About the tour

This tour is organized for the guests who already know a little bit of the city, or even for the ones who, during the first visit of the town, would like to discover the city from its artisan's point of view.
In addition to more classical tours which include visits to the main historical areas and museums we could explore the heart of of the artisan district in Florence, situated in the Oltrarno district, across the Arno river. Alone the visit to the artisan workshops will take about 3 to 4 hrs, visiting and witnessing how still today many of our product are produced by hand and with the same tools used many year ago. We will stop by a silver maker that still uses the same machine from the beginning of the 20th century, we will discover a little treasure box of a goldsmith tucked away in a corner away from the eyes of visitors, we will discover the making of the original Florentine paper and the amazing technic of the Florentine mosaic, truly also named Painting with Stones. On your request we can also mix&match some artisan shops with a but more of history of the city, depending on how many hours you would like to spend with me. So please any questions do not hesitate to ask, I am here to reveal to you the many amazing sides of my Firenze.

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Telefono

+39 3483344035

Email

lisa@stepintoflorence.com

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What you will visit?

Artisan Workshops:

Your walking tour pauses between some of the oldest and original workshops int he historical center of the city, between the district of Santa Croce to discover the Florentine Mosaic to the Oltrarno to see how silver plated objects and original 18Kt gold jewelry are made. Behind Piazza della Singoria there is a little paper shop that will show you how Florentine paper is made and few steps away in the district of Sant'Ambrogio you will discover how maiolica pottery is still produced and decorated 100% by hand using the same technics and colors of centuries ago. An amazing journey trough the skillful hands of locals.

General Info

Duration

Approximately 4 hrs walking tour
Meeting Point

On guest request
Transportation

Available for guest outside Florence
Intend for:

An introduction to Florence and to the life of the local artisans.