Introducing Our New Partnership with Sial Ceramica

Because we are all spending most of our time at home these days, we have partnered with Sial Ceramica to bring you these new, hand-painted Dream of Italy espresso cups. This beautiful piece of Tuscan craftsmanship is the perfect way to continue to Dream of Italy from home. This unique espresso cup is fired in a kiln and then hand-painted in the Sial workshop in Torrita Di Siena, Tuscany.

If you’re not a current member, join or renew your Dream of Italy membership or give a gift membership and for a limited-time only you will also receive the espresso cup as a bonus gift! ($35 value) Current members can also  buy a cup or cups. Both domestic and international shipping options are available.  Click here to purchase a cup with domestic shipping and click here for cup with international shipping.

In the small village of Torrita di Siena, less than an hour from Siena and 15 minutes north of famed wine area Montepulciano, sits Sial, an enchanting ceramics shop and factory, with its rustic brick store front and windows filled with colorful treasures.

Founded by artist Loretta Ferretti, the name Sial is coined from the first two letters of the names of her children, (Silvia and Alberto). The business opened in 1997, born from Loretta’s lifelong love of painting and a desire to create items that reflect her beloved countryside. Within the same walls as the retail shop is housed the company’s ceramics production.

The Ferretti family has lived in Torrita di Siena all their lives, with Loretta actually living above her jewel box of a store.

Silvia and Loretta

The unique style of painting-in-relief is Loretta’s specialty. Everything is drawn by hand with exquisite detail, showcasing Sial’s hallmark Tuscan landscape motif. Loretta is the lead artist, while daughter Silvia runs the business end of things (both wholesale and running the retail shop).

We have some fantastic new issues coming out so be sure to join now to access all of our new content and receive this limited-time espresso cup!