Girl in Florence aka Georgette Jupe

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Vintage photo booth shenanigans

24.01.2012 6 Comments

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!


Georgette Jupe is a 'Tuscan Texan' digital social media marketing maven based in Zug, Switzerland and Florence, Italy. When she's not at her day job as editor at ITALY Magazine, she's creating social strategies for international clients and providing travel, foodie & life tips via her blog 'Girl in Florence'. Hobbies include plenty of reading, hiking, beagle cuddles, the hunt for the 'perfect' flat white and laughs with the girls.

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    Fotoautomatica Firenze 25.01.2012 at 21:09

    Thanks for the nice things you wrote!
    See you soon, Fotoautomatica

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      ggnitaly84 26.01.2012 at 10:02

      it is a pleasure to write about really was cool! a great thing to see in florence and its nice to use/do something that is not of the “digital” age 🙂 grazie a voi!

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    bwucinski 28.01.2012 at 21:12

    Just found one of these last night! So cool!

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      ggnitaly84 31.01.2012 at 14:28

      they are inconspicuous but they are there! did you use it? I love the way it looks.. I need to try round 2 one of these days..

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    Foroautomatica 31.01.2012 at 14:39


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    Photo booth Wollongong 04.10.2014 at 7:36

    Wow…………. Really superb photography !!

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    Ciao, I'm a curious American "Tuscan Texan" who has called Florence, Italy home for the past 13 years and now you'll find me between Firenze and Zug, Switzerland. Besides the blog, I am the editor at Italy Magazine and I also work as an established digital social media marketing strategist (5+ years) as well as a freelance writer. You might have seen my articles in Lonely Planet and a feature on my blog in Forbes. This space is my way to share what life is like living and working abroad, as well as provide up-to-date true advice on traveling, eating and living in Europe with tips for weekend trips. I'm married to a wonderful Frenchman and we have a Florentine beagle who rules the household. Keep in touch with our adventures with your favorite glass of franciacorta or espresso!


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