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The Travel:  Florence, like many other Italian cities, still retains the charm given to it by a past rich in art and civilisation. It is no coincidence that tourists flock from all over, attracted by the desire to experience the delights that the centuries-old history of Florence has brought to the world. Certainly, Florence owes its greatness to the skilled artisans of art, culture, and commerce. Among the latter, a small group of skilled shopkeepers played a key role in the city’s success. To them, we would like to dedicate this incredible retreat, where you will approach the most interesting “botteghe” traveling the most fascinating path to becoming a fashion designer with our expert!

The stay: In a historic central location

The Learn: You will learn how to use your hands and appreciate the importance of dexterity and time. When you create an object from scratch,  using raw materials, your hands and creativity, you understand that quality can only be obtained with time and attention to detail. You will value objects based on their quality.

The retreat focuses on learning how to become a fashion designer. You will understand the importance of using quality materials to create unique, quality products that cannot be reproduced, which nowadays seems impossible! You will spend time designing a pair of shoes and a shirt, meeting the most skilled artisans and designers.


  • 6 days with our footwear designer
  • 6 hours  of activity with a fashion designer that will teach you shoe design and how to create a shirt
  • 2 hours of workshop with our expert perfume maker, instructing you in how to create your own fragrance!
  • Visit the most important leather, hat, silk, shoe (and more) workshops

We can’t wait to meet you and to invite you into our world of creativity and learning with our Retreat with Artisans in the beautiful city of Florence!

The package includes:

  • 6 nights’ accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • 9 hours workshop activity
  • Art and craft tours
  • Visit the Botanical Garden and the Officina Profumo di Santa Maria Novella
  • Minimum 6,  Maximum 12 people


⮚ Can include additional workshops in Florence

⮚ The course will be personalized upon the level of the participants

⮚ Workshops can be adapted for children

⮚Transportation can be arranged

⮚ Available all year around

From: Euro: 1420,00 per person

Starting dates:

  • 19th of June 2023
  • 10th of July 2023
  • 25th of September 2023 
  • 2nd of October 2023
  • 6th of November 2023
  • other possible dates on request
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