Green Empoli glass hasn’t only been used to make wine bottles though. The production reached its golden age in the period between the two World Wars, when a large quantity of decorative objects were made. However, the market eventually lost interest and production of both ornaments and more practical objects tailed off.
Nowadays, Empoli and surroundings are one of the most important glass producing regions in Italy. The many stages of glass production are carried out by a number of small and large companies which count for a significant chuck of the local economy.
Green glass is worked together with yellow and blue varieties. Artistic glass works are increasing in popularity again, both hand worked and blown varieties and are often destined to be used as part of home furnishings.
You can admire this typical manifacturing at the local glass museum.