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Back Florence: in the light of the Renaissance

Once the heart of the Renaissance, Florence has long been admired for its traditional Italian craftsmanship. Discover artisans and ateliers that are committed to following in the footsteps of their predecessors to preserve the time-honoured Tuscan savoir-faire of frame and mosaic making, restoration of antiques, woodworking, bookbinding and perfumery.

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1 Master Artisan Gabriele and Tommaso Maselli Frame maker In his family shop master framer Gabriele and his son Tommaso present a collection of over 600 unique handcrafted wooden frames and antique prints. Via de' Ginori 51/R,
50123 Florence, Italy
Monday to Saturday 09:00 - 13:00/15:00 - 19:30 More
2 Master Artisan Daniele & Letizia Traversari Mosaic maker Fourth-generation mosaic makers Daniele and Letizia specialise in mosaic portraits, table tops and works of art created according to three different techniques. Via Senese 68B,
50124 Florence, Italy
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3 Master Artisan Leonardo Scarpelli Mosaic maker Leonardo Scarpelli is one of the few artisans in the world that has mastered the craft of Florentine commesso mosaics made with semi-precious stones. Via Ricasoli 59R
50122 Florence, Italy
Monday to Friday 09:30 - 18:30, Saturday 09:30 - 18:30 and Sunday 09:30 - 13:00 More
4 Master Artisan Lapo Giannini & Michiko Kuwata Bookbinder With their bookbinding and bespoke leather accessories, Lapo and Michiko combine the Florentine restoration technique with Japanese precision. Borgo San Frediano 133/R,
50124 Florence, Italy
Monday to Saturday 10:30 - 13:00 / 16:30 - 19:00 More
5 Master Artisan Daniele Nencioni Woodcarver For over 30 years Daniele Nencioni has been reviving and reproducing antique furniture and accessory pieces, from frames and wall lamps to clocks and dressers. Via Maffia 54r,
50125 Florence, Italy
Monday to Friday 08:30 - 13:00 / 14:30 - 19:00 More
6 Master Artisan Paolo Penko Jewellery maker Whether handmade earrings, brooches or 13th century coin replicas, Paolo Penko’s jewellery is a true ode to Florence, its history and artistic heritage. Via Ferdinando Zannetti 14 – 16 r,
50123 Florence, Italy
Tuesday - Saturday 09:30 - 13:30/15:30 - 19:30 More
7 Atelier Il Bronzetto Bronzesmithing With its collections of brass and bronze furniture, Il Bronzetto delivers the perfect harmony of timeless and classical with contemporary. Via Senese 50R,
50124 Florence, Italy
Monday to Friday 08:30 - 17:30 More
8 Museum Museo Stibbert Museo Stibbert is the result of Frederick Stibbert’s meticulous collecting of antiques that are showcased in his former villa that sits at the top of Florence’s Montughi hill. Via Federigo Stibbert 26,
50134 Florence, Italy
Monday to Wednesday 10:00 - 14:00 and Friday to Sunday 10:00 - 18:00 More
9 courses Perfume making experience in Florence Artisanal perfumery house Aquaflor offers a perfume masterclass to create hand-engraved perfume bottles made from rare materials and precious essences. Borgo Santa Croce 6,
50122 Florence, Italy
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10 Guided tour Eat in a historic silk mill in Florence Dine in one of the world’s remaining artisanal silk manufacturing workshops while marvelling at the historic 18th century hand looms, including a warper made to an original design by Leonardo da Vinci. Via L. Bartolini 4,
50124 Florence, Italy
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