Florence is home to many ancient craftsmen workshops whose genuine traditions have been passed from one generation to the next. My craftsmen and artisan workshop tours of Florence includes a selection of the most interesting and characteristic Florentine workshops. This fun walking tour will show you places that are far away from the crowded streets and squares of the center of Florence, among which the Oltrarno district (meaning beyond the Arno River), an area south of the city, famous for its artisan workshops.
Lonely Planet has recently defined it as one of the coolest places in the world! The Oltrarno will fascinate you with its ancient craftsman traditions. We will observe the colorful magic made by an artisan creating the typical Florentine paper right in front of your eyes and very soon you will be in a family owned workshop where incredible inlaid mosaics of precious stones are created. Did you know that a Florentine lady is considered as the inventor of perfume ? Our Florence artisan workshops guided tour goes to visit a splendid factory and laboratory where you may choose from several different natural essences to create your own perfume.
In times when every city has the same chain stores and the same souvenir shops, I will be very happy to show you the real heart of the city made of laboratories where handmade products, result of century-old knowledge and artistry, are created with patience and passion. Observe how the Florentine leather is used to create elegant handbags in a workshop housed in an old tower-house of the city or learn about the etching technique right in the back room of a typical Florentine printing workshop.
ADULTS, KIDS, VISITORS WHO WANT TO EXPERIENCE THE MAGIC OF THE ANCIENT HANDICRAFT TRADITIONS OF FLORENCE!
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WHAT YOU WILL SEE:
skillful artisans at work in their ancient workshops making Florentine marbled paper, jewels, etchings, stone inlaid mosaics, wooden frameworks, unique leather creations.