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Montelupo Fiorentino, Florence

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Montelupo FiorentinoMontelupo Fiorentino, as the name suggests, is situated just a few kilometres from Florence itself. In view of its distinctive history, it is a place that embodies many of the typical traits of Tuscany: a love of art, quality craftsmanship, the entrepreneurial spirit of the local families, together with evocative landscapes, a passion for good food and wine and an innate spirit of hospitality.

In Montelupo you can discover the genuine flavours of Tuscany: the olive oil, the wines and the traditional dishes cooked with passion in restaurants and trattorias. The local cookery is characterised by simple dishes, made of genuine products, fruit of local farming. In Montelupo, ceramics tradition blends with a territory rich of water, clay and timber, the necessary elements to produce pottery.

Montelupo Fiorentino is in the heart of Tuscany, not far from Pisa, Siena, Volterra and San Gimignano.

The main events in Montelupo are the International Ceramics Festival, hold every year the last week of June in a ten days festival to discover and age-old art: handicraft, art exhibitions, installations, masters at work, music and events. 
The little town of Samminiatello is instead the home of artisans who specialize in handicrafts made of terracotta. The clay-working tradition is re-evoked every year by the Union of Terracotta Potteries with the Terracotta Festival at the end of May.
Every year between the first and the second week in July, a three-day festival is organized devoted to Torre's glass-making tradition: the La Torre del Vetro Glass Festival. In this small town near Montelupo Fiorentino featuring a Medieval tower that dominates the river Arno, one of the first glass-making factories was installed in Tuscany at the end of the 17th century.

 

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