Sesto Fiorentino

Famous for Porcelain

Ginori Plate

Sesto grew up on the sixth milestone from Florence Sextus ab urbe lapis and is best known for the Manifattura di Doccia porcelain company was founded in 1735 by the Marchese Carlo Ginori. The company moved to Sesto in 1954 but went bankrupt in 2013, when it was by Gucci.

There are many examples of Ginori china in the Museo delle Porcellane in the Palazzo Pitti and in the Museo Richard Ginori della Manifattura di Doccia, Via Pratese 31, which might re-open some day (check their Facebook Page for a progress report).

Sant'Andrea a Cercina

There are, naturalmente arty churches to visit in Sesto: Romanesque Sant'Andrea a Cercina on Via Dante da Castiglione 32, has early frescoes by Domenico Ghirlandaio and others by Santi di Tito. The equally old Pieve di San Martino in Piazza della Chiesa has a Crucifix by Agnolo Gaddi. Santa Maria di Quinto, Via di Castello 27, has a celebrated Crucifix by Spinello Aretino.

Nearby are the Etruscan tombs at Quinto di Sesto Fiorentino and the Villa Medicea di Castello.

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