Walking through neighborhoods of Florence such as San Frediano, Santa Croce or Oltrarno we cannot help but stumble upon the shop of a shoemaker or framer. These master craftsmen have given prestige to the “Made in Florence” brand and are connoisseurs of ancient crafts handed down from generation to generation.
Their leather, hide and other products become real works of art, synonymous with the prestige and quality of the products.
The experience of visiting a Florentine artisan laboratory and seeing a craftsman at work is definitely not to be missed for those who choose Florence as the destination of their trip.
We will see how the Florentine marbled paper is painted by hand, how the famous salesman of hard stones is worked by the only craftsman who still produces it. The Opiciple of hard stones was born under Ferdinand I of the Medici in 1588, but already in the eighteenth century the salesman of hard stones was no longer produced due to its too high cost. We will have the opportunity to see the refined and very difficult processing! Also: have you ever been in the shop of a real goldsmith? Our tour will take us to one of the old Florentine houses where gold is still worked by hand! We will see the workshop of a luxury framer, then an antique dealer whose study is like the scenography of Alice in Wonderland and ... last but not least, we will enter the workshop of Pinocchio!
Available days: From Monday to Saturday
Bookable Starting Time: 10:00 am (we advise this starting time)
Duration: 3 hours
All, on reservation
Adult rate: The rate of the tour depends on the number of persons CALCULATE YOUR OWN RATE!
Child rate: Children up to 17 years are free of charge
Meeting Point: Ponte Vecchio, Statue of Benvenuto Cellini