It's been said time and time again: Florence is changing. Whether or not it be with the times, modernity is beginning to replace museum visits with Google street views, gelato with Ben & Jerry's, and, sadly, artisanal handicrafts with cost-friendlier, foreign-made goods. Luckily, there is an event that attempts to halt this trend in its tracks for three days: Atigianato e Palazzo, the event that has brought artisans to the Giardino Corsini since 1995. Surrounded by spring flowers and lemon trees, you'll see craftsmen revealing their authentic skills and secrets as they use ancient techniques working wood, bronze, glass, iron, paper, marble, fabric and much more (this year, there are even artisanal kites!). The event's founder and director, Neri Torrigiani, spoke with us about the event's genesis and the future of artisan crafts.