History of fashion and Artisans tour
Our tour will start with the visit of The Costume Gallery, a section of Palazzo Pitti that collects costumes and historical clothes from the seventeenth to the twentieth century.
In order to preserve the materials and fabrics with which the garments are made, the collections are alternated every 2 years, allowing us to admire a great variety of works and to better understand the evolution of fashion over the centuries.
In the magic rooms of Palazzo Pitti it was also host the first real fashion show and contemporary italian designers are still using it to present their new collections.
Once the visit of the Costume Gallery is over, we will continue our walk in the Oltrarno district, a typical Florentine area, less dominated by mass tourism where you will have the opportunity to admire numerous artisan shops, antique shops and local markets, while I am telling you stories and anecdotes of this part of the city.
You will have some quality time for shopping and I will help you discover incredible and unique craftmanship shops where you can find bags/shoes/jewelleries and so many other items that you can’t see anywhere else.
Excellent tour for those not only interested in the great Italian brands, known internationally, but also in smaller but extraordinary quality and unique products.
After the guided tour and shopping time, a nice break is needed and we will stop either for a real italian Ice-cream or for a typical espresso coffee. (If you request it in advance, you can also book the tour ending it with a typical italian aperitivo, with a glass of wine and some snacks).
This tour can be 100% tailor-made according to your interests; you can let me know what you like the most and I will select the museums and shops according to your desired and tastes.
- For who is interested, with the same ticket we can also visit the Palatina Gallery, another section of Pitti palace that hosts Medici Family, Lorena Family and Royal Family art collections
For those who wish, you can replace the visit of the Costume Gallery with a visit to the Gucci Museum or Ferragamo Museum or even combine multiple museums within the same tour.