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Scuola del Cuoio

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Scuola del Cuoio

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FIRST time in Florence? Don’t you know where to start?<br><br>Join our free walking tour! We’ll show you the main HIGHTLIGHTS of this beautiful city and make you travel into the RENAISSANCE times and intrigues of one of the most powerful families of history: the MEDICI. All in a funny and easy-going way. We’ll also give you all the tips to take the most of the city and ENJOY it to the fullest!<br><br>“Cool! but who are you ?? ”<br><br>If you wonder so, you're curious ... and we love that! We’re a group of local friends and also official tour guides of Florence, although we prefer to introduce us as STORYTELLERS! That’s why our name is Tour-TALE. We love make you travel throughout the past as you were in a tale. We’ve also been tourists, so we try to give you the kind of visit we’d like to find: clear and with a good balance between information, curiosities and funny anecdotes. Our aim is that you to finish our tour with a smile and give you the best memory possible of your trip. Are you ready?
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jlg22 wrote a review Oct 2020
Los Angeles, CA9 contributions1 helpful vote
This place was awesome. The leather school has so many leather goods to choose from, and I think their prices are reasonable. As others have stated, you can see students here learning how to produce finished leather goods like jackets, bags, belts, wallets, etc. It was here, that I found my perfect Florentine leather jacket and loved it as soon as I saw it the first time. Of course, it is the one I posted on here. The jacket had a list price of 410 euros but the great thing about it is that if you subtract the VAT refund at the airport plus the free same-day sleeve alterations you get at the school (if you need the jacket sleeves shortened), it was the equivalent of about 90-100 euros in savings. That is quite significant. I used those savings to buy a pair of nice Italian leather shoes. Anyway, I also bought a nice reversible (black/brown) leather belt at the school, for about 30 euros, I think. Regarding the shop staff, the young sales guy that was helping me, wasn't very friendly but he did his job. However the young lady who helped me with the final transaction and explained the VAT refund at the airport was very cute, kind and helpful. If I remember correctly, she was from Venezuela. ;) Anyway, in the end I was so happy and delighted with my purchases, and if I manage to make it back to Florence someday, I will definitely go to the School of Leather first, and buy leather goods again. I highly, highly recommend this excellent leather shop!
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Date of experience: November 2019
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FamTravelCurator wrote a review Apr 2020
Vancouver, Canada108 contributions74 helpful votes
So glad we visited this school and got to watch artisans hone their craft. The purses were absolutely gorgeous. I had intended on going back to buy one, but never did. I guess I need to make a return trip to Florence in the near future then! By the way, don't come here expecting to find a bargain. This is not a discount store; however if you value authentic craftsmanship, then you will be willing to pay the price for the purses here.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Jacqueline D wrote a review Feb 2020
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Read about this place so popped in. Tucked away but close walking distance to Duomo. Wandered in and mind blown. All products Top Grain leather. So buttery soft. All products were able to be monogrammed and belts made to fit (shortened, extra holes) for no extra charge. Watched while craftsman personalised all purchases for myself and family. Chose between yellow or white gold monograms on my leather. Far exceeded expectations. Quality was unreal and prices realistic. You get what you pay for but not outrageous. Fair prices for excellent quality. (€35 for belt, €40 for card wallet) Easy shopping knowing everything in store was top grain and made on site. Craftsmanship was excellent.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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MichelleMZ88 wrote a review Feb 2020
Ashburn, Virginia6 contributions13 helpful votes
This place has such a rich history and a friendly staff who will tell you all about it! You can see artisans making leather goods and purchase them, with a price range of 3 euros to several hundred depending on the item (bookmark versus purse). Though you can shop, it doesn't feel very high-pressure and you can also just wander through if you like.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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tinaNtravel wrote a review Dec 2019
San Jose, California1,327 contributions509 helpful votes
The leather school is at one end of the magnificent Basilica Santa Croce. You can see the workstations used by the leather workers. There is also a shop where you can purchase high end leather goods such as jackets, belts or purses. While visiting the Basilica, this is worth a look through even if you don’t plan to buy anything.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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