Montelupo Fiorentino is a nice village, located just on the outskirts of Florence. It has been the most important center for handmade Tuscan ceramics since Medieval times because the soil was very rich in great quality clay.
During the Renaissance Florentine merchants sailed to Montelupo to load their vessels with Tuscan pottery and traded it throughout Europe, thus building the reputation of the handmade in Tuscany pottery.

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