Why Florence

Florence and areas nearby are called the “leather district” of Italy, renowned for the quality of the raw materials and for its unique manufacturing system. The world’s leading brands depend on this system to produce their best leather goods and accessories.

Palazzo Pucci Fashion Academy

Palazzo Pucci Fashion Academy is an academy of excellence, equipped with the latest technologies and a program that fully meets the needs of today’s fashion accessories market. We teach manual skills and give technical knowledge about how hides are processed and transformed into luxury items for clientele with the highest expectations.

We are able to innovate, on-demand in real-time, and meet the growing need for technological training in the luxury leather goods industry. Current leather workers can get retraining with our updated know-how useful for the creative, sourcing or product developer sector, enhancing their entrepreneurial skills and professional profiles in line with the ever-changing production system.

Palazzo Pucci

Palazzo Pucci is one of the most important historic mansions in Florence. The Palace consists of three parts, two of which still belong to the Pucci family. The third, a recent lushly restored portion, is run by Palazzo Pucci Events & Academy, hosting training courses, conferences, and special events.

After a major restoration lasting five years and after being closed for about forty years, some of the most valuable Palazzo Pucci halls are finally returned to the city. All rooms are decorated with important frescoes, paintings and sculptures, and can be accessed via the monumental staircase in the lobby.

In the lobby, at street level, there is also a laboratory equipped with state-of-the-art machines. Other rooms, specially designated for training courses, are located on the upper floors. More info: Palazzo Pucci


Students will be introduced to the world of handbag production, starting from basic tool knowledge, through to pattern making, use of machinery and technology, to the realization of a leather bag.

To ensure a richer experience, we will organize some private visits to the most important fashion museums, along with guided visits to materials companies (tanneries, textiles, accessories, applications and machinery, leather goods manufacturers).

Featuring in‐depth lessons about needles, threads, glue and sewing machines.

Before using technical equipment, students will be advised about their correct use and safety guidance.

For more information, please contact:

Giovanni Stasi