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Scuola del Cuoio

Via San Giuseppe 5R, 50122, Florence, Italy
+39 055 244 5334
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The place to get your leather

absolutely loved it. the leather school is located in the back of basilica of santa croce... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Redondo Beach, California
A gem of a find in Florence

This school was founded by the Franciscan friars of Sante Croce and two local families. It was set... read more

Reviewed November 21, 2017
Lesley P
Kent, United Kingdom
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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 where clients can witness the artisans create the leather goods in the midst of centuries-old history. After four generations, the Gori family continues to be committed to the great tradition of quality products and personal customer service which has allowed Scuola del Cuoio to establish a refined clientele worldwide. A visit is worthwhile for the beauty of its location and the refinement of its creations.
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Via San Giuseppe 5R, 50122, Florence, Italy
Santa Croce
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

absolutely loved it. the leather school is located in the back of basilica of santa croce (enter through a small side gate). if you want to buy good leather with confidence, this is the place to be. all of their products were very well made...More

1  Thank coldfootwpulses
Reviewed November 21, 2017

This school was founded by the Franciscan friars of Sante Croce and two local families. It was set up to give orphans of the 2nd world war to learn a trade. Brilliant to be able to watch the experts at work as well as the...More

1  Thank Lesley P
Reviewed November 7, 2017

This is a very interesting find in Florence. We wanted authentic leather goods from Italy. All products are made on site by apprentices learning the trade with genuine Italian leather. The quality is amazing and the experience is cultural. it is set in an old...More

Thank Sawatzky1969
Reviewed November 6, 2017

I was in need of a new dress belt as well as some gifts for family; I am glad I stopped by the school. It was neat watching the students make various leather items for eventual sale at the school. I found the perfect belt...More

1  Thank Malcom X
Reviewed November 1, 2017

Accessed through the back sacristy of the incomparable Santa Croce, and after meditating on some relics of Il Poverello, one comes to the Scuola Del Cuio. We've been coming here for years, buying numerous Christmas and birthday gifts of high quality handcrafted leather. So much...More

1  Thank Rcdown78
Reviewed September 24, 2017 via mobile

The historic school is tucked away behind Santa Croce, a peaceful haven off the tourist trail. Being a handbag addict I though I'd died & gone to heaven. There are bags in the most beautiful butter soft leather in similar styles but a fraction of...More

4  Thank LondonCLK
Reviewed September 15, 2017

Have been here at least five times. Have bought handbags, a leather jacket which compares to none other and they used to carry gloves but no longer. The service is wonderful and the products are made to last basically forever. Would not go any place...More

3  Thank g1n1c1
Reviewed September 15, 2017 via mobile

When you're in Firenze--the leather capital of the world many say--you find no shortage of shops, stalls, etc. to buy leather. We decided to visit Scuola Del Cuoio for authentic Made in Italy leather goods. The school was created post WWII to help orphans learn...More

2  Thank wannabefolkie
Reviewed September 7, 2017 via mobile

Wanted to purchase a leather jacket and wanted to make sure it was authentically sourced and made in Florence. The service was wonderful and not high pressured or rushed. I found a lovely jacket and had it monogrammed with my initials. Would highly recommend other...More

2  Thank Tania R
Reviewed September 7, 2017 via mobile

This was my second time visiting the school and it is well worth the visit. It was started after WWII in order to give Italians a trade. They make the most beautiful leather goods and during the week, you can watch leather goods being made...More

2  Thank epnurse
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.
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September 21, 2017|
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Hello, The price shown online is net of 22% vat tax for exports outside of the European Community, while prices in the store include Vat instead. So the price is in fact identical. If you shop in store and ship the goods... More
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