Maledetti Toscani for us is the dolce vita shopping in Tuscany.
If you are looking for the best quality Tuscan leather, (bags, shoes, jackets…) Maledetti Toscani is your answer.
Based in the area of Cortona, they have now opened more shops also in Italy and in 20 countries in the world.
In Cortona they are at Piazza Signorelli. They know us very well, so please before going ask us of il Fontanaro the discount code. We shop a lot there and mostly woman leather shoes.
Maledetti Toscani are also in Montepulciano (30 minutes driving from our villas) and in Città della Pieve, (only 15 minutes driving from our villas). Please, click here to see all their shops.
Did you know that Maledetti Toscani brand is here from 1848?
Their great-great-grandfather, in 1848, after some years working in the mines, began the business enterprise of stationery and bookbinding. From then on a long series of historical events overlapped our own family’s history. Things like: the fall of the Grand Duke of Tuscany, Garibaldi and the uniting of Italy, the First World War and Mussolini. Years pass, then we arrive in 1932, the year Livio Quadri (our grandfather) transferred his business to the location of the warehouses, cellars, and kitchens of the historic convent of the monks of Saint Stephen’s, our present location.
From 1950 to 1990 the two sons of Livio, Paolo and Tommaso, continued the work efforts through diligence, reliability and love for the livelihood started so many years before. In 1999 renovation work was completed on the historic store. By chance an Etruscan tomb was found, dating from the 3rd century A.D. intact with original paving, an underground granary, and a cistern for the collection of rainwater.
…ah, we have forgotten, if you come to their store don’t hope to meet those monks who for so many centuries lived in this locale; they had to flee Montepulciano driven out by Napoleon’s army.
Maledetti Toscani has been a focal point for many decades by Poliziani (citizens of Montepulciano); tourists and many illustrious visitors such as Pirandello, Curzio Malaparte, Federico Fellini, and Prince Charles of England; politicians; artists and intellectuals.
If you like you can also shop online: http://www.maledettitoscani.it/E-COMMERCE/