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Leather Craftsmen inside the Monastery of Santa Croce since 1950 The unique location, the quality of its products and the commitment to tradition has made Scuola del Cuoio world famous. Today, it remains the largest genuine laboratory in Florence...more
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What an amazing place - my understanding is the school was started after WWII for children orphaned by the war to learn a trade and the school continues today, making amazing leather goods. I honestly didn’t love all the designs and prices are at the...More
Unable to find suitable gift for someone. I also went looking for a leather jacket for myself but hardly ever available small size 44 or 46 men according to one salesperson. None when I visited. Scratched off from my leather store bucket list.
You see the beauty of the craftsmanship in every item. Their designs are exceptional. This is a stop that should be added to every Firenze itinerary. Look at this store before buying anywhere else.
I of course couldn't resist and bought myself a little something....More
This was one of our best leather-shopping experiences. It is clear that all items are authentic leather products, there is a great selection of items and many price points, it is all reasonably priced, and they offer free monogramming. Customer service is also excellent and...More
Cannot say enough great things about this place. First of all, I had some time to kill before climbing the Duomo steps, so we decided to buy a ticket to enter Santa Croce. That was fabulous, but when I consulted my pocket guide to Florence(Thank-you...More
A great place to visit, particularly if you are thinking of buying a leather product. There are so many leather shops in Florence and it’s so hard to know if what you are buying is authentic or a cheap import. The assistant at the Scuola...More
We had browsed the ‘markets’ which were overflowing with jackets, belts, and purses.
But buyer beware - many are not real leather. I bought a couple of purses for fun at a low price.
For my splurge pieces I went to this leather school. Bought...More
For my Big-O birthday, I traveled once again to Florence. I'd been three times before, but this time I wanted to buy a handbag from the Scuola del Cuoio.
My beautiful bag, costing almost $300 US, is perfect with supple leather, many compartments and hidden...More
It’s funny I added this stop to my TA list. Without realizing it as we walked towards the back of Santa Croce Church we saw the school sign. It’s right next to a neighborhood school so we weren’t certain if we could enter lol. We...More
I was excited to visit as a leathercrafter myself, but discovered the artisans and front staff were busy selling or making rather than answer my questions. Not the experience I was hoping for but interesting to see for about 20 minutes.
Stop and stare at the beauty and symmetry of the Basilica of Santa Croce any time day or night. Unraveling around it are a number of architectural and artistic masterpieces, from the Synagogue to the Central National Library. As a hub for young people, the area gets busy with people who want to have fun: a continuous flow of tourists and locals become animated by songs and dances.