Craftsmen Workshop Tour In Florence

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 2 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9am, 10am or 2pm
  • Departure Details :
    Piazza della Signoria, P.za della Signoria, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Discover a city full of life, which is always restless and ready to produce unique works of art. Explore craftmen shops with a local expert and get tips from a local

Highlights

  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure

Know More about this tour

From the 13th century, the city has been trying to keep traditions as intact as possible. This tour will take you to discover the craftsmen who have given so much fame to the city: from the glass makers to the artists of the " canary ", from leather goods to jewelry, from paper makers to framers.

Starting from the Old Bridge we will cross all The oltrarno, visiting the sites of significant art (Church of santa felicita, with its frescoes by Pontormo and Bronzino, the Church of the Holy Spirit, with the crucifix by Michelangelo, the Church of Santa Maria del Carmine with the Brancacci chapel, a masterpiece by Masaccio and Masolino).

We won't resist to enter the shops of Via maggio, Borgo san frediano and Piazza Torquato Tasso and in the many workshops of decorators, cabinetmakers, silversmiths , bronze workers, weavers, potters, weavers of tapestries, all holders of a wisdom and creativity that, over time, Florence has preserved and enhanced as a vital asset at our disposal.

The words of Eugenio Montale ( Nobel Prize for literature ) are still alive : " . . . In Florence . . . I found a different nature , imbued with the work and thought of man. I understood what it was and can be a civilization . "

Inclusions

Local guide

Exclusions

Food and drinks

Gratuities

Hotel drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A maximum of 8 people per booking

Confirmation received at time of booking

Comfortable walking shoes are recommended

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Most travelers can participate

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Traveler Reviews

  • 11-Oct-2022

    Missed the tour despite arriving 15 mins early. Could not find the cosimo statue where we were to meet as it was boarded up for repairs. Guide was not clearly identified and made no attempt to look out for customers. So very disappointed.

  • 23-Oct-2019

    excellent in all respects: guide on time, attentive, excellent historian about all parts Florence. wonderful guide through craft workshops in ultrano.

  • 25-Dec-2017

    Demetra was an excellent guide. Our favorite of our Italy trip. We highly recommend her and this tour to anyone who wants to see craftsmen work and have the opportunity to buy from masters in their trades. Dont overlook this opportunity.

  • 25-Dec-2017

    Demetra was an excellent guide. Our favorite of our Italy trip. We highly recommend her and this tour to anyone who wants to see craftsmen work and have the opportunity to buy from masters in their trades. Dont overlook this opportunity.

  • 26-Nov-2016

    This was a very informative and interesting tour. No pressure to buy but you could if you wanted to. The guide was great and really had a lot of background info and new the history.

  • 26-Nov-2016

    This was a very informative and interesting tour. No pressure to buy but you could if you wanted to. The guide was great and really had a lot of background info and new the history.