Master Craftsman shops and Michelangelo experience

Walking Tour in the Oltrarno to discover the artisans' workshops and Michelangelo's Crucifix in Santo Spirito

Available: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

Departure: 03:00 PM

Languages: Italian, English

Duration: 120 minutes

Tour details

Walking Tour in the Oltrarno to discover the artisans' workshops and Michelangelo's Crucifix in Santo Spirito

Discovering the Oltrarno treasures, exclusive objects and masterpieces of the past and present. An irresistible tour that you won’t want to miss, where you will meet with people who still embody the true Florentine character between fantasy and genius, intuition and originality.

The tour begins in the spectacular Piazza Pitti, from which, just a few steps away, you will reach a shop where we will be able to assist, first hand, at the creation of the famous marbled Florentine paper of a long-standing tradition that is used in a vast variety of designs and colors.

Afterwards we will proceed to a unique Florentine mosaic workshop and learn about this technique which was started by the Medicis and it is still today one of the most iconic trades of the city.

Our desire to continue to explore leads us then to the charming and picturesque Piazza Santo Spirito, with an abundance of restaurants, shops and artists’ studios. We will enter the beautiful Church of Santo Spirito where we will admire, surrounded by the splendid architectural space designed by Brunelleschi, the only wood sculpture, a crucifix, carved by the hands of the great Michelangelo at the age of only 17. 

After fully enjoying this masterpiece, we will top this experience with a final stop at a workshop of a craftsman who will tell us about himself and how, as a boy, he began his career by producing exquisite handmade objects in silver and enamel.


Highlights

  • Discover the Oltrarno district
  • Professional, expert and local tour guide
  • A walking tour in the heart of Florence
  • Visit authentic Florentine artisan workshops
  • Discover the ancient artisan tradition in Florence
  • Visit Santo Spirito Church and Michelangelo's Crucifix

Meeting Point

Pitti square in front of Pitti Palace main entrance at 2.50 PM


Notes, inclusions and Rain Policy

Minimum 2 people. Entrance in a religious site requires an appropriate dress code, therefore knees and shoulders should be covered.

Guide service. Visit of Santo Spirito complex. Meeting with the artisans in their historic workshops.

Rain or shine, we'll be there with a smile.

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