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The working of the crystal at Colle di Val d'Elsa

A fine craft that has been handed down for centuries

Colle Val d'Elsa, lovely Tuscan cities keen to pass on the manners and customs which have defined its historic character, prides itself for centuries to tie his name to the ancient glass processing.

Valuable material is exported all over the world, the Crystal located in the antique shops of the 15th century of Colle Val d'Elsa, its natural home. The city, recognized over time as the largest producer of this delicate material throughout Italy, is associated with more skilled craftsmanship and today it still has memory.

In one of the most important holidays that celebrate the past and Renaissance traditions, Hill staged each year old shopkeeper whose hands have always made only the glass processing.

Raffinatasi in time even after the caution in handing down the craft, the art of glass processing passes through unique decorations, always the hallmark of precious vases or glasses. The engravings, applied when the Crystal is undergoing manufacture, make the artifacts of Colle Val d'Elsa, one of the leading products of the whole Tuscany.

albero detail
from the same territory