Enjoy exploring the artisan workshops where Florence’s craftsmen ply their ancient trades on this Florence artisan tour.
Highlights of the private Florence Artisan’s Workshop Tour include:
Choose from our areas of interest to have us tailor-make an activity just for you
Visit a wealth of workshops, such as Europe’s most famous antique tapestry dealer
See items such as exquisite jewellery carefully handcrafted by master craftsmen whose workshops are classified as museums
Discover how magnificent Renaissance furniture replicas are produced using historic techniques
Watch painstakingly exacting gilders going about the work of centuries past
Step into spaces the where descendants of the famous Medici family sell art to Windsor palace
Perhaps have the chance to meet Italy’s most famous wood carvers
Areas of interest to choose from include:
Jewellery, silver handicrafts, fabrics, embroideries, tailoring, wooden furniture and restoration, paper, boxes and books, perfumes and essences, make-up and wigs, leather and homeware decoration.
This tour has been created in collaboration with OMA (Osservatorio dei Mestieri dell’Arte) and Fiavet Toscana (Tuscany’s Travel Agents Association). The guides have been trained with a specific preparation to be a “Quality Handicraft Assistant”.
The finer details:
Length: 3 hours
Price: €275 for 1-6 persons
Includes: an expert guide; visits to artisan workshops and stores upon request
Notes: Please specify your favorite areas of interest in the notes section. This activity is not available on weekends. Inclusions will vary in accordance to opening times. Not ideal for small children, as we enter working shops in which small children and strollers may be problematic. It is ArtViva’s policy not to accept commissions from shops we recommend or visit.
Group size: As this tour enters the private workspace of our artisans, a maximum of 6 people can participate. For larger groups, we can arrange for various guides/groups contemporaneously.
Weather: runs rain or shine
We’ll confirm the meeting point with you after booking.
If you would like a private transfer to the meeting point please choose the optional add-on.
Most of our customers enjoy having the benefits of a private tour. You have your own guide. You can have rest stops when you like. We can tailor the tour to suit your needs and preferences. We always choose the best guide for your needs, whether you are a family, an art school, or a company doing an incentive event.
All our tours except our Sex, Drugs and Renaissance tour are kid friendly. When doing a private tour with us, you have your own guide, so tell us in the notes of the booking the ages of your kids and we will tailor the tour and choose a guide that’s great for kids for you. We also have 4 special kids’ tours in Florence.
No large bags or backpacks in museums, in churches shoulders and knees must be covered so bring a scarf to cover your shoulders. IF it’s a walking, bicycle or a countryside tour make sure to bring comfortable shoes. It’s important for everyone to bring their ID
We are offering mainly Private and some Semi-private tours at the moment. We do not offer many semi private small group tours anymore due to the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic. The difference between Private and Semi-private is that the private tours are fully private tours with your own guide and the Semi-private are small shared group tours where individuals can join others.
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Price per person depends on the size of your private group
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