Available days: only Monday – Friday and no holidays Florence is undoubtedly a city where handcraft is still an art. Even today, our Masters still believe that high quality does not result from mass production. This tour is shaped to introduce you to the world of the Bottega where tradition is carried from one generation to the next thanks to the patience of the learned artisans and their apprentices. The expression “to go to the workshop”, has always meant learning the art of the artisan craftsmanship at the Artisan’s workshop and getting direct experience in the workplace. His master was his teacher and his studio a school. In the historic centre of Florence some highly valued activities still go on, which resist industrial production and commercial competition. This capacity is the result of the artisans treasuring and conserving the only thing which a machine cannot copy: manual skill and ability to create unique objects. We will be happy to arrange appointments at the best modern-day artisans in leather, inlay mosaics, marbleized paper, and silversmiths. On this tour, the artisans will give you hands-on demonstrations and explanations of their special techniques. What makes The Artisans Tour special: Florence has always been the cradle of innovation and the birthplace of art masters. Even today, the city retains many of these centuries-old knowledge and techniques. We’ll walk through its narrow streets, from the Oltrarno to the historic center, and discover the best shops where artisans reinvent the old traditional crafts with an unprecedented vision and a touch of modernity. If you are looking for something unique and timeless, this is the tour for you.
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