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Location: Florence, Italy | Florence, Italy
Category: Tours & Sightseeing
View of the Florentine tradition of creating artisanal goods
Workshops of leatherworkers, silversmiths & shoemakers
Immersion in Oltrarno quarter & Tuscan artisan traditions
In-depth information from your expert scholar guide
Maximum group size of 6 people for more personal experience
Guided walking tour of Oltrarno neighborhood
Visit to artisan workshops
Tax-deductable donation to a local charity to support craftsmen
Live tour commentary provided in English
Uncover the history behind the Tuscan artisan scene on this small-group walking tour. Explore creative districts of the city, meet local craftsmen, and go to private workshops for a behind-the-scenes look at the current state of Florence's artisan culture.
Starting at the Piazza Santo Spirito—home to craftsmen for the last 500 years—you learn how the area continues the emblematic artisan Florentine tradition. Stroll through the maze of small streets lined with little workshops representing the historic enterprises in the city as your expert guide tells you about the history of Florence and the importance of its manufacturers in the region's culture.
Next, put theory into practice and visit private workshops of leatherworkers, silversmiths, shoe manufacturers, and hat makers. As you watch the craftsmen at work, observe their meticulous practices and ask any questions you like. Your tour includes a donation to a charity that helps preserve and promote this dying art.
Cancellation Policy: 5 days
Know before you book:
Children 11 and younger are not allowed.,
You must be able to walk on unpaved or uneven terrain.,
At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place.,
Maximum group size is 6 people.,
Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.
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