Price 540 PER PERSON
City FIRENZE (FI)
Date Choose your favourite date with the artisan. Write him below!
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Timetable 09:00 - 13:00
Availability 5 PLACES AVAILABLE
Spoken languages ITA, FRA
Children SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN

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HOW THE EXPERIENCE WILL BE

A one week holiday in Florence to visit the city, its museums and its churches but, above all, the perfect occasion to learn the basics of inlay right inside an old traditional workshop.
During the 24 hours course (4h per day from Monday to Saturday, in the morning or afternoon) you will realize some inlay works experimenting different traditional techniques. At the end of the course you will bring home the artifacts and most of all you will have the knowledge you’ll need to create other brand new works on your own.

SOME TIPS

I suggest to wear comfortable clothing and to bring an apron.

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HOW THE EXPERIENCE WILL BE
A one week holiday in Florence to visit the city, its museums and its churches but, above all, the perfect occasion to learn the basics of inlay right inside an old traditional workshop. During the 24 hours course (4h per day from Monday to Saturday, in the morning or afternoon) you will realize some inlay works experimenting different traditional techniques. At the end of the course you will bring home the artifacts and most of all you will have the knowledge you’ll need to create other brand new works on your own.
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Price 540 PER PERSON
City FIRENZE (FI)
Date Choose your favourite date with the artisan. Write him below!
Send Message Send a message and ask for a new date to the artisan here!
Timetable 09:00 - 13:00
Availability 5 PLACES AVAILABLE
Spoken languages ITA, FRA
Children SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN
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SOME TIPS
I suggest to wear comfortable clothing and to bring an apron.

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