Fashion Tour


Itinerary no. 1
We start our tour focusing on the area nicknamed by locals as Oltrarno (beyond the Arno), traditionally considered the district of craftsmen, goldsmiths, fabric artisans etc. As the visit is supposed to involve all the five senses, we are introduced to the world of perfumes. The atelier has been existing for 20 years and it has become since then a crossroad of the colours of Tuscany and the spices, essences and influences of the Orient. We continue our tour stopping at a workshop where leather gloves are designed and manifactured since 1919. Walking towards the Pitti Palace, magnificent residence of the ruling families in Florence, we cannot miss a hat shop, whose owner has inherited this incredible passion from his mother and his aunts!
Taking one of the side streets near Pitti, we discover a unique accessory store ... maybe some of the creations can be combined with the models of a designer, whose atelier is only a block way. This lady, that thinks that fashion was for her a love choice, is convinced that fabrics talk to her! Simply wonderful!

Itinerary no. 2
Santa Maria Novella is one of the prestigious Florentine institutions: since 1221 there has always been a pharmacy annexed to the Domenican convent but the present location was inaugurated in 1612. It is a feat for the eyes and the nose, products from this perfume atelier are exported worlwide. A few steps from there, along the street of antique dealers, we discover an incredibly talented tailor, he is so proud to reveal that he needs 70 hours of work to create one of his gentleman suits!
Our next stop is the museum of the shoemaker of the dreams, Salvatore Ferragamo. Like a journey into memory, we walk down the steps leading to the well of Beatrice - Dante Alighieri's inspiring muse - to discover shoe models of movie stars, princesses, influential politicians and the history of the company.
Why not continue to dream with some jewels? We walk to the other end of Santa Trinita Bridge to admire some gorgeous creations.
If a little time is still available, it is advisable to take a glance at the most famous stationery workshop in town, producing marbled paper since 1865.

Testimonials

  • Shore Excursion from Livorno Harbour to Florence and Pisa

    Santiago Family from POrtorico. Shore Excursion to Pisa and Florence , back to the harbour. Thanks for travelling with us . Read more
  • Flavia Saiad

    After some days in Tuscany , here there are at the Station ready for another Italian's adventure Read more
  • Karen & Jhon from Boston

    E-mail dated back Septmber 2019
    Hi Sylvia - its' hard to believe but in a few weeks it will be a year since our wonderful trip to Tuscany and our three days of touring with you. We've told many, many people about our three days touring with you in Tuscany! We love to tell the story of the guy in the

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  • Judith Wolfe on Behalf of Linda Wolfe October 2018

    Dear Silvia,My customers have returned from their long extended trip to Italy. San Gimignano was their 1st stop.They said the tour you arranged was wonderful and the guide made it especially good, saying that he is one of the best they ever had.They also really enjoyed the lunch stop and view.Thank you... Read more
  • Mrs. Maristela Azevedo

    Hello, Silvia, how are you?
    I’d like to thank you for the great time you gave us!!!We loved everything!
    I told my husband that, the next time, we will rent an apartment in San Gimignano…and you will take us to the wineries…He loved it!
    Thank you very much for everything. It was everything wonderful!!!... Read more
  • Jaime Otero y Jose Carlos Gonzalez Bonilla

    Silvia: mille grazie per un giorno magnifico! Ha stato benissimo. We really enjoyed your company and the enthusiasm you brought to the tour. When we get back to Puerto Rico, I will look for you on Facebook.
    Saludos,
    Jaime Otero y Jose Carlos Gonzalez Bonilla Read more
  • Shane Quintard

    Ciao Silvia!

    Grazie ancora per il grande tour di Siena e San Gimignano - io e mia moglie e amici aveva un grande momento e che era esattamente quello che speravamo! La cantina è stata una scelta eccellente, come pure! Abbiamo lasciato ieri (1 febbraio) e ha fatto arrivare a casa in modo sicuro, nonostante ... Read more
  • Carole Gaddis

    Hi Silvia,  It's so good to hear from you.  We're fine.  We had six days at home after Tuscany and then flew to South Korea for two weeks!  We've just returned, exhausted!
    We had such a great time with you, Silvia.  The tip could never be enough to show our appreciation for your kindness and help.  ... Read more
  • The British Institute of Florence

    Gentile Silvia,  La volevo ringraziare per la sua disponibilità riguardo la gita di sabato.  Le signore le hanno fatto tutte molti complimenti per la sua guida!
    Grazie e a presto,
    Cordiali saluti,
    Liz Read more
  • Mrs Elizabeth ( wedding Planner ) Original Tuscan Wedding

    Ciao Silvia,
    Ecco i complimenti dalle Sposi del 16 Ottobre!!
    Our driver Johnny was so awesome!  He drove us all over the Chianti region.  He took us to a few wineries and we had a private tour of one of the wineries including a wine tasting and oil tasting.  He even took us into a store with a cellar ... Read more