Private and small group guided tours
Just you and our expert guide and photographer
All about the TRADITIONAL FLORENCE PHOTO TOUR.
Renaissance and nobility indeed had an important role in the shaping of the city. But Florence has even a more traditional and ordinary aspect. Follow us and capture atelier and artisans in this unusual photo tour.
The true essence of Florence lies not only in its artistic evidence, but also in some more people’s and ordinary activities. Indeed, not only in the past but today too, Tuscany is renowned for the high quality of its famous artisans and the works they realize. Besides the many artistic attraction Florence can offer you, there’s a part of it, not far from the city center, that keeps this tradition alive. In small, authentic and sometimes ancient and generational ateliers, few artisans are working hard to bring back to the top the Florentine crafts quality, synonym of refinement and awareness.
The left side of the Arno still displays the signs of this ancient attitude that characterized the city, and with this photo tour we invite you to discover them all and capture with your own camera these old handmade traditions. An insider master photographer will bring you to discover some hidden and less touristic corners, giving you the opportunity to shoot this authentic aspect of Florence. Develop your street photography abilities; explore with a professional the many opportunities your camera offers to you and improve your technique. Experiment with the settings, exposure, lights and composition. Get tips and tricks and obtain pictures you will be happy to show on your way back home.
Strolling with us will let you discover the many picturesque hidden gems Florence has to offer you, while refining your knowledge of the photographic topic. Enjoy the advises and new points of view of the professional to open new perspectives on your photogrpahic composition. Have fun, take pictures and learn directly on the field by participating in this short workshop to discover arts and crafts of Florence.
Goldsmiths, tanneries and boutique get out of the way in the alleys and narrow streets beyond the Arno river, and let you go back with the imagination to past times, when life was simpler and slower. Capture with your camera the sensation these roads and ateliers instill into you, and assert you have truly perceived and experienced the city from each perspective, even the less touristic one.
Step 1 – Via dello Sprone
On the right of the Fontana (fountain) dello Sprone, the namesake street will bring you to discover the many ateliers and studios of restorers, goldsmiths, artists… In this street it is not hard to find artisans and apprentice busy at work, and shoot them by simply walking in front of their ateliers.
Step 2 – Atelier Ugolini
The atelier has a tradition in the creation of handmade custom-tailored footwear and the principal tailor is considered a benchmark in the industry. Passing in front of the atelier you will be able to admire and shoot the several wooden mold hanging at the walls as well as the tools used in the studio and the original measurement sheets, while capturing the apprentices learning the job.
Step 3 – Via Sant’Agostino
Due to the buildings and structures along this road, the atmosphere is highly folkloric, and this working-class feeling is even higher due to the presence on the walls of many graffiti, past shows posters and old food shops.
Step 4 – Via del Leone
Picturesque and traditional, this calm street far from the touristic coming and going, is characterized by the presence of some picturesque artisans’ ateliers.
Step 5 – Galleria Romanelli
In Borgo San Frediano you will find many small shops and ateliers. One of the most famous and esteemed is the sculpture studio and gallery for interior and garden decoration “Romanelli”. After two centuries, the family still stands out for its traditional and dynastic employment.
Step 6 – Piazza de Nerli (and via di Camaldoli)
The irregular-shaped square, with its atmosphere and colors, will undoubtedly bring you back to past times. Enjoy a panino con lampredotto, a traditional Florentine peasant dish purchasable by historic food-shop, and take time to understand the beauty and peculiarity of this space. From here, stroll through the stands of the market and reach via di Camaldoli to capture some other examples of traditional buildings, spaces and moments.
What is included in this tour?
Items that are included in the cost of tour price
- Workshop with a Master of Photography
- Trekking phototour
- Briefing with the Master regarding lights and settings.
- Shooting: landscape, composition with a person and architectonic elements, outdoor activities and naturalistic subjects.
- Every partecipant is followed by the Master, which will be helpd to improve the tecnique and artistic skills.
Whats is not included in this tour?
Items that aren’t included in the cost of tour price
- water and food
- mountain equipment
- Cable cars, lifts or entrances
- Equipment (snowshoes if needed) rental
- Items of personal nature