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A Tuscan Texan immersed in Florentine life

Vintage photos

The Perfect guide to the Best Vintage Photo shoot


Photo Credit: Dariusz Sankowski

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!

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6 Responses

    1. 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!

    1. 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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Georgette Jupe

Welcome to my personal blog by a curious American girl living and working between Zug, Switzerland and Florence, Italy with my husband Nico, our newborn Annabelle and Ginger the beagle. This space is primarily to share about my love for Italy (currently on a 13 year romance) with a fair amount of real talk, practical advice, travel suggestions and adjusting to a new culture (Switzerland). Find me on IG @girlinflorence @girlinzug

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