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Artisan Workshops: Guided Small-Group Walking Tour in Florence

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US$ 88.96
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    What to Expect
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    Stop At: Basilica di Santa Croce, Piazza Santa Croce 16, Florence Italy

    Your guide, an expert personal shopper with a keen sense of authenticity, tradition and beauty, will meet you at the Statue of Dante in Santa Croce square

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Piazza Santa Croce, 50122, Florence Italy

    Your first stop will be a Florentine inlay mosaic technique workshop where you will see mosaic landscapes painted with marble and stones in the ancient workshop museum

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Ponte Vecchio, 50125, Florence Italy

    Next you will visit to a historic goldsmith artisan workshop where you can admire the creation of totally handmade florentine style jewelry

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Palazzo Pitti, Piazza Dei Pitti 1, 50125, Florence Italy

    from here, you will head towards either a real leather shoe maker's studio to discover one of Florence's traditional and trendy products that are entirely handmade or to a leather bag workshop to see skilled artisans making unique leather bags with great care, skill, and attention to detail.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Piazza Della Passera, Florence Italy

    Next, your guide will take you to a wood workshop where a local artisan carves furnishings and sculptures or marquetry inlay by hand.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Piazza Santo Spirito, 50125, Florence Italy

    Next on your tour is a truly special treat. You will visit a bookbinder's workshop. Here you will witness the mesmerizing creation of authentic Florentine marbled paper.

    Duration: 30 minutes
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Piazza di Santa Croce, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy
    Departure Time
    3:15 PM
    Return Details
    Via del Parione, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy
    • Professional guide
    • Food and drinks
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled 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 travelers
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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,
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    Response from ArtViva I, Public Relations Manager at Artisan Workshops Guided Small-group Walking Tour in Florence
    Responded 23 Apr 2018
    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
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