We started off the day as usual with our Italian language class. Afterwards we headed off to the Scuola del Cuolo. This is a school and leather factory. It is a family owned company, that makes many different leather products. Clients of the factory range from customers like me to Presidents of the United States and the late Princess Diana. A fun fact to know about them is that every time a new president is elected they send a gift of some sort to them. Go America.
When I tell you I enjoyed hearing the history and seeing the products being made, it would be an understatement. I’m genuinely obsessed with the history and branding of this company. I already want so many handbags from here. Which I will have to save for, but for me i’ve seen them make the handbags and I know the story. It becomes a personal experience and something I would truly enjoy.
I have a few photos from the factory, I also made a few purchases.
After going to the leather factory Chelsey and I grabbed a bite to eat before meeting with the group at the Duomo. First we went into the baptistry, which you have to go in before going into the Duomo. This is a breathtaking place to walk into. Looking up at the ceiling is incredible, it tells the story of Adam and Eve and more. The elegance of the ceiling is unbelievable, it is a sight everyone needs to see in their lifetime.
We then proceeded to the Duomo, it is so peaceful going in. A lot bigger then I thought, with beautiful arches throughout. Many of the students went to the top of the Duomo which I did not want to do. I don’t care for heights or going up 400 or so steps voluntarily. Lastly, we headed to the Duomo Museum. Which had so many artifacts from the Duomo and history from rulers over centuries. One of the best museums I’ve been to, it’s massive and well organized.