The secret of the artisan laboratory in Florence

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Duration: 3 hours

Departs: Florence, Florence

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

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Florentine Renaissance marks the pinnacle of the craftsman’s figure affirmation: an artist, a maker yet someone who creates new techniques and styles. Venturing into the less busy areas of Florence we can find those craftsmen, were new shops used to be opened daily and slowly became meeting points where artisans consolidated their reputations while enhancing their creative skills. Still today, these little shops produce the most refined objects of desire in the entire world. We will discover the amazing secrets of Italian Craftsmen, handed down from generation to generation.
The most famous of Florentine artisanal works are traditionally done in Santo Spirito; our expert local guide will show you the district and its monuments and you will track down several small ateliers. Leather, mosaics, the city’s finest jewelers and much more. Have the opportunity to see artisans at work, in their own laboratories. Be amazed by this out of time experience.

What's Included

All activities

Hotel pickup (select hotels only)

Private tour

Professional art historian guide

What's Not Included


Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 3
  • CHILD: Age: 4 - 12
  • ADULT: Age: 13 - 99

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Historic school where artisans make leather and fine objects. Here you can discover the Amazing secrets of italian master craftsman.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

I Mosaici Di Lastrucci
Here you can find a pride craftman who make a preciuos mosaic, a jump into Florentine Renaissance

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Il Papiro
Here a master artist will introduce you the history of marble and all techniques of marble making.

Then you will test yourself on a creation of marbled paper.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Paolo Penko
The goldsmith Paolo Penko, in his workshop in the heart of Florence, a few steps from the Duomo, together with his wife Beatrice - an expert in gemology - and his son Alessandro, creates unique jewels, made entirely by hand, according to the ancient techniques of the goldsmith tradition Florentine.

Unique and recognizable, the Penko style harmoniously weaves together the beauty and quality of the material with the appeal of forms and symbols of Florentine architecture and painting.

An object Paolo Penko is not a simple jewel, but a harmonious union between past and present, between tradition and innovation, between creativity and know-how and, above all, is able to tell a story, to convey a message and a content, merging it with a strongly glamorous soul.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

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