Florence and its Ancient Arts and Crafts

Florence has been the city of Arts and Crafts since the Middle Ages and still today visitors can discover the work of artisans and craftsmen that have been producing fascinating hand-made objects for generations and generations.

Inlay picture frames, marbled paper, jewelry, and other quality handcrafts are the incredible result of a heritage based on tradition which continues to thrive just steps away from the Arno River in the historic center.

We would like to reveal the soul of Oltrarno: a neighborhood full of bottegas (workshops/studios) set among palazzos, Renaissance churches, and a maze of narrow streets…


  • Available: daily except Sundays and holidays
  • Duration: approximately 3 hours
  • When: morning or afternoon, at your convenience
  • Meeting point: the tour can begin wherever is convenient for you. The guide can meet you in the historic center, at the train or bus station, or your hotel if it is located within the historic center of Florence. At an additional cost, the guide can meet you elsewhere.



  • Tour cost with a local specialized guide for 1 – 10 people: € 180.00


  • This is a walking tour. Please wear comfortable shoes