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How to make handmade Tuscan Ceramic: a course with a master potter in Montelupo

How to make handmade Tuscan Ceramic: a course with a master potter in Montelupo

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Tuscany has been known for its pottery since ancient times, and with this hands-on class you’ll enjoy an introduction to traditional Tuscan “majolica” in just a few hours. Join a local artisan in his family-run workshop outside the town of Montelupo to learn how to work raw clay, fire, and glaze your own work. Once cooled from the kiln, your piece will be shipped directly to your home.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$102.79
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$102.79

MAKE and TASTE: a full-immersive experience with ceramics and Tuscan food

MAKE and TASTE: a full-immersive experience with ceramics and Tuscan food

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Hi, my name is Matteo and thank you for being here!   In my family business we make Tuscan pottery since generations and after achieving the Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor we decided to share our knowledge to who wants to discover that very ancient tradition.  In a full immersive two/three hours class we will experience together all the process in ceramic making.  After the class I will bring you to the Osteria di Fuori, the oldest restaurant in Montelupo (it was built on the Renaissance!) to enjoy a lunch made with typical Tuscan food and Chianti wine. Then I won't say more, it's a full-immersive experience that you have to feel with all your senses.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$147.77
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$147.77

Learn to Sculpt or Paint in a Private Florence Art Studio

Learn to Sculpt or Paint in a Private Florence Art Studio

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Discover the secrets behind painting or sculpting with a small-group art lesson in a Florence art studio. Learn from an artist in an inspiring, sun-filled private studio. Work on your own creation, painting with oils or sculpting with clay, in a class suitable for beginners and experts alike.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$153.32
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$153.32
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Forge your own piece of jewelry

Forge your own piece of jewelry

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We will immerse ourselves in the world of goldsmithing, typical Florentine work and more. We discover this old craft and its charm from the first to the last step. We melt, pull a silver wire, hammer, cut with a bow saw, file, grind, solder and pulp until we have finished our own piece of jewelry. In just a few hours, you can make your own piece of jewelry that will give you or those who wear it much pleasure.The workshop takes place in my studio in the countryside in Montespertoli (Fi). In between, there is a snack In summer you can cool off in the private swimming pool. You can bring material that has emotive value, but you do not carry, bring it to melt and rework. You do not need any previous knowledge. It is a wonderful experience to create a piece of jewelry
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$121.91
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$121.91

Open Air Painting or Watercolor Workshop

Open Air Painting or Watercolor Workshop

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Florence has inspired countless artists over the ages, and there is no better place to tap into your creative vein than this Renaissance capital. With this workshop, both beginners and experienced painters can try their hand at creating original works of art with watercolors in the heart of Florence, following the drawing, composition, and technical tips of an art instructor and using the art supplies provided.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$748.76
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$748.76
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Sculpt like Michelangelo

Sculpt like Michelangelo

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Our experience allows you not only to admire art, but to be able to create it with your own hands. You will learn the history and secrets of a majestic work together with the expert guidance of the sculptor Octavio Palomino.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$198.09
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$198.09

Live Drawing Workshop at Bargello Museum or Bardini's Garden

Live Drawing Workshop at Bargello Museum or Bardini's Garden

With this amazing workshop you will learn end explore the technique of free hand drawing. The location will be the amazing Museo del Bargello or the enchanting Bardini’s Garden, both in Florence, where you will be able to choose your preferred subject to draw, overlooking at it in a 360 degrees.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$855.73
Price varies by group size
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$855.73
Price varies by group size

Clay Sculpture Workshop

Clay Sculpture Workshop

Take a day off from visiting and studying the great works of Florentine sculptors like Michelangelo, Cellini and Donatello to create a great work of your own. Rather than joining a one-size-fits-all public class, though, this private half-day clay sculpting workshop is tailored to you and your group. Learn the ins and outs of clay sculpture from a private tutor and develop your skills with all the basic materials provided.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$855.73
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Create your original cuttlefish bone cast jewelry.

Create your original cuttlefish bone cast jewelry.

I'm an artist and master jeweller, art lover and food passioned, I still haven’t decided yet what I’m going to do when I grow up, meanwhile (since 1982) I design jewels and I like teach jewelry-making. In 2013 I was appointed Master of Art by Tuscany Govt. I always like meeting new people, find new inspirations, sharing my knowledge... and telling stories about my work and my city. The ancient cuttlefish bone casting technique, already known by the Egyptians more than 2000 years ago, is one of my favorites is one of my favourites and it's easy to learn. The cuttlefish bone is easy to carve to make a mold that will be filled with melted silver. After my instuctions it will be your turn to project and carve the bone into the shape of your own jewel. You will make your personalized pendant or ring, choosing from the proposed models; I will help individually to reach the best result. In the mold just carved I will cast the melted silver and you'll see immediately the rough jewel.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$231.76
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$231.76
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Make your own bespoke perfume in a historic workshop in Florence

Make your own bespoke perfume in a historic workshop in Florence

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The course consists of a theoretical and a practical part. Topics include the history of Perfumery, the choice of materials and their origin, the production techniques, the process of creating a bespoke perfume, the dilution and the bottling. Focus on the creation of a unique and personal scent, blending together aromatic notes of several raw materials.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$132.07
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$132.07

Florence: Discover Fascinating Art Jewelry

Florence: Discover Fascinating Art Jewelry

Amateur historians and jewelry fans alike will enjoy a 25-minute tour around a jewelers workshop set in the same quarter inhabited by goldsmiths during the Medici Era. Learn all about the jewelry making process in the language of your choosing. Then, see the tradition, art, and patience that goes into making a piece during a live demonstration. Afterwards, feel free to peruse the laboratory shop before continuing on with your day.
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  • 25 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$38.03
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$38.03
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TUSCANY Painting Holiday

TUSCANY Painting Holiday

We offer fun painting holidays (also for drawing artists) in magical places! You will love the calm and beauty of the area of Monte Savino. You will also be able to visit and paint at the medieval tower of Gargonza, and sightsee in Florence.
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  • 7 days
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$1,884.89
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$1,884.89

Fresco Workshop in Atelier

Fresco Workshop in Atelier

Fresco, meaning fresh in Italian, is the revered art of painting on fast-drying damp plaster with water based pigments. During the Renaissance, fresco painting was considered the true test of an artist's skill, since one had to finish before the plaster dried in order to ensure the adhesion of the image to the wall. During this 3-hour hands-on Florence Fresco Workshop, we'll learn basic fresco technique from a local Florentine artist who is a master of fresco painting. 
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$855.73
Price varies by group size
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$855.73
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David & Academy Gallery Guided Tour - Semi-Private

David & Academy Gallery Guided Tour - Semi-Private

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Come and discover one of the most important museums of Florence, starting from our office you will walk along with your guide the route that will take you to the entrance of the gallery, entering from the priority entrance without waiting in the long queues and starting a chronological journey that will will allow you to admire the DAVID, a sculpture made exclusively of marble (height 520 cm) by Michelangelo Buonarroti between 1501 and the beginning of 1504, considered a masterpiece of world sculpture, it is one of the emblems of the Renaissance and symbol of Florence and the Italy abroad. This work has always been considered the ideal of male beauty in art. The gallery is one of the places with the highest number of sculptures made by Michelangelo, inside you can also visit the museum of musical instruments, the largest collection of paintings with a golden background and the Sala dei Prigioni with sculptures designed for the Pope Julius II.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$64.18
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$64.18
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Charcoal (Carboncino) Workshop

Charcoal (Carboncino) Workshop

This incredible workshop explores the wonderful medium of charcoal and focuses on additive and subtractive methods of building an image.  We will explore different tools, paper and materials and gain a greater understanding of charcoal.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$748.76
Price varies by group size
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$748.76
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VIRTUAL TOUR: the Bargello Museum in Florence, from Penitentiary to Museum

VIRTUAL TOUR: the Bargello Museum in Florence, from Penitentiary to Museum

Among the many artistic pearls that embellish Florence we find the Bargello Museum: a museum in the heart of the city which, although less famous than other Florentine must-sees, represents a rarity not to be missed, especially for those who love sculpture. The gothic-style building has the appearance of a real fortress! Designed by Arnolfo di Cambio's father, Lapo Tedesco, it was built from 1255 to be the palace of the Captain of the people until, in the second half of the 16th century, it became the Palace of the Bargello, that was the chief of the police, therefore the seat of city prisons too. At the center of its courtyard we find today a well in whose place, until the abolition of death penalty implemented by Pietro Leopoldo Habsburg-Lorraine in the late 700s, there was the halter where the executions took place. Only in 1865, on the occasion of the sixth centenary of Dante Alighieri's birth, the Bargello was converted into the current museum.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$10.70
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$10.70
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Portrait & Architecture Photography Service

Portrait & Architecture Photography Service

I am an artistic storytelling photographer from Tuscany based in the Renaissance city of Florence, Italy. I am known for my spontaneous candid style and for my empathy and energy. My photography work focuses on portrait, fashion, architecture, marriage and couple photography. I believe that photography is the best therapy to preserve the good memories and the emotions lived for the whole life. I am an esthete and a dreamer, I believe in the beauty that we have every day around us and know how to grasp it with our eyes open. I love the hidden details of the city of Florence, the many hidden corners of our Florentine culture and folklore.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$158.48
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$158.48

Real Flower Painting Workshop

Real Flower Painting Workshop

Have you ever tried to seize the ephemeral beauty of a flower? Have you ever managed to paint its colourful image? If so, your attempt is not only an aspect of your passion for Art but it can lead you to better express your creativity, improve your artistic skills and see the essence of things! Enjoy our workshop and free the artist in you! *PLEASE TAKE NOTE that all our tours are on a private basis for your party, not in sharing tour with other people*
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$748.76
Price varies by group size
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$748.76
Price varies by group size

Live Model Painting Workshop

Live Model Painting Workshop

This course deals with visual understanding by direct observation of the human body and it includes the acquisition of basic notions of anatomy as well as the methodology used to draw bodies and faces. *PLEASE TAKE NOTE that all our tours are on a private basis for your party, not in sharing tour with other people*
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$748.76
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$748.76
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The Italian Scents at Your Home: Virtual Perfume Masterclass With Kit Included

The Italian Scents at Your Home: Virtual Perfume Masterclass With Kit Included

Let yourself be transported away by the aromas of the essential oils and travel with your senses through the Tuscan hills. You will be able to perceive with your smell colors and shades of an incredible landscape. Summarize these sensations in the perfume that you can create by mixing the essences that you like the most, following the precise instructions of an expert apothecary.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$102.21
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$102.21
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Withlocals LIVE Online Painting Class With a Florentine

Withlocals LIVE Online Painting Class With a Florentine

Create your own beautiful painting together with local Sara! Get your brushes out and learn drawing, acrylilc or oil techniques to create your own piece of art. In the meantime, Sara will tell you all about local life in Florence. Get in touch with Sara and connect over your passion for painting. Have any specific ideas in mind? No worries, Sara has got you covered! She can make this experience completely customizable to your wishes Reach Sara directly after the confirmation of booking! Together we can make a materials list using what you have at home. See you soon!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$33.28
Price varies by group size
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$33.28
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Classic clay modeling, with the Italian method!

Classic clay modeling, with the Italian method!

The activity will allow you to experience the traditional process of sculpture, understanding its realization with the original materials that gave rise to the most famous works of art in the field of sculpture. Being part of Italian history, this experience is one of the most recommended for art lovers.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$158.48
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$158.48

VIRTUAL TOUR: the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, all the must-sees and much more

VIRTUAL TOUR: the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, all the must-sees and much more

We can bring the most famous and visited museum of Florence in your home, guiding you through a fantastic experience with high resolution pictures. Born from an idea of Francesco I de’ Medici, the Uffizi Gallery is the best place to understand the main key facts of Italian art history, to appreciate some of the most renowned masterpieces of all times and to discover how the Tuscany daily life looked like centuries ago. Our tour starts with the impressive panels painted by Cimabue and Giotto and continues with Gentile da Fabriano, then it focuses on the discoveries made by the most important Renaissance artists. We can admire every detail of the Birth of Venus by Botticelli and see the Adoration of the Magi that Leonardo da Vinci couldn’t finish. We will dwell on Raphael and Michelangelo too, without forgetting the Venus of Urbino by Titian. Our trip continues with Caravaggio, who looked for a way to show the real and hard world in his paintings.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$10.70
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$10.70
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Fresco Painting LAB

Fresco Painting LAB

An afternoon lived like a real artist, you will learn the secrets of the Florentine Renaissance fresco.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$374.38
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$374.38

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