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Exploring Local Artisans & Fashion

Florence, Italy

Experience hosted by Barbara

3 hoursHosted in English and Italian
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 4 people
Includes drinks

What you'll do

It's my "go-to essential guide" for any shopping lover in a hurry, or for anyone just curious about unique local items and the stories behind their creators. Discover my favorite artisan studios, stop by lesser-known boutiques hidden in Renaissance palazzos and cobblestone alleys, while exploring two of the city's historical neighborhoods; the scents, the flavours, and the people.
Other things to note
Number of stops may vary depending on guest's preferences and how much they want to walk. Please contact me if you don't find a date in the calendar and have more questions about private tours.
It's my "go-to essential guide" for any shopping lover in a hurry, or for anyone just curious about unique local items and the stories behind their creators. Discover my favorite artisan studios, stop by lesser-known boutiques hidden in Renaissance palazzos and cobblestone alleys, while exploring two of the city's historical neighborhoods; the scents, the flavours, and the people.
Other things to note
Number of stops may vary depending…

What's included

  • Drinks
    Start with a special roasted coffee. Toast the day with a glass of wine/pro...

Meet your host, Barbara

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 85 Reviews
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With a background in the Fashion Industry & Personal Shopper I'd love to share my passion about Florence's cool places and creative artisans with shopping lovers and passionate about local traditions
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Tue., 18 May
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Fri., 21 May
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Where you'll be

We visit a silver jewels artisan, an heritage leathergoods workshop and a stunning perfume's shop in Santa Croce district. Then walk on the Oltrarno's river side to browse a bookbinder and a milliner ateliers, a design studio and a shoe maker at work. On the way, stop by cool fashion places I love.

Rated 4.93 out of 5 from 85 reviews.

Stephanie
October 2020
It was perfect! Barbara showed us a lot of little authentic boutiques runned by local artists, which without her, we never would have found. Thanks again Barbara!
Willem
October 2020
We had a great trip through Florence during which Barbara brought us to several very talented and surprising artisans. She knew exactly what to find for us and even took extra time to show more. We definitely recommend to explore Florence with her and see arts and shops you would miss otherwise!
We had a great trip through Florence during which Barbara brought us to several very talented and surprising artisans. She knew exactly what to find for us and even took extra time…
Harald
July 2020
Great experience with Barbara. She has a great knowledge, a lot of connections and she is full of compassion for her topics. Highly recommended
Helen
January 2020
If you want an authentic experience in Firenze, Barbara is your person. Barbara is amazing. Super friendly and you feel like you are meeting new friends every where you go. Incredible! You visit traditional and cultural shops where the history of the artisan work is completed. Much better than anything you would find without an expert like Barbara. I am incredibly fortunate to have found Barbara. She is amazing! xxx
If you want an authentic experience in Firenze, Barbara is your person. Barbara is amazing. Super friendly and you feel like you are meeting new friends every where you go. Incredi…
Abi
December 2019
I am starting to cultivate and apply my fashion style into my life. I am at an age where I want to get better at it, so I usually look at Reddit - Female Fashion Advice, and had one personal shopper experience in Chicago. Let me just say that if you are on the fence on whether or not you want to invest in this experience, please do it. Barbara has such a deep knowledge about Florence, she was in the fashion industry for years and now does this. It was truly a highlight of my stay in Florence. She took me to places I would have never found on my own, and I have added many timeless pieces into my wardrobe. She veered me through good quality stores and told me backgrounds of each seller, and what to look for in terms of quality. I am doing this again next time I come to Florence, and I am telling all my girlfriends about Barbara. --------------------------- Si no estás segura/o de esta experiencia, se los recomiendo muchísimo! Bárbara me llevo a tiendas donde venden cosas de muy alta calidad. Me llevó a ver joyerías, perfumes y ropa. Y fíjense que los clientes de estas tiendas son Italianos. Las tiendas no continen chucherias de baja calidad que puedes encontrar en mercados donde compra puro turista. En verdad, les recomiendo esta experiencia. ¡No se arrepentirán!
I am starting to cultivate and apply my fashion style into my life. I am at an age where I want to get better at it, so I usually look at Reddit - Female Fashion Advice, and had on…
Christopher
December 2019
Barbara is warm, personable, energetic and knowledgeable. This is a special tour that requires someone with deep local insight to execute successfully and Barbara did so with full marks. Highly recommended to anyone who wants a unique experience that can't simply be stitched together with information online.
Barbara is warm, personable, energetic and knowledgeable. This is a special tour that requires someone with deep local insight to execute successfully and Barbara did so with full…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

What to bring

Comfortable shoes suggested as it's a walking experience and Florence has cobblestone streets everywhere!