Colle di Val D'Elsa is a small ancient town where La Citta' del Cristallo (The City of Crystal) is located.
The glass makers were the stars.
These men were making leaded crystal wine glasses.
The glass is blown, then the stem and the base are attached.
This man is preparing the hot glass for blowing.
The stem is being added to the glass.
This man is doing the initial blowing of the glass.
This man was forming a glass vase.
He is about to attach the base of the glass.
Teamwork is paramount.
The glass cools before being separated.
This woman is flame-polishing the rims of the glasses.
This woman is grinding the rims flat - next flame polish.
Final perfect rims.
These are the ingredients for the glass.
The showrooom at t he glass factory was full of amazing works of art.4
Wine glasses for all occasions
New wine glasses designed by the fatory.
New glasses designed by the fatory.
Our guide explains to Steve.
Our favorite champagne flute.
Josephine and Adrian examine some of the glassware.
Glass especially designed to keep the ice cube from hitting you in the face.