Faenza is located on the east side of Italy, about half way between Florence and Venice.
Since the twelfth century, Faenza is renowned for being a “land of art” and privileged location for the production of pottery.
From an artistic point of view Faenza reached the most significant period of its history during the Renaissance. During this period it developed the series of decorative and technical typologies that was to form the nucleos of what would become the traditional “faience” known throughout the world.
Nowadays the pottery sector no longer has significant revenue-producing weight in Faenza’s economy: only a few industries and about 60 craftsmen produce artistic pottery. However, Faenza’s strength in this field is its network of agencies and services revolving around the local ceramics sector.