Florence’s artists and craftsmen have a history of creating and working within their homeland, where they are continually inspired to keep alive old traditions which are often passed down from generation to generation. These traditions run deep in the cobblestone streets, through the elegant Florentine fashion houses and within the artisans’ workshops.
We’ll take a walk through the Oltrarno area of Florence, known for its rich historical and artistic heritage, where you’ll meet the masters and apprentices in their workshops carrying on century-old traditions of both spirit and working methods. Here is where you can explore and discover the excellence of Tuscan craftsmanship.
This neighborhood of Florence is rich in unique leather goods, from handmade shoes to design objects. You can find silks and damasks that are still woven with old hand looms. Precious gems and metals are processed according to traditional or contemporary designs and methods. Silverwork is reinterpreted by new generations crafting refined works of art. Crystal, ceramics, pottery, perfumes, wood, paper, metals and stones: all timeless materials, reinvented by creative experts who will open the doors to their workshops where you’ll breathe their authentic aromas, observe their exclusive craftsmanship.
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