The Tuscan tradition of Impruneta pottery

Feb 12, 2024 124

BY: Francesca Bezzone

Think about Brunelleschi’s cupola, in Florence, think about its color… that rich, beautiful orangey-red, so vibrant and clean, so vivid against the blue skies of a terse winter day. Well, that color is all down to Impruneta terracotta. Impruneta, set in picturesque Tuscany, more specifically, in the Chianti region of Tuscany, is only about 9 miles south of Florence and is known for its scenic beauty and culture.

With its medieval architecture, the town itself is a lovely place to spend some time reveling in the tranquillity of the countryside before venturing into the much more crowded streets of Florence. But, of course, Impruneta is chiefly known for its terracotta. 

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