My exploration of Florence artisan workshops with Nardia of Lost in Florence and Georgette of Girl in Florence included a visit to this paper making and bookbinding shop. We also visited a perfume master, a Florentine goldsmith, and other artisan delights.

Our peek into the past featured more than just learnings of ancient Florentine craftsmanship. We meandered historic neighborhoods that I knew little about, like the Oltrarno, the Santa Croce, and the San Niccolò districts. The shops we explored appealed to the design and architecture lover in me as they reside in historic buildings, grand palazzos, and even a historic Renaissance palace.

And, I thought we were just going shopping. Read the full article here...