Sandstone manufacturingThe great amount of sandstone present in the area is at the origin of this ancient tradition. “Sandstone cutters” are especially widespread in the mountain areas of Upper Mugello: in the territory of Firenzuola, Palazzuolo and Marradi.
There are numerous towns or small abandoned locations in the mountains that are built completely in sandstone, from the cobble stone roads to the tiles on the roofs of the homes, for example: Scheggianico, Tirli, Castiglioncello, Rapezzo, San Pellegrino, Piancaldoli, Coniale, Caburraccia and Cerreta. In these towns we can admire a variety of exquisitely made objects and particulars in sandstone: elegant volutes (spirals), which sometimes decorate the last step of an external staircase; splendid bas-relief coats of arms and friezes that decorate portals and the lintels above the entrance to the houses; the originality of the sundials; the perforations in the sandstone to allow ventilation in the attic; and the chimney tops.
Today in Firenzuola and the surrounding towns, there are numerous workshops that make striking decorations for exteriors like cobblestones for paving roads and sidewalks, fountains and borders for flowerbeds. The interiors are equally important and sandstone can decorate floors, doorframes, window frames and sills, stairs, fireplaces, capitals (borders) and columns.
Unfortunately there are very few cutters who still work the stone by hand. They are:
|A REGOLA D'ARTE|
Town: Barberino di Mugello
Phone: 334 3241769
|Sculptures in sandstone, clay and metals |
|BERTI SISTO &C. s.r.l.|
Phone: 055 8198901
Fax: 055 8199542
|Sandstone slabs. |
|COMAD di Andrea e Alberto Adalberti|
Phone: 055 819462
Fax: 055 819462
|Fireplaces, fountains, handrails, benches, flowerpots, mosaics, bas-reliefs, sculptures and rosettes.|
Open from 8am to 12am and from 1.30pm to 5.30pm.
|GELVA CASONE CITOTEC DESIGN|
Phone: 055 819724
Fax: 055 8199826
"Pietra serena" turning and workmanship. Columns, vases, steps, tables, fountains, coats of arms, and street fittings.
Open from 8am to 12am and from 2pm to 6pm.
|Il Casone S.p.a.|
Phone: 055 819331 – 055 8199005
Fax: 055 8199006
|Works in sandstone and in colombina strong stone: external (flooring , pavement, fountains and benches) and internal works (flooring for interiors, doors, windows, stairs, fireplaces, sculptures and rosettes).|
|La Borghigiana S.r.l.|
Phone: 055 819085
Fax: 055 8198965
|Works in sandstone and extra strong stone: slabs, stairs, covering and terraces.|
|Pieri Alfio di Pieri Luca|
Town: Borgo San Lorenzo
Phone: 055 8403471
Fax: 055 8403085
|Windows, doors, fireplaces and different works in sand stone.|
|Raspanti Urbano e Figlio|
Phone: 055 817031
Fax: 055 817031
|Doors, windows, slabs and flooring in sandstone.|
Phone: 055 819308
Fax: 055 8199931
|Fireplaces, stone and marble turning and workmanship.|
Open from 8am to 6pm.
Phone: 055 819038
Fax: 055 819794
|Extraction and works of sandstone, colombina strong stone, paving and external covering.|
Phone: +39 348 8845089
Sculptures, statues and portrait in sandstone.
Fireplaces, fountains, sinks, furnitures for gardens.
|SOCIETA’ SCALPELLINI di Monducci Nello|
Phone: 055 8045939
Fax: 055 8045939
|Sandstone stairs, windows, fireplaces and doors.|
|SPOGLIANTI SERGIO E MARCO S.n.c.|
Phone: 055 819768
Fax: 055 819768
|Slabs, fireplaces, tables, fountains, swimming pool edge and different works in sandstone.|
|Toscana Pietra srl|
Phone: 055 819696
Fax: 055 819781
|Works in sandstone, colombina strong stone and medicean stone. Ornamental handmade works, internal and external.|