tipografia Biagini, or I would say a work shop gallery as all those wonderful printing machines are there, continually in use printing everything from ex-libris to business cards; and even just walking through this gallery make you feel as if you are walking... More 

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