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Scuola del Cuoio

Via di San Giuseppe 5R, 50122, Florence, Italy
+39 055 244 5334
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Very Professional

This place is like a museum itself. The location was a bit hard to find because we did not realize... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Doraemon2006
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New York City, New York
Handbags and other luxury leather goods...

You want fine leather craftsmanship, i would suggest a visit here' My wife purchased a beautiful... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
NigelG277
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London, United Kingdom
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Leather Craftsmen inside the Monastery of Santa Croce since 1950 The unique location, the quality of its products and the commitment to tradition has made Scuola del Cuoio world famous. Today, it remains the largest genuine laboratory in Florence where clients can witness the artisans create the leather goods in the midst of centuries-old history. After four generations, the Gori family continues to be committed to the great tradition of quality products and personal customer service which has allowed Scuola del Cuoio to establish a refined clientele worldwide. A visit is worthwhile for the beauty of its location and the refinement of its creations.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Via di San Giuseppe 5R, 50122, Florence, Italy
Santa Croce
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+39 055 244 5334
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is like a museum itself. The location was a bit hard to find because we did not realize that the entrance is located in the courtyard of a church/cathedral. Everyone is very professional and knowledge. The work shop has a long and very...More

1  Thank Doraemon2006
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You want fine leather craftsmanship, i would suggest a visit here' My wife purchased a beautiful leather handbag, There are so many lovely things to see and buy...

3  Thank NigelG277
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

We stumbled on this place one night, and went looking for it the next day. What a cool experience. We were given a tour of the shop and learned so much about the work they do and their history. It was such a treat, and...More

1  Thank Melany L
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

I am a teacher and a colleague and I brought 16 high schoolers to Florence for a school trip. I wanted my students to be immersed in the history and traditions of Florence. Scuola del Cuoio did not disappoint. Beatrice was extremely accommodating with scheduling...More

3  Thank Suzanne C
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Without a doubt one of the best places in Florence to purchase leather goods of all types. Over the years (and the course of many trips) I have explored just about every shop, factory outlet and market stall in Florence but few come close to...More

5  Thank brooksz
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

If you’re in the market for some hand-crafted leather goods, definitely stop here! I had read great reviews about this place and was looking for a nice handbag. We stopped in on a Sunday, unfortunately the students weren’t working, which I would have loved to...More

3  Thank jam12419
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Our first visit to the leather school was a great visit with our local tour guide and we were shown around the store and the various stations where the bags were in various stages of being made. Our guide, Luca, told the staff that we...More

2  Thank bunzi4
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Melounge, Direttore at Scuola del Cuoio, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Hello Sir, We're sorry to hear that our staff could not assist you properly during your visit. It was an unfortunate episode, because we're normally known to be very welcoming to our valued visitors. We'll make sure to share your comment with all our team...More

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Reviewed 24 February 2018

My husband and I went to the Basilica del Santa Croce to see the tombs of all the famous Florentines and were pleasantly surprised to stumble across the Scuola del Cuoio! We were able to see a craftsman there place some gold monograms on pieces...More

2  Thank TCoon89
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Reviewed 28 January 2018

If you're touring Santa Croce, it will empty you out right at this leather workshop’s door in a rather obscure place. An unfortunate and fatal accident outside Santa Croce (the week before we arrived) meant we were unable to tour it. Instead, we worked our...More

4  Thank Teresa B
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Reviewed 17 December 2017

absolutely loved it. the leather school is located in the back of basilica of santa croce (enter through a small side gate). if you want to buy good leather with confidence, this is the place to be. all of their products were very well made...More

2  Thank coldfootwpulses
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the area gets busy with people who want to have fun: a
continuous flow of tourists and locals become animated
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Hello. Well, we’ll be glad to welcome you. Please note that our masters make our products and you will find them at work from Monday to Friday all days. As for our students, they are in class between 10.30 am and 5.00 pm... More
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Hello, We'll be happy to welcome you from Monday to Saturday between 10.00 AM and 6.00 PM.
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