Florence is the capital city of the Tuscany region and is one of the most important and historic cities. Full of beautiful Renaissance-style buildings, including wonderful churches and enormous palaces, Florence is steeped in culture and atmosphere and has not changed greatly since the 16th century. The Florentine goldsmith’s art has origins back to the Etruscans and is today famous all over the world. Its location is on Ponte Vecchio where you can see many small shops/labs. The Goldsmith House lies in a hidden corner of Florence, in a beautiful building, formerly a convent. Here are 20 goldsmith labs where you can see artists practicing the ancient art of working precious metals. Visit the Nerdi Goldsmith Lab from 1948.