In the furnaces of Manetti Gusmano & figli located in Ferrone, in the midst of the territory of Chianti (the town of Greve in Chianti), we produce Cotto Fiorentino tiles and artisanal terracotta products of exceptional quality, in strict compliance with the ancient traditions of Impruneta.
The experience acquired in three centuries of activity combined with the uniqueness of our clay result in a material with unique characteristics. The clay of Galestro present in the quarries of our furnaces is indeed an exclusive particularity of the territory of Chianti and it confers to our terracotta floors and products special qualities in terms
of color, resistance, robustness and porosity.
SINCE EIGHT GENERATIONS...
AN ANCIENT PROFESSION
The terracotta produced in the Manetti furnaces has always occupied a place of first order in the minds of the great architects of the world. The floors installed in the Uffizi Museum in Florence, the Hollywood Museum of Cinema in Los Angeles, and inside the Miami airport testify to the variety and versatility of the range of solutions offered by the Manetti furnaces.
Our company is also the official furnisher of tiles used for the restoration of Brunelleschi’s Dome in Florence. Our ancient craft has permitted us to mould the clay of Impruneta in wooden prints, in order to reconstruct the tiles of the eight “sails” of the Dome with painstaking manual labor.