Florence has a history rich in artisan traditions from leather making to bookbinding and glittery jewellery too. Just take a walk over famed Ponte Vecchio to see windows of sparkling jewellery on offer, many still made in the workshops lining this medieval bridge. But take a walk through the backstreets of Florence to find an exciting number of new wave artisans making beautiful products using traditional techniques yet with a modern flair – welcome to the modern artisans of Florence.

Wandering the streets of Florence and seeing artisans in their workshops is one of the joys of visiting the city with many studios having a shop front to explore products on sale; below are four such unique studios to discover in Florence to find not only a unique gift but meet the artisan too. Read the full article here...