kamin mohammadi

Florence

Florence

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I have now been living in Florence and Tuscany for ten years. In that time I have grown passionate about the craftsmanship that Tuscans excels in, from creating leather goods, to how they make olive oil. To preserve the authenticity and even existence of these skills feels ever-more urgent in this globalised world of mass production where the connection between producer and consumer is stretched to breaking point. In Florence there are many master craftsmen still at work, and a younger generation keen on bringing these skills into the modern world. In the Tuscan countryside, there are oil and wine producers who are passionate about respecting traditions and young people returning to work the land. I wish to connect those of us who live an urban life with this slower, more delightful way to create – be it a handbag or a litre of olive oil. To that end, I will be leading a tour around Florence and Tuscany later this year with Steppes travel, bringing a small group of travellers to the workshops of Florence and the vineyards of Tuscany, visiting small workshops and innovative wine cellars. For more details or to book visit: Steppes