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Grottaglie: the town of pottery


The area is very rich in clay and it is therefore regarded as fertile ground for the emergence of a flourishing pottery crafts. In former times, in the town of Grottaglie, it was possible to find in each house about fifty pieces of pottery, as told by the local craftsmen, because they were essential for everyday use, unlike the largely ornamental function they have today. The origins of the pottery crafts in the town date back to the Middle Ages, as attested by the exhibits in the Museum of Ceramics: a thousand years of craftsmanship can be admired.