Artisan Workshops: Guided Small-Group Walking Tour in Florence

Embark on this 3-hour expert-led small-group walking tour of artisan workshops in Florence where you will discover the heart of Florentine traditional craftsmanship. Treat yourself to a lovely experience that includes meeting practitioners of ancient crafts, from hand carved wood furnishings to gorgeous mosaics and sculptures. On this exploration of Florentine creativity you will also have a chance to purchase one-of-a-kind items that are the perfect souvenirs or gifts for someone back home.
* Duration: 3 hours
* Starts: Firenze, Italy
* Trip Category: Shopping & Fashion >> Shopping Tours




Embark on this 3-hour expert-led small-group walking tour of artisan workshops in Florence where you will discover the heart of Florentine traditional craftsmanship. Treat yourself to a lovely experience that includes meeting practitioners of ancient crafts, from hand carved wood furnishings to gorgeous mosaics and sculptures. On this exploration of Florentine creativity you will also have a chance to purchase one-of-a-kind items that are the perfect souvenirs or gifts for someone back home.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Basilica of Santa Croce, Piazza Santa Croce 16, 50122, Florence Italy

Your guide, an expert personal shopper with a keen sense of authenticity, tradition and beauty, will meet you at the Statue of Dante in Santa Croce square

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Piazza Santa Croce, Piazza di Santa Croce 16, 50122, Florence Italy

Your first stop will be a Florentine inlay mosaic technique workshop where you will see mosaic landscapes painted with marble and stones in the ancient workshop museum

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Ponte Vecchio, 50125, Florence Italy

Next you will visit to a historic goldsmith artisan workshop where you can admire the creation of totally handmade florentine style jewelry

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Palazzo Pitti, Piazza Dei Pitti 1, 50125, Florence Italy

from here, you will head towards either a real leather shoe maker’s studio to discover one of Florence’s traditional and trendy products that are entirely handmade or to a leather bag workshop to see skilled artisans making unique leather bags with great care, skill, and attention to detail.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Piazza Della Passera, Florence Italy

Next, your guide will take you to a wood workshop where a local artisan carves furnishings and sculptures or marquetry inlay by hand.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Piazza Santo Spirito, 50125, Florence Italy

Next on your tour is a truly special treat. You will visit a bookbinder’s workshop. Here you will witness the mesmerizing creation of authentic Florentine marbled paper.

Duration: 30 minutes