Who are “we”? We are business owners who have a passion both in business and in life. We are passionate for the products we create, passionate for Tuscany, passionate for the city of Florence, and passionate for enjoying life.
Tornabuoni Tuscany was founded over twenty years ago and has been located in Piazza Duomo, the heart of Florence, ever since. Our production is 100% Made in Italy, specifically the area of Tuscany, the world’s most famous region for leather production. At Tornabuoni Tuscany we are dedicated to the creation of high-quality Italian leather craftsmanship. We are committed to providing authentic pieces that age with beauty and grace. Our products offer unparalleled craftsmanship and quality.
It is this passion that is the cornerstone for creating our unique leather collection. Our diverse collection offers something for everybody - whether you are looking for professional, formal, or casual pieces. Our goal is to provide our customers with beautiful pieces, crafted from the finest Italian leather.
Tornabuoni Tuscany believes that the process of creating high quality products starts with hand selected premium hides. Every piece of leather in our collection is handpicked and 100% crafted here in Tuscany by local Italian artisans who have learned the craft through generations. We also believe in sound sustainability practices. Our collection only utilizes hides from farms which are well managed and focus on sustainable production. In addition, Tornabuoni Tuscany abides by the guidelines and the international treaties established to protect the wildlife and its environment. Our exotic collection is fully certified by CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) which does not threaten the survival or existence of exotic species. Through our sustainable practices, we have a responsibility in conservation efforts and the overall well-being of the environment.
Our business includes helping create treasured memories of Italy, and to also provide each of our customers with something special, locally crafted, made to stand the test of time.
Afrim & Melissa
Founder & Personal Trainer

Afrim Disha


Born in Durrës, Albania, Afrim spent his early days going to the beach and enjoying the countryside with his siblings and cousins at his grandparent’s farmhouse. At the young age of fifteen Afrim moved to Florence, Italy where he found his passion for Tuscan leather craftsmanship. After school, Afrim would be found helping at his uncle’s local leather shop. He learned every aspect of the craft - the tanning of leather, the details of high quality hides, and the intricate process of handmade production. While learning the leather trade, Afrim also learned to speak not only Italian, but also English so that he could communicate with the customers that he encountered.

In his twenties Afrim opened his first businesses specializing in local, artisanal leather goods. Today, Tornabuoni Tuscany Leather Store has been a staple in Piazza Duomo, the heart of Florence, for over twenty years.

Much to his surprise, one day he would meet a California girl who later became, not only his partner in life, but partner in business at Tornabuoni Tuscany.

Melissa Tauber


Born and raised in the coastal town of Ventura, California, Melissa grew up the youngest child of three, with two older brothers. Her free spirit was obvious at an early age. As the youngest girl, Melissa was determined to carve out her own path, spending much of her childhood chasing adventure. Growing up, Melissa was always pulled toward creative endeavors - drawing, fashion, enjoying the beauty of nature. The passing of her father when she was seven years old fueled not only her pursuit to live life to the fullest, but also fueled her determination to overcome any obstacle and to make her father proud.

After graduating from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo College of Architecture & Environmental Design, Melissa was inspired to take the path less traveled and it led straight to Italy. Armed with years of experience in both the retail and business world, Melissa set out for an Italian adventure that would change her life forever.

Building on the quality product that Afrim had been producing for twenty years, Melissa immediately began to expand the scope of the store - marketing the business that is now their shared passion.

Tornabuoni Leather Store
Piazza Duomo 21/22 R
50121, Florence.
Tel +39 366 312 5991
Tornabuni Leather Store A.D s.r.l Piazza Duomo, 21/22r, 50122 - Firenze (Fi)