The area of Santa Croce sull’Arno is a very famous tanning and leather manufacturing district in Italy. This area is also one of the most important tanning districts in the world, producing about 85% of Italian leather, with the brand “Vero Cuoio Italiano” (Real Italian Leather) and vegetable-tanned leathers. Companies offer the national and foreign markets top-quality products for shoes and every type of leather goods. Innovation, technological development and constant attention to the environment led this district to build one of the first and most efficient centralized depuration plants in Italy.

Bags, jackets, shoes, wallets, belts, suitcases and much more. Among the most ancient Italian crafts there is the tanning tradition. Made in Italy high quality leather is famous all over the world and the most important leather manufacturing area in the country is located between Florence and Pisa along the Leather Route in Santa Croce sull’Arno. 

The commercial activity in this area has prompted the development of an important Leather route for locals and tourists. Here, experts and enthusiasts can learn step by step all about the manufacturing process of leather, from the raw materials to the final product. There are also many factory outlets where you can buy quality products at affordable prices.

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Pro Loco Santa Croce sull’Arno

The Leather Route