With its famous Chianina cows and a thriving central business hub in Florence, Tuscany has all the ingredients to make excellent leather.
35% of national leather production still takes place in this area today! Though you can find authentic Italian-quality leather throughout all of Tuscany and even nearby Umbria, Florence is still the best place to buy that incredible handmade purse, coat, or belt you’ve been dying to have.
Head to Santa Croce to see what the biggest brands are selling, or if you only have one day in Florence take a lunchtime tour of the massive San Lorenzo Market which boasts dozens of stores and booths selling any and all leather products.
Everything made of Italian leather it’s a good choice to give as a present this Christmas!