THE ANCIENT FURNACE

The history of La Fornace de' Medici, a restaurant in Mugello

"La Fornace" is a historic building in Mugello, just 18 km from the center of Florence. To better recover the building we have undergone a renovation that lasted six years. Everything is cared for in every detail in order to enhance its charm.

Only 3 km from the building, in Pratolino, there was a splendid Villa, built by Francesco I de' Medici. The important family had commissioned the architect Buontalenti to create a park by the Villa and enrich it with sculptures, fountains and incredible water games. To realize the project it was necessary to bring water from the source of Montesenario to the Medici Villa of Pratolino and so it was that The Architect Buontalenti designed and built the furnace "La Fornace" where they produced the material for the construction work.

The history of La Fornace de' Medici, a restaurant in Mugello "La Fornace" is a historic building in Mugello, just 18 km from the center of Florence. To better recover the building we have undergone a renovation that lasted six years. Everything is cared for in every detail in order to enhance its charm. The story of "La Fornace de' Medici" is very interesting, as matter of facts, at only 3 km from the building, in Pratolino, there was a splendid Villa, built by Francesco I de' Medici.  

The important family had commissioned the architect Buontalenti to create a park by the Villa and enrich it with sculptures, fountains and incredible water games. To realize the project it was necessary to bring water from the source of Montesenario to the Medici Villa of Pratolino and so it was that The Architect Buontalenti designed and built the furnace "La Fornace" where they produced the material for the construction work.

La famiglia Ciatti de La Fornace de' Medici. Una famiglia felice, Guido e Tiziana sono sposati oramai da molti anni e si lasciano abbracciare dai tre figli; Marco, il più grande del 1997, Lorenzo il figlio di mezzo ed infine Fabrizio, il piccolo di casa.

Our Family

Our family bought the farm in 1978. Over the years, we turned it into an organic farm and we started the hospitality business, by investing in the meticulous renovations of the various buildings present on the Estate. Hospitality and courtesy have always been fundamental values for our family and have influenced the choice to open "La Fornace de' Medici" in the heart of Mugello.

Guido’s passion for wine and catering has meant that one of the strong points of the restaurant was the ability to combine the excellence of the territory with selected wines over the years.  

La famiglia Ciatti de La Fornace de' Medici. Una famiglia felice, Guido e Tiziana sono sposati oramai da molti anni e si lasciano abbracciare dai tre figli; Marco, il più grande del 1997, Lorenzo il figlio di mezzo ed infine Fabrizio, il piccolo di casa.

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