Comunanza and Tanucci’s – the Master of Copper

We have so many real artigianale craftsmen and women in our wonderful area, and it is a delight to discover more and more. We are lucky to have Tanucci’s in Comunanza, copper makers for over 7 generations since 1790.

The forge, which used the Aso River for power, had hydraulic wheels and a fusion oven with its hammers, which means it is one of the most antique forms of craftsmanship around.

For hundreds of years, the copper quarries provide the raw material needed for the creation of many traditional utensils; the copper smiths who came from all over Italy, which were shaped and modelled with the use of a hammer. Pitchers were produced like this, which so many generations of grandmothers used to collect water from the wells and also cauldrons, used for cooking delicious traditional dishes.

Nowadays, a more modern procedure of processing of copper is used, but the old ‘retired’ hammers are looked after with great care. Memories live on, with the gratitude and respect for those who, for many years, used these hammers and handed down their experience and tireless passion. The very same  passion which the Tannucci family still applies in the workmanship of this beautiful metal.

Today the pans are still produced and are the result of the passion that never ages. The prestige of their styles and the respect of the quality are intended to last a lifetime and make the most perfect wedding gift.

Come to Comunaza and have a look for yourself. Just ask Barbara to show you around and view the beautiful pieces which are not only stunning but excellent value too.

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