Florence has a history of artisan crafts, and the city’s traditional ateliers are famous for their fine handcrafted gold jewelry, colorful mosaics, leather goods, marbled paper, and more. The bohemian Oltarno neighborhood across the Arno River from the city center has long been a hub of the local artisan culture and still has landmark workshops passed down through generations, as well as up-and-coming creatives breaking new ground with their handmade goods.
Browse the shops in the Oltrarno to admire the quality handicrafts and pick up a few one-of-a-kind mementos of your time in Florence. Workshop tours are an ideal way to learn about the city’s artisan traditions and discover the most storied spaces.
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