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culture walk

Discover the handicraft of Florence

culture walk

Discover the handicraft of Florence

Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
1.5 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Hosted in
English
culture walk

Discover the handicraft of Florence

culture walk

Discover the handicraft of Florence

Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
1.5 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

In this tour I will take you inside the artesan tradition of Florence. The Renaissance was born here thanks to the capacity of this town to work hard and many of the traditional work that started in the Middle Ages still exist. We will visit a shop of Marble Paper and we will see in a little demonstration how it is possible to give paper this particolar marble effect. Then we will visit a Mosaic shop: a family owned shop and laboratory where the tradistion of "creating paintings using little stones” has been teached from father to his son. There will be the possibility to see how they work doing everithing with theyr hands. Finally we will move to the "heart of leather": Florence people work with leather since the XIII century and even now leather is one of the most important business of Florence. The tour will be a great taste of the Florentinian working traditions.

Your host

Learn more about Ilenia

Ilenia

My name is Ilenia and I am a licensed Florence local guide. I love taking people to discover the secrets hidden in the streets where Michelangelo and Leonardo used to walk. But Florence is not only art: food , wine, history, important families. All this helped Florence to become a beautifulll place to visit.

Where you'll be

We are visiting the center of Florence and some artesan shops. We are going to start from the Cathedral, the history of the construction of the most important religious building of Florence. Then we are visiting some artesan shops : mosaic shop and marble paper shop. After this we are going to walk in the middle ages areas and it's small streets. Finally we are going to reach Santa Croce Square where we are going to visit a leather shop.

Things to keep in mind

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Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 10 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

Government ID

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More tips

We are going to walk in Florence. It will be a very easy walk, but I suggest you comfortable shoes.

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Ilenia
Discover the handicraft of Florence
New experience
£23/person
New experience
£23/person