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Impruneta, the land of clays

Non un borgo, ma un insieme di piccoli centri abitati connessi, in cui la lavorazione dell’argilla è rimasta una vincente peculiarità.

Approaching Florence from the countryside, leaving San Casciano in Val di Pesa and heading towards Impruneta, the penultimate stop of the tour before returning to the city of the lily (Florence). After valleys, hills, vineyards, parish churches and villages of unique charm, it is the last stop to be able to say to have completed a worthwhile tour. The clay found in Impruneta and the surrounding areas is particularly suitable for creating a durable and resistant material, baked in ovens to make it acquire its strength and characteristic orange color. Today there are still active furnaces that follow the old production techniques, dating back to the end of the year 1000, to produce items that are sent from here to conquer gardens all over the world. We, on the other hand, head back to Florence (the last 15 km) where this two-day on-the-road trip across Tuscany comes to an end.