Montaione is synonymous with high quality craftsmanship. Of ancient tradition is the work of terracotta and ceramics thanks to the presence, in this area of Tuscany, of abundant and good quality clay.
In the center of the village you can find hand-painted ceramics and assist in the painting of the artifacts. Another traditional craft is the processing of hard stones, in particular of the onice, of which remains a single master who handles, just like once, the ancient knowing of the children and some skilled workers.
Florentine activity of the past was art and glass processing: it has become central since 1200, has maintained a long tradition thanks to the presence of woods that provided large quantities of wood to feed kilns for the production of glasses, cups, bottles and flasks.
Today some of the old glass factories and furnaces have been transformed into relaxation facilities: is there a more typical place to spend a holiday?