Friday, March 29, 2013

Santa Croce Leather School, Scuola del Cuocio

One of the "must-go" destination in my Europe trip was the Santa Croce Leather School in Florence, Italy.

It was a walkable distance from the hotel I stayed and the weather at that time was near freezing, plus some drizzling. Finding it wasn't difficult, as it is pretty straight forward to walk once you find out the local landmarks. It is just behind the Santa Croce Church, not inside it. Initially I thought it was inside the church and almost paid the entrance fees to the church, until I explored again and found the little entrance beside it.

The entrance to the Leather School

The various leather goods on display.

It was an interesting experience in the Leather school. There's a portion of the showroom whereby you can see the students doing the leather works. Interestingly, most of them are Japanese. 

The pricetags however, ain't interesting. Prices are on the higher side. Don't get me wrong, I am not saying they are ridiculously expensive. They are made with a good quality leather with top quality skills, it's only justifiable that they command such a price. But as I am a typical Singaporean who are always looking cheap and good products, they are considered "expensive".

But overall, it was a great eye opening experience!

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