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Artisan Workshops: Guided Small-Group Walking Tour in Florence provided by Artviva: The Original & Best Tours Italy

Artisan Workshops: Guided Small-Group Walking Tour in Florence

Artisan Workshops: Guided Small-Group Walking Tour in Florence
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Embark on this 3-hour expert-led small-group walking tour of artisan workshops in Florence where you will discover the heart of Florentine traditional craftsmanship. Treat yourself to a lovely experience that includes meeting practitioners of ancient crafts, from hand carved wood furnishings to gorgeous mosaics and sculptures. On this exploration of Florentine creativity you will also have a chance to purchase one-of-a-kind items that are the perfect souvenirs or gifts for someone back home.
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  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6144P20
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Piazza di Santa Croce, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy Santa Croce Square by the Statue of Dante
  • Via del Parione, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Piazza di Santa Croce, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy Santa Croce Square by the Statue of Dante
  • Via del Parione, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Via del Parione, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Piazza di Santa Croce
    Piazza di Santa Croce, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy
    Santa Croce Square by the Statue of Dante
    See address & details
  • 1
    Basilica of Santa Croce
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 2
    Piazza Santa Croce
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Ponte Vecchio
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 4
    Palazzo Pitti
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Piazza Della Passera
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Piazza Santo Spirito
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Via del Parione
    Via del Parione, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy
    See address & details
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eborcher
Pennsylvania24 contributions
A one of a kind experience!
Oct 2019
The description of this tour was intriguing and it proved to be fascinating! Maria was our guide and we had her all to ourselves that afternoon. We started at the Florentine mosaic studio "Mosaici di Lastrucci" which blew us away. You think you are looking at a beautiful paintings but they are all made of stone. At all our stops we were introduced to the craftsmen and women and got to watch them at work. Next was a goldsmith's shop, then a shoemaker, then a leather maker. We had told Maria at the onset that we wanted her to show us some genuine Italian leather craftsmen as Florence has tons of leather goods - lots of them knockoffs. She came through in a big way and took us to two leather shops you must visit while in Florence - BENHEART and KATIAN. My daughter purchased her first leather jacket at Benheart. While waiting for them to add her initials on the sleeve of her jacket, who comes in but the designer himself! Then we went to Katian where I found my jacket and also met the designer!! Such a cool experience - we never would have found these shops without Maria. Our last stop was at a stationery store where we got to see how they make their own paper - A. Cozzi and do some shopping. I highly recommend this tour - just make sure you wear comfortable shoes as it is a lot of walking. Grazie Maria!
Written 10 November 2019
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Sarah G
Baltimore, MD4 contributions
Maria was a knowledgeable and fun guide!
This was a unique opportunity to learn about the history of craftsmen in Florence and visit smaller artisans' workshops that otherwise would be impossible or at least, difficult to visit on one's own. I was impressed by the variety of types of art as well as the unique opportunities to speak with, tour the workshops of and see the processes of artisans, including many whose styles and techniques are unusual. A wonderful tour!
Written 15 October 2019
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Bill F
St. Petersburg, FL15 contributions
Something Different
Sep 2018 • Couples
While we have enjoyed many tours over the years of all the wonderful galleries, museums and churches in Florence, we wanted something a bit different this time. We really enjoyed our afternoon walking tour of several local artisans/craftsmen in Florence. Maria was our guide and she did a great job of selecting an interesting and impressive group of shops to visit.
We were able to spend time with the owners/craftsmen as they explained some of the pieces they were working on, whether it was an intricate mosaic, a gold necklace, or a beautiful leather purse.
There was absolutely no pressure to purchase any of the items available at each of the shops, although we couldn't leave Florence or this tour without something to remember the wonderful afternoon.
Written 12 October 2018
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Eric B
London, UK62 contributions
Had a great time!
Mar 2018 • Family
Had a great time with Maria. She really knows Florence well and has a lot of knowledge about each of the artisans that she visits. She does a nice job of educating on the processes which helped us appreciate the work that we got to see. On our tour we visited a mosaic workshop, a real jeweler, a wood worker, and a print shop where they made decorated paper using an ancient transfer method. Only downside is that the tour is later in the afternoon and some shops were closed.

I didn’t feel pressure to buy anything when we visited these places, but you can if you like. Bonus, Maria also helped us out with gifts. We wanted some authentic, Florence-made leather goods and she showed us where we could buy.

A lot of walking if you have small children but I thought it was a great tour and highly recommend for someone who either wants to learn about craftsmanship or is looking to do some serious shopping for quality, one-of-a-kind items that cannot be found elsewhere.
Written 13 April 2018
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Thanks for the great review, Eric! We love hearing about our customers' experiences and are so glad Maria was able to cater to your needs and help you find those amazing one-of-a-kind gifts to bring home. Thanks again and we are happy you enjoyed your experience with us. -N
Written 24 April 2018
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