situated in the heart of Tuscany, between Florence and Empoli, and
has been an important center for manufacturing ceramics since
medieval times. Its success can be credited to the natural abundance
of clay in the surrounding area, primarily due to frequent flooding
of the Arno River, and second, the role Florentine merchants
historically played in trading Montelupo's majolica, or hand-painted
terra-cotta, throughout Europe during the Renaissance.
Museum quality majolica reproductions from Tuscany