We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book In Advance
All photos (107)
All photos (107)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good17%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“leather school”(37 reviews)
“leather goods”(60 reviews)
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
Via di San Giuseppe 5R, 50122, Florence, Italy
Santa Croce
Improve This Listing
Ways to Experience Scuola del Cuoio
from $11.57
More Info
from $867.76
More Info
Reviews (228)
Filter reviews
192 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Traveler rating
Show reviews that mention
All reviews leather school leather goods beautiful leather santa croce church italian leather leather jacket sales associate questionable quality designer labels beautiful gifts great place to purchase for sale various stages famous florentines buy something beautiful pieces rick steves
Selected filters
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 192 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

I knew I had to buy leather in Florence. The hotel recommended the leather school, saying there were places within Florence that were not authentic, but the leather at the school would be. I was thinking that maybe it would be less expensive since it...More

Date of experience: May 2019
2  Thank anybody_10
Melounge, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Scuola del Cuoio, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you very much for your visit and your purchases. I hope you enjoyed the time spent in our workshop! Please note that the school is a part of our organization but the students are not involved at any level with the production of the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was searching all of Florence for a few days to find a unique leather basket weave handbag - wanted something unique. Most of the shops around town had pretty much the same design. I remember passing the school not far from our apartment in...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank tete9290
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First visit to the school. The leather goods are beautifully crafted with some unique designs. Entering through the leather school gives the opportunity to walk through the serene back garden and enjoy a moment of quiet.

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank kendellbrink
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can’t do better on leather goods in Florence. Authentic, local, best prices and made here! Check, especially the gorgeous handbags and small leather Goods!

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank bgarrand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was a short walk from the hotel. Beautiful leather goods and we bought most of our presents for people back home.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank 437shoffman
Reviewed March 19, 2019 via mobile

Interesting location. Saw students working via looking thru window. Very interesting. Ventured within. Nice snakeskin bracelets for 20€. Didn't bother to purchase. Saw other VERY expensive clutch purses/wallets and BEYOND lovely bags. All in all, I'm very glad I went.

Date of experience: March 2019
Reviewed February 13, 2019

We went on the recommendation of the hotel concierge and are glad we did. It was interesting to watch the artisans work on leather products. The show room has a good selection of completed items ranging from bags to clothing to utility items. The prices...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank rappdw
Reviewed February 1, 2019 via mobile

We toured all the shops in Florence and ended our journey here. I actually didn’t buy anything when there because we had very little time and had to race off. I ended up making a large purchase online shortly after. The quality is first class....More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Tvm3333
Reviewed December 31, 2018 via mobile

This July I visited the leather school. Prior to arriving, I read about the school’s history. But upon entering, the establishment was more than I imagined! Upon enetering, my eye caught a beautiful leather bag in bone / cream color. I met with a sales...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank JayDee_Cali
Reviewed December 16, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank HoboDiner
View more reviews
Santa Croce
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.
Nearby HotelsSee all 415 nearby hotels
Plaza Lucchesi Hotel
1,932 reviews
.06 miles away
Hotel Privilege
432 reviews
.09 miles away
Hotel Il Poeta Dante
364 reviews
.09 miles away
Hotel Ritz
105 reviews
.11 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 3,191 nearby restaurants
Bisteccheria Santa Croce
281 reviews
.10 miles away
Pizzeria Canto del Ramerino
315 reviews
.07 miles away
64 reviews
.08 miles away
Baldovino Bistrot
736 reviews
.08 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 1,801 nearby attractions
Basilica di Santa Croce
8,398 reviews
.09 miles away
Piazza Santa Croce
1,075 reviews
.14 miles away
Museo dell'Opera di Santa Croce
116 reviews
.07 miles away
Monumento a Dante Alighieri
78 reviews
.11 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
February 4, 2019|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Melounge | Property representative |
Hello. Thank you for your message and sorry for the late reply. Yes, you can use our private entrance located in Via San Giuseppe 5R, on the left side of the Church.
Google Translation
Janet W
October 17, 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from ctsounis | Reviewed this property |
ask ship reception for map and directions
September 17, 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from ctsounis | Reviewed this property |
go all ranges