Handcraft in Tuscany
During your stay in Tuscany do not miss the chance to watch local experienced artisans at work.
During your stay in Tuscany do not miss the chance to visit the traditional workshops of local artisans to watch them closely while working and to bring back home original and unique souvenirs. Visit the nearby hamlets and the historic workshops of local artisans working Alabaster, Leather, typical Florentine Paper, Chrystal and the famous Terracotta from Impruneta.
In an old hay barn in the Chianti countryside, you have the chance to take part in ceramic laboratories, where you will create small objects and will try decorating them with typical, traditional, Italian paints for ceramics. The works created will be given to the maker after cooking in the kiln. Courses for children and families are also available.
Otherwise, design your own dream shoes, select the best materials, learn all the secrets of the art of shoe making. The shoe experience will begin in Atelier in Tuscany with experienced shoemakers who will design together with you the ideal shoe, choosing the shape, the height of the heel, accessories, the material and colours. You may also choose to personalise the shoes with your own name, a dedication or a special date. Once the design is ready, the shoe-makers can start creating the shoes according to the oldest Tuscan shoe making tradition. When completed, the shoes will be sent to your home. It is also possible to request the realization of bespoken bags, perfumes and dresses.