Going to Florence, Italy?

Don’t buy anything in Florence until you read Laura Morelli’s books!

If you’re traveling to Florence, Italy, you want to go home with a special souvenir: a leather bag, a gold bracelet, or a beautiful set of stationery. But selecting which wallet or jacket to buy can be an intimidating experience. How do you know if you’re buying something authentic, 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?

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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 souvenirs flood into Venice, imported from overseas and passed off as authentic. There is no substitute for an educated buyer. Laura Morelli leads you to the city’s most authentic arts–the centuries-old trades of leather working, wood turning, silk spinning, 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?

Florence boasts some of the most famous artistic traditions in the world. Here’s what you need to know about them.

Laura Morelli leads you beyond the souvenir shops for an immersive cultural experience that you won’t find in any other guidebook. This indispensable guide includes practical tips for locating the most authentic goods in one of the busiest tourist destinations in the world. Packed with useful information on pricing, quality, and value, and with a comprehensive resource guide, Laura Morelli s Authentic Arts: Florence is the perfect guide for anyone wanting to bring home the unique traditions of the birthplace of the Renaissance.

Artisans of Florence is the companion to this book, bringing you inside the workshops of several dozen of the most accomplished makers of Florentine fabrics, leather and silk, frames, gold, paper, stationery, and other treasures. Put both books together and you’ll be the most knowledgable traveler in Florence!

“Laura Morelli has set out to make you an expert in handmade crafts.” –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 to Venice with you, and you’ll be sure to come home with the best of Florence in your suitcase.

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Florence
A Travel Guide to Fabrics, Frames, Jewelry, Leather Goods, Maiolica, Paper, Woodcrafts & More
Laura Morelli’s Authentic Arts
1st edition 2015
ISBNs:
Paperback 978-1-942467-02-1
epub 978-1-942467-00-7
mobi / Kindle 978-1-942467-01-4

And don’t forget the companion guide… For a limited time, buy a copy of Laura Morelli’s Authentic Arts: Florence, and get a free copy of Artisans of Florence! Just follow the instructions inside of Authentic Arts: Florence.

Artisans of Florence by Laura Morelli

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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 & More

Artisans of Florence
Laura Morelli’s Authentic Arts
1st edition 2015
ISBNs:
epub 978-1-942467-05-2
mobi / Kindle 978-1-942467-04-5