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ID: 1729
Artisans of Florence
Offered by Company : ID 3078
Country : Italy
Destinations : florence (Toscana)
Duration : 5 – 6 hour(s)
Minimum Price : $104 USD ( Per Person)
Maximum Price : $188 USD ( Per Person)
Type : Private,Customized
Season : All Year Round
Trip Categories : Indoor Activities
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This program visits Florence artisans at work practicing ancient techniques in gold, silver, paper, and wood. On request this tour can be combined with the Chocolate Artisan Tour: you can substitute one craft workshop with a chocolate laboratory, or vice versa you can substitute one chocolate demonstration and tasting with a laboratory of the artisan tour. Programs are offered any day of the year, and can be conducted in your native language.
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The program:

10:00 am - Meeting in Piazza Santa Croce, in front of the Dante monument or at your hotel in Florence.

10:15 am - Walking along the narrow streets of the Santa Croce neighborhood, the group will reach the first workshop. While walking, the guide will describe the characteristics of Florentine neighborhoods, focusing on the history of the local arts and crafts. Since the year 1000, the local economy in Florence was supported by the artisans' activity.

10:30 am - Once in the first workshop, participants will attend a demonstration on how to create marbled papers.

11:30 am - Walking towards the second workshop (varying between ancient book binding and restoration, ceramics, wood carving or textile restoration)

12:45 pm - Walking towards Restaurant Gastone

1:00 pm - Lunch with Tuscan specialties and wines. After the lunch, the group will be escorted in the Ponte Vecchio area ("Old Bridge").

2:30 pm - Visit the jewellery production workshop, located close the old Roman Gate. The three young and enthusiastic artisans will show the complete working process, explaining the different techniques used to smelt, weld, and encase.

3:45 pm - Return back to the meeting point and end of the excursion
The price of the program includes: an expert guide in your language, guided visit to the workshop and a Tuscan lunch with wine.
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