Florence Street Artists


Florence Street Artists

Florence, Italy 

March 29, 2012


FIDM Italia Study Trip

Tomorrow, I fly out to Florence, Italy with the 9 other students of the FIDM Advanced Footwear Design program (my footwear family) for an in depth study of the footwear industry  for 1 and a half weeks. During the trip we will be visiting different museums, factories (including Brown Shoes), tanneries, day trip to Rome, attending Lineapelle leather/component trade show, and studying under master shoe technician Giovanni Mastromatteo from Intertech Footwear. I’ll be blogging about the trip as we go along, so stay tuned :]

Italia Itinerary: 
Tuesday, March 27
  • Arrive in Florence, 7:00pm
  • Welcome Dinner
Wednesday, March 28
  • Italian Lesson
  • Venetian Mask Making
  • Gucci Museum
  • Salvatore Ferragamo Museum

Thursday, March 29

  • Rome (All Day Trip)
  • Traveling By Train

Friday, March 30

  • Visiting Factories & Tanneries (All Day)

Saturday, March 31

  • Walking Tour of Florence
  • Afternoon Free

Sunday, April 1

  • Free Day
Monday, April 2
  • Studying Under Giovanni Mastromatteo
Tuesday, April 3
  • Studying Under Giovanni Mastromatteo
Wednesday, April 4
  • Lineapelle Tradeshow
Thursday, April 5
  • Studying Under Giovanni Mastromatteo
  • Farewell Dinner

Friday, April 6

  • Fly Out Of Florence, 9:40am
  • Arrive in LA, 4:40pm