Artisan Walking Tour in Florence
Join us on a small-group walk of the Oltrarno neighborhood that looks at the crucial role of handcrafts and artisans in the city's history. Gain a better understanding of the importance of preserving and promoting many of these dying art forms.
What's in Store:
Explore Tuscan artisan traditions and the value and role of work and manufacturing in Italian culture
Enjoy interesting discussions in a small group six people or less
Non-Private Artisan Walking Tour in Florence
Live guide: English
Duration: 3 hoursfrom US$ 102.90
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Private Artisan Walking Tour in Florence
Live guide: English
Duration: 3 hours, Private tourfrom US$ 463.05
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Florentine leatherworkers, silversmiths, shoe manufacturers and hat makers have produced handmade goods for countless generations of kings and queens, princes and noblewomen and continue to this day, mostly in the area known as the Oltrarno ("on the other side of the Arno").
This three-hour walk will explore the private workshops of this characteristic neighborhood, providing a behind the scenes look at the current state of artisan production.
We will begin in the lovely Piazza Santo Spirito and enjoy a stroll through the Oltrarno neighborhood, which has been home to artisans for the last five-hundred years. The neighborhood is virtually carpeted with a maze of these small workshops on tiny side streets, representing some of the most historic enterprises in the city.
The group will have the chance to see some of these craftsmen at work, watching their meticulous practices and the tools of their trades.
• Expert guide
What's Not Included:
Good to Know:
Please keep in mind that we are guests in the workshops of these artisans. They have graciously agreed to let us interrupt their work day in order to share their art and the heritage of their craft with us, and we ask that you keep this in mind. If you have any questions for the artisans, please do not hesitate to ask.
A portion of your booking fee for this walk is donated to the Context Foundation for Sustainable Travel which, among other things, supports an apprenticeship program for the artisans of the Oltrarno who often have a difficult time attracting and retaining apprentices to carry on their work traditions.
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