Going to Florence, Italy?Don't buy anything in Florence until you read this guide! If you're traveling to Florence, Italy, you want to go home with a special souvenir: a leather bag, a hand-carved picture frame, a gold necklace, or one of the city's famous luxury fabrics. But selecting which leather jacket or bracelet to buy can be an intimidating experience. How do you know if you're buying something authentic, something made locally and in a traditional way? How do you determine if you've fallen prey to one of the city's many tourist traps? EEE Buyer Beware: Florence is full of tourist traps and mass-produced souvenirs passed off as authentic. Do you know how to tell the treasures from the trash? In Florence, it's not easy to tell the treasures from the trash. This is true now more than ever before, as increasing numbers of knockoffs flood into the city, imported from overseas and passed off as authentic. There is no substitute for an educated buyer. Laura Morelli helps you locate the city's most authentic artisans--those practicing centuries-old trades of wood turning, silk spinning, metalsmithing, jewelry-making and other traditions. Wouldn't you rather support authentic Florentine master artisans than importers looking to turn a quick profit without any connection to Florence at all. EEE Florence boasts some of the most accomplished master artisans in the world. Here's how you can find them. Laura Morelli leads you beyond the souvenir shops for an immersive cultural experience that you won't find in any other guidebook. Artisans of Florence brings you inside the multi-generational studios of some of the city's most authentic master artisans. If you're reading on your Kindle device, tablet, or smartphone, you can click directly on their street addresses for an interactive map, and link to their web sites and email addresses directly from the guide. A cross-referenced resource guide also offers listings by neighborhood. Artisans of Florence is the companion to Laura Morelli's Authentic Arts: Florence, A Travel Guide to Fabrics, Frames, Jewelry, Leather Goods, Maiolica, Paper, Woodcrafts a More: Put both books together and you'll be the most knowledgable traveler in Florence! EEE qLaura Morelli has set out to make you an expert in handmade crafts.q --American Style Magazine Laura Morelli, an art historian and trusted guide in the world of cultural travel and authentic shopping, leads you to the best of Venice's most traditional arts. Laura Morelli's Authentic Arts series is the only travel guide series on the market that takes you beyond the museums and tourist traps to make you an educated buyer--maybe even a connoisseur--of Florentine leather, ceramics of the Amalfi Coast, Parisian hats, Venetian glass, the handmade quilts of Provence, and more treasures. Bring Laura Morelli's guides with you, and you'll be sure to come home with the best of Florence in your suitcase.make a quick profit without any connection to Florence at all. The guides in my Authentic ... Today, Florence boasts an impressive number of masters of wood, textiles, gold, bronze, leather, paper, mosaic, and mixed media. To include them allanbsp;...
|Title||:||Artisans of Florence: Where to Buy Authentic Florentine Fabrics, Frames, Jewelry, Leather Goods, Maiolica Ceramics, Paper, Silk|
|Publisher||:||Authentic Arts Publishing - 2015-04-01|