Free Visits

We welcome small groups for a free 15 minutes visit that includes a short introduction to the Scuola del Cuoio and a demonstration of the gilding of the leather (depending on availability of gilder). There is a maximum of 20 participants for each visit.

To reserve a free visit, please email us with the date and time that you wish to schedule:

Technical Visits

We welcome groups for a guided technical visit (approximate duration: 1 hour) that includes a demonstration of the gilding of the leather with 22 kt gold and an outlook on the historical and cultural background of the leather craftsmanship in Florence, as well as an explanation on the various techniques and materials that we use in our production and the hides in our collections. The cost is 14.00 Euros per person (Minimum 7 persons) and includes a copy for each participants of our color printed magazine (VAT Included). The technical visit for less than 7 participants is 100.00 Euros total (VAT Included). Visits can be reserved Monday to Friday, from 10.30 AM to 12.30 and from 14.30 to 16.30. Maximum number of participants for each visit is 20. Larger groups we’ll have to be divided in smaller sub-groups and 30 minutes apart from each other. An advanced credit card or bank payment is required to reserve the tour. The cost of the visit does not include the entrance ticket to the Church of Santa Croce.

To reserve a technical visit, please email us with the date and time that you wish to schedule:

Workshops and Courses

The friars of the Monastery of Santa Croce and the Gori family share a common vision for Scuola del Cuoio: to revive the minor arts, drawing from the experience of the master craftsmen, and to uphold the great traditions of Florentine quality craftsmanship, also by providing a unique learning experience for visitors and students from all over the world. Today, Scuola del Cuoio continues to enroll students and offer scholarships to need-based applicants reaffirming the important social commitment that has distinguished Scuola del Cuoio from its inception. Full courses range from three months to full year and short courses are offered from even three hours to a week for students, visitors and tourists alike.

  1. Look though our current brochure to choose which course best suits your wants and needs.
  2. Email to request an application or to ask more questions.
  3. Complete payment confirmations to ensure your spot in our school.

Brochure of Courses 2014/2015 (EN)

Brochure of Courses 2014/2015 (IT)