Tuscany craft routes for artifact lovers

Casa d’Era, holiday home in Lajatico has devised a series of Tuscany craft routes for handmade object enthusiasts.

A journey to the best of Italy’s artisanship among small villages, ancient gestures and rituals, plus one of a kind creations.

Starting at Montelupo Fiorentino, the country’s largest ceramics hub due to the use of majolica as a raw material and pottery technique. Over 120 companies are located there, while local artisans and young artists collaborate to balance tradition and innovation.

Volterra is famous for its art works in alabaster, much more malleable than marble, thus used to create detailed ornamental patterns and human faces. We strongly advice guests to take a walk across the town’s historic center and visit the numerous craft workshops that can be found there.

The Tuscany routes continue along the Elsa Valley, Pienza, Poggibonsi and Chianti, notorious for their artistic earthenware such as vases and statues for indoor and garden decorations.

Lastly, Florence’s goldsmiths will astonish visitors with their expertise and centuries-long knowledge, passed through generations since the Rennaissance.

For further information and quotations, write us at: info@casadera.it.

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