The San Donato Italian Ceramic tiles are reproductions of the beautiful tiles that cover the ceiling of The Church of San Donato in Castelli, Italy. San Donato owes its fame to the beautiful majolica ceiling which earned her the nickname "The Sistine Chapel of Majolica". The ceiling, made between 1615 and 1617, was composed of 780 tiles votive art castle, decorated with profiles, coats of arms, animals, astronomical symbols and floral patterns and bright colors
Bottega degli Artisti is a very famous in Italy and abroad, being one of the best producer of pottery in Castelli. Castelli is a little village in the centre of Italy, just close to the Gran Sasso Mountain. Castelli is best known for its, a form of decorative ceramic, which were collected by the nobility of Europe for centuries and which were at their pinnacle from the 16th through 18th century and are still produced today by local artists. Castelli majolica was a favorite dinnerware of Russian Tsars. One of the most valued collections of Castelli ceramics is now housed at the Winter Palace of the Hermitage State Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia.
In Castelli, the art of ceramics has more than 500 years of history, and this little village is one of the five Italian towns popular for ceramics and majolicas. Some traditional and original items belonging in Castelli's collection are kept in London at the British Museum. Bottega degli Artisti reproduces that ancient collection and offers new ones to satisfy the most different exigences and tastes.
IN STOCK San Donato tiles will ship immediately from our shop in the US. For tiles which need to be ordered from Italy allow 10-12 weeks for delivery. See items description for quantity of IN STOCK tiles.