Florentine Artisan Workshops of the Oltrarno with Aperitivo
Discover the world and history of Florentine craftmanship with exclusive visits to local artisan workshops! This will be a great opportunity to meet the artists who are working ardently to keep Florentine and Tuscan traditions alive through their handmade goods, applying centuries of technique and utilizing the best raw materials. We will explore Tuscany's key artisan craft goods such as leather, jewelry, paper, ceramics and antique relics while learning the curious stories behind them. This experience will empower you to distinguish between genuine and imitation goods. You'll meet the artisans directly and be given exclusive access to tour their production sites and learn how they are made.
- Spend the afternoon with a local expert (art & history)
- Meet the makers with exclusive appointments
- Understand Florence's legacy with paper-making, bookbinding, art & instrument restoration and more
- Tour the artisan's facilities, handle the jewelry and goods
- Learn about Florence's key artisan crafts and their tradition
- Visit unique antique collectors off the beaten path
- Tips for navigating leather in Florence
- Craft Aperitivo with food pairings (only for afternoon tours)
Start time: 10am or 3:30pm Days: Tuesday-Friday Duration: 3 hours Inclusions: All visits drinks, food pairings and personable, bilingual tour leader. Group Tour Cost: $100usd (equiv. to €85eu) per person group rate (max 6 people) Private Tour Cost: Please Inquire. Cost depends on group size and request. Not included: Travel insurance, transport, additional tastings and trip cancellation insurance. Optional add-ons (available for private tours): Hands-on jewelry making, paper making lesson and/or cocktail making lesson.
There are options to partake in production workshops, just make a note in your inquiry if you'd like to participate in a hands-on workshop related to bookbinding, paper-making or jewelry making. We will visit a minimum of 3 artisans in the Oltrarno district of Florence, home to artists and craftsmen. The AFTERNOON tour will end with a craft cocktail aperitivo at a nearby vintage lounge, also showcasing artisan made jewelry and bags. If you book in the morning, you'll be treated to a gelato, time permitting
We can accommodate virtually any food lifestyle. Just let us know how we can help. If you would like to start later or earlier than the times listed OR have a party larger than 6, please send us an inquiry via REQUEST PRIVATE EXPERIENCE. We quote in EU€ but process all payments in USD (no commissions added) plus online merchant/ticketing fees.