Visit the Artisans
MEET SOME OF THE WORLD’S MOST EXCLUSIVE ARTISANS
When it comes to artisans and the “Hand Made” concept, Florence is a city like no other. It is the place where you have the highest number of skilled artisans offering you unique products using techniques and secrets that are centuries old. On a recent CNN travel special, two out of twenty exclusive worldwide artisans were located in Florence: Stefano Bemer (hand made shoes) and Lorenzo Villoresi (fragrances and perfumes).
Start your day by meeting your personal tour guide and plan the day ahead. Your guide will introduce the historical facts behind the artisan tradition in Florence. This tour is a full day tour as we believe it is the minimum time needed to understand and experience fully the skills of those talented people. Short version, 3 hours half day tour, available upon request.
After inquiring with us and planning your day, this walking tour* and artisans visit will let you enter special workshops and experience them fully. Although some artisans are very protective of their trade, they are also proud to show you their workshops and how they “do it”, and maybe reveal some of their secrets. Those artisans are highly specialized in:
- Leather and accessories.
- Silk and other fabrics.
- Gold, silver and metal works.
- Marble and semi precious stones setting.
- Perfumes and fragrances (special experience).
- Shoes and footwear (special visit).
- Artistic papers, prints and engravings.
- Restoration, antiquities and frames.
- Musical instruments.
After experiencing the workshops, you are free to inquire about their trade and products and acquire what is for sale, your tour guide will be glad to facilitate that and assist you.
Small group, up to 8 people.
7 Hours with 1 hour lunch break
Daily. Most artisans close at 7.30 pm and on Sunday and Monday morning. Inquire for detailed information.
* For car with driver supplement, please inquire.
International shipping or delivery to your hotel or residence available on request. Non EU citizen can request V.A.T. tax refund on location.