In the heart of the largest island in the Mediterranean, tradition and culture of the ancient Roman, Greek, and Arab civilizations come together, giving life to a kaleidoscope of art and colors. Caltagirone is a city with a rich history, whose name of Arab origin, meaning Castle of jars, is already an indication of the long ceramic tradition on which the city bases much of its identity. One of the most beautiful and easily recognizable parts of the city, in fact, is certainly the main staircase, whose 142 steps, decorated with artisan majolica, lead visitors to the top of the hill to admire the spectacular Sicilian landscape. The staircase is a symbol not only of the city itself, but is a perfect representation of Caltagirone ceramics, and is the scene of festivities and historical processions.
The Caltagirone collection wants to be a tribute to one of the most important Italian artisanal traditions, representing key symbols of Sicilian culture and history that is usually told through the art of handmade terracotta.