The terracotta potteries of Impruneta

di Redazione – 26 giugno 2013
When we began restoring Le Ripe our master builder told me in serious tones that we could choose whatever tiling we wanted for inside, but for outside it would have to be either from the local firm in Radda or from ‘Ferrone’, as he put it.
Any other material would simply not withstand our winter frosts.
That was when I first realized the importance of both the local raw material and the local producers. Just the other day friends took us to two historic but very different and distinctive potteries or kilns in the Ferrone area, at Impruneta to be precise.