Private Tour Around Local Handcrafts

3 hr

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Itinerary
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Pass By: Ponte Vecchio, 50125, Florence Italy

An Artisan is a skilled craft worker who makes or creates things by hand that may be functional or strictly decorative, for example furniture, decorative arts, sculptures, clothing, jewellery, household items and tools or even mechanical mechanisms such as the handmade clockwork movement of a watchmaker.

Pass By: Piazza della Signoria, 50122, Florence Italy

A different way to discover...
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Ponte Vecchio, 50125, Florence Italy

An Artisan is a skilled craft worker who makes or creates things by hand that may be functional or strictly decorative, for example furniture, decorative arts, sculptures, clothing, jewellery, household items and tools or even mechanical mechanisms such as the handmade clockwork movement of a watchmaker.

Pass By: Piazza della Signoria, 50122, Florence Italy

A different way to discover Florence. It's the birthplace of hidden historical handcraft men.

Pass By: Piazza di Santa Croce 16 Piazza Santa Croce, 50122, Florence Italy

Birthplace of a lot of tanneries and location of the Leather School, one of the most historical leather place in town.

Pass By: Oltrarno, Florence Italy

Artisans practice a craft and may through experience and aptitude reach the expressive levels of an artist.

The tour will lead you to discover the traditional and artistic crafts that still survive in Florence; we'll stop in some workshops that still nowadays use old tools to maintain the quality, passion and tradition of old crafts

Pass By: Demetra Tour Guide of Florence and Tuscany, 53100, Siena Italy

Discover this workshop, ateliers and studio with a professional tour guide to have an unforgettable experience!

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Important Details

Included
  • Private tour
  • Professional guide
Not Included
  • Hotel pickup
  • Transportation to/from attractions
Departure Point
Piazza della Repubblica, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy

Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up is possible only if your hotel or apartment is located downtown

Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Customer Reviews

5
/5
Based on 1 review

Reviewed: August 29, 2018

Felicia V

Demetria took us on a fascinating journey to see little known but iconic family owned handcraft workshops and stores of Florence.
We visited a leather store and watched the owner as he made an unusual coin purse, available exclusively at his store. He explained the entire technique of making his items from source to final product. I purchased one coin purse each for my daughters as they were exquisite, custom made and could be monogramed with their initials.
Next we visited a jaw dropping mosaic workshop and were party to learning the whole process of how they source stones and material from all over the world and have a posse of designers who ideate and create masterpieces. We watched artisans at work, creating artifacts and saw the finished items in the Company store.
Lastly we were taken to a family owned jewellery store and workshop, where we learnt how the material is sourced by the owners and made into unusual pieces of jewellery, coveted by their loyal clientele.
Not only was what we saw and learnt during the tour fascinating, but the location of each of the workshops added to their aura. The leather shop was located in a bylane of Florence's historic centre, the Mosaic Workshop and Store was located just across from the sprawling Medici palace museum and the jewellery store and workshop was located just off Ponte Vecchio.
Demetria intentionally guided us through the lesser known streets of Florence and pointed out hidden aspects of the city that we didn't know existed-like wine doors made into houses bold, independent designer boutiques a square with art students, painting under the watchful gaze of their teacher.
I was keen to take this Tour primarily because I wanted my young daughters especially my older one who is an Art and Design student to learn about different aspects of creativity, design and production. Demetria not only ensured that the Tour was educational, but she made sure it was enjoyable and memorable as well.
Felicia Variava Albert, Managing Director, Blaze Tours and Travels Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai, India