Paolo teamed up with the sound engineer Lawrence Fancelli and  his studio Officina Sonora del Bigallo, immersed in the beautiful countryside of the hills surrounding Firenze.


Officina Sonora del Bigallo is a recording studio nestled in a location that both inspires and enthralls. Surrounded by some of the most beautiful hills in Tuscany, it is only a few minutes away from Florence’s historical center in the town of Bagno a Ripoli, near the ancient Spedale del Bigallo, from which the studio takes its name. This recording studio in Florence has a breathtaking view of the Brunelleschi Dome, while being encircled by peace, quiet and harmony, provided by the Tuscan hillside. Its indoor spaces have been restored from an ancient barn overlooking the Florentine plains.


Our main objective is to provide a space that harmonically blends creative ideas from various musical and artistic expressions.The studio is divided into five main environments: the large recording room, the reception, the isolation booths, the pre-production suite and two vast indoor and outdoor lounge areas. These spaces have been designed by Donato Masci and Fabrizio Giovannozzi from Studio Sound Service. If you’re searching for a recording studio in Tuscany, where you can let all of your emotions out, you are in the right place.


Officina Sonora Bigallo is the most fascinating recording studio in Italy, nestled in the middle of Florence’s countryside and equipped with the latest technology. A professional recording studio devised with harmony and attention to details by Studio Sound Service. To imagine, design and create an environment such as this in Italy is the result of a synthesis between a scenic background, innovative equipment, advanced recording techniques and gadgets alongside traditional instruments. The “perfect piano”, the Steinway & Sons Model B is accompanied by a Hammond B3 organ from 1963 and a 1950s Leslie amplifier. From the Isolation booth, it is possible to admire the Brunelleschi Dome, while technicians have the chance to work on 5.1 sound diffusion.


On the road between acres of private olive trees, there are two rustic cottages that conceal a hub of technology, perfect for recording Foley and dialogue overdubbing, capturing sounds and mixing them at will. This studio represents the cutting edge of international technology while remaining based on our centuries-old culture. This is the result of Lawrence Fancelli, Paolo Cognetti and Aurelio Colucci getting together. Reserving this recording studio in Florence means living and experiencing the artistic creation process at its fullest, and being able to concentrate on your own inspiration while having the finest possible working conditions at hand. Extra services such as personal chef and transfer upon request are available as well.

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