Florence is the only city in Italy where quality craftsmanship survives at reasonable prices, but in order to avoid imitations and “tourist traps“, you will need to be guided by a local expert in the sector! What better occasion to take home a fine Florentine product than I Love Shopping in Florence? This experience will take you inside the best artisan workshops in the city, keeping in mind our two main values: fabulousness and uniqueness!
We will visit an authentic Florentine leather workshop where you can admire products created with care and dedication by Florentine artisans, whose expertise can be traced back to the Middle Ages! We will then show you some of the best goldsmiths in town. Did you know that jewelry-making has been one of Florence’s signature crafts since the Medici family removed all of the butcher’s stalls from the Ponte Vecchio bridge replacing them with goldsmiths and silversmiths? Their bracelets and necklaces will make your head spin!
Florence is also famous for its stone mosaics, made in the meticulous technique of the “commesso” (literally, “joined”), which consists in the careful selection of precious and semi-precious stones set in fabulous inlays. We are sure you won’t be able to tell if you’re looking at a mosaic or an intricate painting!
And then again shoes, paper, ceramics and much more! In this experience, we want to keep your tastes and needs in mind to introduce you to an aspect of the Florentine tradition which, unfortunately, is slowly disappearing!
DETAILS AND INFO
- COST: 150,00 €
- DURATION: 3 hours