Private tour of artisans and workshops in Florence
Florence tradition in terms of articraft is rich and dates back to centuries ago! This is the right tour if you want to see some of the most hidden areas of Florence and discover its traditions, its people, its most authentic products out of the usual touristy paths. The popular arts in Florence have always been related to textile industriy and manual skills, so you will have the opportunity to visit a workshop of a goldsmith which produces hand made jewels since more than hundreds years, then we will focus on another of the oldest arts in Florence: the Florentine mosaic. Leather is a must in Florence so we will have the chance to visit the Leather school byt the Church of Santa Croce. Another important activity in Florence, with all these museums, is restoration and gilding: we will learn the secrets of this difficult and old art visiting one of the popular workshop of the city. Many other options are possible, I will customize your own itinerary!
This walking tour introduces you to the world of Florence's artisans: goldsmiths, fine leather craftsmen, wood carvers, marble paper makers are just some of the workshops that we will visit.
On this fascinating tour you can watch the artisans at work and have new insight into the creative process.
Handmade marble paper store
Gilding and restoration workshop
Florentine mosaic workshop
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Hotel of client if this is central located
End location: As per the clients' requests
Duration: 2 hours 30 min.
My guiding service for 2:30 hours in Florence, visits and demostrations in the various workshops
Estimated Local Cash Needed
10 Euro - For a coffe, lunch, snacks, water or whatever you want to buy during the tour.
Meals, water and what is not specified in the section "included"
I am not permitted to guide in the French and German languages - only English and Italian.
I am not a driver but I can arrange for car and driver
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The tour was very interesting and enjoyable. Our Guide, Elena was excellent, so informative and had lots of personality. She was also pleasant, patient, and kind.