My friend wrote a great article in The Florentine a while back talking about a vintage photo booth in the historical center . Since it was only a few euros and seemed like a pretty fun thing to do after having a prosecco or two,or three. I decided to venture and find it myself. It’s pretty nondescript and looks almost like any other “passport” type instant photo booths around the city, but take a closer look and you can see that these are much older seem almost randomly put where it was. Which I am pretty sure was the point.
My German friend Coco and I inserted our 2 euros ( you need either two one euro coins or a two euro peice , no other change is accepted ) and voila picture taking began! Remember.. this is a VINTAGE photo booth so don’t expect to “go back” or change any photos you have already taken. Be spontaneous and let it be a surprise.
You have to wait 4 1/2 minutes for the photos to print, so be patient and browse instagram on your iPhone ;-). My conclusion? Harmless fun and it was a great way to end a fantastic day with friends/boyfriend/dog/italian nonna…
What happens if it steals your money and you never see your photos? There is actually a real phone number to call and the guy who owns the booth will personally refund you. How amazing is that? I bet it works better than Poste Italia!
Where Can You Find Them?
Have some fun and head on over to one of these fun booths where you too can be a goof and take some fun pictures at the corner of via agnolo and via giuseppe verde. I also spotted one recently on via proconsolo. The site for the fotoautomatica is here, bellissima!