In this daily tour you will explore hidden artisan workshops and get in touch with old-fashioned professions! High quality handicraft has a long tradition in Tuscany, and talented craftsmen keep on usingancient techniques, passed down from generation to generation. The itinerary will start in Arezzo where you will learn how is made a perfect pair of shoes following the traditional rules of the “Made in Italy”, in a typical “bottega” located in the lovely historic center. Then, you will reach Anghiari, a beautiful hamlet located in Valtiberina, and have a guided visit of a high quality textile factory, which has been making traditional fabrics since 1842 and still uses the original looms. Finally, you will discover what it means restoring an old piece of furnishing respecting its story and materials.
Your private driver will pick you up at your accommodation and you will reach Arezzo by a comfortable Mercedes minivan.
You will meet your tour guide and you will reach a leather artisan workshop in Arezzo, where the artisan will explain you how is made a pair of shoes. The demonstration includes explanations on how to take foot measurements, drawing the patterns, choosing, cutting and sewing of leather.
You will head for Anghiari. You will there visit a well-known textile factory located in the suggestive hamlet and a woodworker workshop. You will have some free time for you lunch break and to stroll about.
Your private driver will be waiting for you to drive you back to your accommodation. It will be possible to stop over in the picturesque town of Sansepolcro, homeland of the Renaissance artist Piero della Francesca.
(Please note: the schedule is tentative and may be subject to change)
- English-speaking licenced tour guide (approx. 6 hours)
- Shoe making demonstration at a leather artisan workshop in Arezzo (approx. 1 hour)
- Visit to a textile factory and showroom in Anghiari (approx. 1 hour)
- Furniture restoration demonstration at a woodworker workshop (approx. 1 hour)
- Time to visit Arezzo and Anghiari
- Private transportation in a Mercedes minivan (departure from and return to your accommodation)
- Entrance fees