The Tuscan town of Impruneta, near Florence, nestled in the Tuscan hills is a delightful town to visit, but is probably most famous for its production of Teracotta. The clay in the soil has been used for centuries, and the town itself is famous for its production and craftsmanship. Teracotta, is to be found on sale everywhere in and around Imprunetta - pots, planters, small tiles, garden vases and olive jars to name but a few. Hours can be lost exploring the wares of the area. Strolling around Impruneta is lovely. A must-see is the Sanctuary of Santa Maria. Dating from 1060, its attached Museum is home to the oldest-known piece of patchwork, which dates from the 14th-century. The hills surrounding Impruneta beg to be explored, whether on foot or by bike, and finally the legendary Grape Festival of Impruneta takes place in September. One of the oldest in Italy, here you'll see a fabulous parade.