Traditional Florence Experience with Local Artisans

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 2 hours

Departs: Florence, Florence

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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The Florentine neighborhood of Oltrarno is well-known for craftmanship and laboratories - experience hands-on the traditions kept alive for centuries.

First, visit a famous paper workshop where they create beautifully marbled patterns that date back to 17th century bookbinders. See how the artists create special patterns, some even still famous today. Then, try your hand at marbling for a fun keep-sake to bring home with you!

Next, visit a family owned leather workshop. Oltrarno has been home to leather workers since the 14th century, and while most have moved out the city, a few workshops have managed to survive. See how this family creates beautifully hand-made products.

Step inside a mosaic laboratory. While mosaics have been popular in Italy since the Roman age, Florence created their own unique version under the Medici family. Meet the craftspeople who keep this ancient tradition alive, and watch them create beautifully ornate masterpieces from rough pieces of stone.

What's Included

A self-made souvenir from the paper workshop

Expert local guide

What's Not Included

Food & drinks


Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 2
  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 17
  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 99

Additional Info

  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

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

Discover the beautifully quiet and often overlooked neighborhood of Florence, where you will embark on a journey with your expert guide to experience 3 local workshops from traditional local artisans who keep their century old traditions alive.

- Visit a paper workshop and experience paper marbling for yourself, and bring your unique artwork home with you.

- Step inside a leather workshop and meet a local family still working to keep their craft alive, creating beautifully handmade purses, luxury pet supplies, beaded necklaces, and more.

- Experience a mosaic laboratory, where you will meet the craftspeople who keep this very ancient tradition alive. Learn how they create ornate masterpieces from rough pieces of stone, with methods used for a millennia.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Free

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