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Quarrata

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A FORTUNE TIED TO FURNITURE CRAFTS

Quarrata is situated on the hills of Montalbano, located between Prato and Pistoia.

The town has Etruscan origins, experienced a development in Roman times when it was reclaimed from marshland became progressively Center habitable. Coveted by Pistoia and by the Florentines in medieval times, when the latter it gained control, Quarrata, who at the time was called Tizzana was vacated.

Only recently, in the second half of the 20th century, was nicknamed City of furniture building around this business a credit all toscano.

 

Traditions and Typical products

While tying his name and history although recent to woodworking and craft fair, Quarrata hosts every typical dish of Montalbano and Tuscan cuisine. The excellence of the land in the province of Quarrata the best extra virgin olive oils are produced, but also the best red wines fruit of the generous olive trees of the surrounding countryside.

 

Photo Credits [Facebook: municipality of Quarrata]

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