Bookbinding course in Florence

(9 customer reviews)


The art of book binding requires passion, patience and creativity.

You can create your own original booklets or albums. Have you tried to do it on your own but with no successful results? Are you a book binder interested in learning how Italian book binders work?

Our workshop offers 1, 2 or more weeks of bookbinding courses. You can book a 24, 48, 72 or 96 hour course and distribute your hours along the number of weeks of your choice.

During the course you will learn the techniques for making books and binding covers for albums and diaries.

First, you will create objects using different techniques. Secondly, you will use colour shaded paper, fabric or leather, sand and different materials.

You will also learn closure techniques and you will be creating decorated cards and envelopes.

Through this course you will also learn leather bookbinding and restoration of paper if you wish to take a more intensive or longer course.

These courses are very practical and hands-on. The book binding course takes place in a real Italian “bottega” with a local artisan, a master concerned with maintaining Italian bookbinding traditions alive.

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Our bookbinding course is organized in the book binder’s workshop in Florence. The bookbinder, in fact, has at his disposal his personal talent, materials and tools.

That is why it is important for you to acquire knowledge directly in the book binder’s studio.

The bookbinding course will allow you to learn fast and make quality items in short time.

The craftman will follow you in every single step. You will also learn the tricks of the trade!

This course is individual and it is taught in Italian. Since lessons are one to one, the programme adapts to your own needs and requests. You can also apply for an interpretation service.


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Starting dates 2024
January 8, 22 May 13, 27 September 2, 16,30
February 5, 19 June 10, 25 October 14, 28
March 4, 18 July 8, 22 November 11, 25
April 2, 15, 29 August 5, 19 December 9
The school will be closed on the following national holidays: Epiphany (06/01), Easter Monday, Italy Liberation Day (25/04), Workers' Day (01/05), Republic Day (02/06), 24/06, Ferragosto (15/08), All Saints (01/11), Immaculate Conception (8/12), Christmas holidays and New Year.
Location type:

Florence city centre.

Course materials:

Not included in course fees. The cost of these materials will depend on the type of course and project chosen by the student.

Length of lessons:

60 minutes.

Accommodation in Florence

Our school of bookbinding in Florence offers course participants different accommodation options for the whole duration of your course in Italy with Studiainitalia. We have a selection of single rooms in shared flats, double rooms for couples and people travelling together, family stays (with half-board options). Contact us for further details

Your accommodation in Italy


In Studiainitalia, we know well that in order to have a successful course in Italy, you need an accommodation that suits your budget and style. This is why we provide our course participants with a wide range of options for accommodation in Italy, so that you can feel at home.


Your accommodation in Italy is also a perfect opportunity to meet other students, flatmates or local people, and thus practice your Italian and learn more about local culture and customs.

We can provide you with accommodation near your school for the whole duration of your course in Italy. We offer the following types of accommodation:


  • Single rooms, with kitchen use, in shared flats (generally 2-3 persons);
  • Double rooms, with kitchen use, for couples and people travelling together;
  • Single rooms in host families, with meals;

Accommodation is available from Sunday to Sunday.


• Costs of water, gas and electricity are included. Towels and sheets are provided.

• Flats are shared with Italians, generally between 2 or 3 persons.

• Accommodations are assigned only 20 days before your arrival in Italy.

• Sometimes it is possible to request a private bathroom (supplement required).


Please contact us for further details on our accommodation options for courses in Italy.

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We guarantee high quality schools without any extras: you will not have to pay more than if you book directly with the school.

These are the fees for this course in Florence (course only):

  • 24 lessons (course only): 950€
  • 48 lessons (course only): 1900€
  • 72 lessons (course only): 2850€
  • 96 lessons (course only): 3800€
  • More than 96 lessons are also avaliable.

With Studiainitalia, you can also reserve your accommodation for the whole duration of your course in Florence. The following fees are for accommodation in Florence, single room in shared flat, with kitchen use. Costs are from: 

  • 1 week (single room in shared flat): 300€
  • 2 weeks (single room in shared flat): 430€
  • 3 weeks (single room in shared flat): 600€
  • 4 weeks (single room in shared flat): 750€

Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information.

9 reviews for Bookbinding course in Florence

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    Thank you Studiainitalia for all your help. I had such a fantastic time in Florence and enjoyed every minute of the bookbinding course with Simonetta. She is the best! I had no bookbinding experience and was able to make two beautiful books in 1 week.
    Also thank you Federica for informing me on all the course details. This was all very clear and helpful! I can recommend this course to all paper and book lovers.

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    The whole thing was very good. Thank you for the experiences. I have come away with seem very nice things as well as memories… –Eric Morgan

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    Eric Lease Morgan (verified owner)

    My bookmaking experience with Simonetta exceeded expectations. By the end of the workshop I went away with things — both tangible as well as intangible — that will last a life time. Fun!

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    Hi Federica,I just wanted to let you know that I really enjoyed my week in Florence. Simonetta was a wonderful teacher, and very patient with my lack of Italian, and the accommodation was perfect. Thank you for the experience!Sarah

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    I took the bookbinding course for two weeks, very recently.Thanks to the teacher Simonetta and studiainitalia members Federica and Lara, the whole experience was greater than I expected.Simonetta is not only very experienced professional on her field, she is also a very good teacher. And a lovely person as well.It doesn’t matter if you are just a starter at this field or someone who is already in it but would like to learn some other techniques on bookbinding, this is a good place to go.

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    I have done the two weeks bookbinding. With Simonetta. I loved every minute. I learnt a lot and was able to start at the appropriate level of experience.I did not speak Italian but it did not matter at all. It is a practical course and Simonetta can speak English well.I had time to make 3 books of differing types. The materials were part of the tuition fee so there were no extra costs.I travelled from Australia specially for the course and had not travelled much on my own before. I had no problems finding my way around. I enjoyed shopping at the markets and cooking. It was a wonderful cultural experience. I can only recommend to anyone that they do it. My teacher was warm,friendly and very supportive. She made the whole experience amazing.Studiainitalia are very helpful. They will answer any questions you have promptly.There are extra activities if you want to do them in weekends and after school finishes for the day. I great time in Florence. It’s a beautiful city.

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    I attended the short bookbinding course this september. It was just amazing! Two weeks of working with beautiful florentine paper, thread, leather and parchment. I learnt so much from Simonetta and I absolutely loved her Studio! She (seemingly) knows everything about bookbinding and retauration and didn’t hesitate about sharing her knowledge. We (her and us two “students”) shared wonderful moments and talked and laughed a lot whilst binding our books.Federica was also very kind and always available (even before I was attending the course) when there were any problems or question from my part.I absolutely recommend a course with studiainitalia, it was an experience I won’t forget. And rest assured that I’ll be back!

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    Bookbinding in Florence with Studiainitalia is an unforgettable, incredible experience. I didn’t want it to end. I didn’t want to leave. I’m so grateful for Federica for this opportunity, for Lara’s wonderful guidance and for Simonetta’s expertise.Simonetta is one of the most incredible people I’ve met anywhere in the world. Her studio is a delight to the senses and her talents and artistry are second to none. My friend Agnes and I were transported into historical Florence through the art of bookbinding. We had the pleasure of working with the finest materials. The bonus was learning to speak Italian along the way.It is a dream come true and I cannot wait to return.Grazie mille Simonetta, Agnes, Federica, Lara and all of the Studiainitalia Team.

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    last month i participated in the book binding course in florence.the teacher, Simonetta was wonderful and very professional . those two weeks was wonderful.the staff of sudiainitalia was very helpful and kind.i recomended to everyone who want to learn bookbinding in florence.

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