Tuscany is a land of great artists and small masterpieces. In Lari, hidden among the high walls of the old medieval town, stands the small pasta factory Pastificio Famiglia Martelli. In contrast to large industrial plants, this is still a traditional arti
In Lari, hidden among the high walls of the old medieval town, stands the small pasta factory Pastificio Famiglia Martelli. In contrast to large industrial plants, this is still a traditional artisan pasta factory.
The Maccheroni of Tuscany are inspired by local tradition that counts among its various shapes a pasta suitable for the most substantial and heartiest sauces.
THE OLD PASTA FACTORY OF THE TOWN
Seen from afar, the town of Lari is a glimpse of the Middle Ages in the rolling Pisan hills. Proceed sprightly up the hill, the ancient town awaits you. Up there, in the shadow of the Castle stands a large yellow building. It is the pasta factory Pastificio Famiglia Martelli: not a silent industry with fast production lines and empty aisles, but the last, real traditional pasta factory. A world where time beats slowly, with vintage machinery and artisans at work, busy mixing, kneading, cutting and drying one of Italy’s best pastas.
The history of our business is intrinsically linked to Lari, to its past, to its territory. Our stubbornness in defending and passing on the rigorous traditional principles resembles the resistance with which the besieged townspeople always defended their freedom and dignity.