Fondazione Arte della Seta Lisio, Florence, Italy 

Educational, Cultural and Manufacturing Institution
Training Agency - Accreditation n. OF0244

Via Benedetto Fortini, 143 - 50125 Firenze, Italy
Phone +39 055 6801340
Fax +39 055 680436


Fondazione Lisio is open for visits by appointments only.

Training Secretariat is open:

Monday - Friday from 8am to 12pm

Other Offices are open:

Monday - Thursday from 8am to 5pm

Friday from 8am to 2pm


We are always willing to hear from you and answer your queries. Fill out the form below, we will reply as soon as possible.

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To contact our staff members directly >> STAFF


Our fine fabrics are available abroad: at Turnell & Gigon, our exclusive distributor for United Kindom; Catherine Mabire our agent in France; WWTS our agents in Russia and Marcello Boss our agent in United States.



By bank transfer to be carried out on:

IBAN: IT26Q0335901600100000139754 - BIC: BCITITMX

Registered to: Fondazione Arte della Seta Lisio, via B. Fortini 143, 50125 Firenze 


Fondazione Lisio is located in Via Benedetto Fortini 143, near Ponte a Ema, and not far from the ‘Firenze Sud’ exit of the A1 superhighway>> Google Maps

Taxi reference numbers: 055.43.90 or 055.42.42.

We are served by ATAF buses nos. 31 and 32, leaving Piazza San Marco, and no. 41 leaving Piazza Ferrucci.

Urban bus lines nos. 31 and 32 leave from Piazza San Marco in the city centre and take you to the ‘Fortini 11’ stop in about 30-40 minutes. From the bus stop, turn back and after passing a bank on your left follow the road through a parking lot. You will find a pedestrian walkway which leads to a roundabout and which will take you to the entrance to Via Fortini. Walking against traffic, you will soon come to a gate marked ‘no. 143’ on your right. 

On urban bus line no. 41, from the terminus in Piazza Ferrucci, it is a 5-minute ride to the ‘Cinquevie 1’ stop. From here, follow Via Fortini in the direction of traffic until you come to the foundation’s gate on your left.

Please announce your arrival via entryphone: press the ‘Uffici Fondazione Lisio’ button.