The history of Stia and the Casentino generally revolves around the threads of the famous Casentino cloth, the sweet taste of chestnuts and the hard consistency of pietra serena: raw materials that have defined the somewhat difficult landscape, with its shepherds and traditions that are far from cities and large inhabited centers.
Life here is experienced at its most authentic, and is particularly rich in local artisans. There's no excess to be found in their products, no need to override the ancient with modern artistic formulas. On the contrary, there's a desire to preserve what has vanished elsewhere. These are the most authentic and reliable guides along the roads that lead, through the castles and ruins buried by vegetation, to the shops.
With a maximum focus on essentiality, and on the composure of gestures, costumes and artifacts, everything reflects the essence of this mysterious land that has been crossed by saints, wolves, extraordinary characters and objects of the highest quality. It's certainly never banal or devoid of personality.