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Being a Leather maskmaker

Florence, Italy

Experience hosted by Roberto

2 daysHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 6 people
Includes drinks and equipment

What's included

  • Drinks
    Coffee, tea, water
  • Equipment
    leather and tools
  • Drinks
    A tea or a coffee, water
  • Equipment
    leather glue, cutters...
  • Drinks
    Coffee or tea, water
  • Equipment
    cutters, leathercolours.

Meet your host, Roberto

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 26 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I am a Commedia mask maker, an actor, director, play writer. I teached Commedia dell'arte e Mask Making in many international workshop in U.S.A. Spain, France, Brasil, Costa Rica and in Rome, Turin.
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From $161
/ person
No dates available

Where you'll be

We will work in a studio in the center of the Town, close to Santa Croce Church and handcraft store.
We can finish our first day having a lunch in a trattoria in Saint Ambrogio Market. The lunch is not included in the price of the experiences, but can be a nice way to relax together after the work.
Michael
June 2020
Roberto is very knowledgeable about both the techniques and the background of Commedia dell'arte history. You get to have fun and leave with a great souvenir of your time in Florence!
Sabrina
February 2020
My sister and I booked to the two day leather mask making course with Roberto and we had an absolutely wonderful time! Roberto is a very friendly host and a real expert in the field. It was amazing learning these skills from him, there wasn't a question we had he couldn't answer. We both left with beautifully made masks and can't wait to bring them home with us! This is a wonderful experiance for travellers to Italy, and the masks make for very unique souvenirs, we both fully recomend booking with Roberto!
My sister and I booked to the two day leather mask making course with Roberto and we had an absolutely wonderful time! Roberto is a very friendly host and a real expert in the fiel…
Angela
November 2019
My 11 year old daughter and I took Roberto's leather mask making class and had a wonderful afternoon! Roberto was so flexible and accommodating when it came to our reservation, suggesting we finish the entire course in 1 day instead of spread over 2. And, despite us running about 1/2 an hour late, he was warm and welcoming. Roberto is so passionate about mask making and all things related to the theater - it was a pleasure to hear his stories as they related to what we were making and his own life experiences. He made the make making process easy and we left with wonderful souvenirs of our time together that we will treasure forever. Bonus: if his sweet poodle Charlie joins you, ask if you can feed him some cheese and he'll be your friend forever. Also, right around the corner is a cool gelateria with amazing fruit filled gelato (see pics) and our favorite bakery Dolci E Dolcezze, where Roberto took us for a little class break. Take this class!
My 11 year old daughter and I took Roberto's leather mask making class and had a wonderful afternoon! Roberto was so flexible and accommodating when it came to our reservation, su…
Zuoyu
October 2019
I saw the listing and got curious with the course, I didn’t see a class opening at the time so I messaged Roberto, he was kind enough to make time and created an opening for me. The course was hosted in Roberto’s home, the result was interesting and the process was a lot simpler and beginner friendly than imagined.
I saw the listing and got curious with the course, I didn’t see a class opening at the time so I messaged Roberto, he was kind enough to make time and created an opening for me.…
Nolan
September 2019
What a treat! Such a unique and worthwhile experience. Roberto has been doing this along time and was excellent in teaching us the proper techniques to make our masks come out the way we loved. If you are interested in making leather masks you won’t want to miss this.
What a treat! Such a unique and worthwhile experience. Roberto has been doing this along time and was excellent in teaching us the proper techniques to make our masks come out the…
Kristi
September 2019
This was an amazing experience. Roberto’s class was a private hands on training for my husband and myself. He taught us not only how to create performance leather masks, but also the the history and philosophy that goes into the creation of a character. The masks we created are our most valued “souvenirs” from our Tuscan holiday. I would recommend bringing a snack, as the experience is a solid 4+ hours if you do it as a 1-day course instead of breaking it up into 2-days.
This was an amazing experience. Roberto’s class was a private hands on training for my husband and myself. He taught us not only how to create performance leather masks, but also t…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend.