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A great find!

This was one of our best leather-shopping experiences. It is clear that all items are authentic... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
What a Find!!!

Cannot say enough great things about this place. First of all, I had some time to kill before... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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...more
Via di San Giuseppe 5R, 50122, Florence, Italy
Santa Croce
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was one of our best leather-shopping experiences. It is clear that all items are authentic leather products, there is a great selection of items and many price points, it is all reasonably priced, and they offer free monogramming. Customer service is also excellent and...More

1  Thank kaylajw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cannot say enough great things about this place. First of all, I had some time to kill before climbing the Duomo steps, so we decided to buy a ticket to enter Santa Croce. That was fabulous, but when I consulted my pocket guide to Florence(Thank-you...More

1  Thank Julie W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great place to visit, particularly if you are thinking of buying a leather product. There are so many leather shops in Florence and it’s so hard to know if what you are buying is authentic or a cheap import. The assistant at the Scuola...More

2  Thank Hollihock
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had browsed the ‘markets’ which were overflowing with jackets, belts, and purses. But buyer beware - many are not real leather. I bought a couple of purses for fun at a low price. For my splurge pieces I went to this leather school. Bought...More

1  Thank ginnykboston
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

For my Big-O birthday, I traveled once again to Florence. I'd been three times before, but this time I wanted to buy a handbag from the Scuola del Cuoio. My beautiful bag, costing almost $300 US, is perfect with supple leather, many compartments and hidden...More

1  Thank ArizonaSojourner
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

It’s funny I added this stop to my TA list. Without realizing it as we walked towards the back of Santa Croce Church we saw the school sign. It’s right next to a neighborhood school so we weren’t certain if we could enter lol. We...More

1  Thank mcollazo288
Reviewed 4 October 2018

I was excited to visit as a leathercrafter myself, but discovered the artisans and front staff were busy selling or making rather than answer my questions. Not the experience I was hoping for but interesting to see for about 20 minutes.

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Reviewed 30 September 2018

The Scuola del Cuoio is set in an elegant surrounding in amedieval building. The exhibits give you an insight into leather manufacturing that made Flrence great and continues to keep the city prosperous. Handbags were in exhibits, in addition to coats. We went to buy...More

1  Thank ctsounis
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

Located in an old monastery this leather school is a must see in Florence. Everything is handcrafted and you can have it custom engraved with gold letters or symbols.

2  Thank Europe_Maedchen
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

We have been exploring Florence for quality leather goods. This place had it all. You walk past where your goods are made, watching people who are learning their trade. We also found the staff to be extremely helpful and happy to see us. Price wise...More

1  Thank Adam R
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Santa Croce
Stop and stare at the beauty and symmetry of the
Basilica of Santa Croce any time day or night.
Unraveling around it are a number of architectural and
artistic masterpieces, from the Synagogue to the
Central National Library. As a hub for young people,
the area gets busy with people who want to have fun: a
continuous flow of tourists and locals become animated
by songs and dances.
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