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Visitor Friendly Family Pasta Factory in Medieval Village

Martelli Pasta Factory is Tucscany at its best. Its a small factory owned, operated, and staffed... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Walter S
Land O Lakes, Florida
Excellent tour in small family run pasta factory

What a brilliant tour very informative and Luca our guide spoke very good English. Factory set in... read more

Reviewed June 23, 2018
Paula H
Redhill, United Kingdom
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56035, Casciana Terme Lari, Italy
+39 0587 684238
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Reviewed July 23, 2015 via mobile

What a discovery and what a great atmosphere! The village of Lari is beautiful, with nice little shops and bars and friendly people. In the middles of the centre, beside the medieval fortress is this small factory that is surely worth a visit. Look around,...More

2  Thank Jeroen V
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Reviewed August 5, 2012

We travelled to Italy with our teenage children –one of our main interests is food. As we made appointments to have tours regarding Parmesan cheese, Gelato, Wine and Balsamic vinegar – Pasta was also a must. It was not easy finding a factory for pasta...More

9  Thank Sharon S
Dino M, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Pasta Martelli, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2016

Dear Sir, I'm Luca Martelli that probably made Your tour. The visit in the factory is a event not standard, on the standard visit is necessary to contact a tour operator. Then there is the possiblity that in the time that You have been in...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Martelli Pasta Factory is Tucscany at its best. Its a small factory owned, operated, and staffed by very friendly family members in a compact setup of equipment, raw materials, and packaging. Out of this little factory comes some of the best pasta in the world....More

Thank Walter S
Reviewed June 23, 2018

What a brilliant tour very informative and Luca our guide spoke very good English. Factory set in the lovely surroundings of Lari.

Thank Paula H
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

What a an amazing, unexpected treat to visit Lucca and this family owned pasta factory. He was more than happy to give us a tour of the small factory including tastes of the pasta coming off the line. Pasta can not be purchased at the...More

Thank Peggy F
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

What a great place. A working pasta factory right in the middle of a medieval fortified town. Guided by a very friendly Luca. Give him notice of intended walking tour via email.

Thank NeilRHarvey
Reviewed June 13, 2018 via mobile

We didn't know what expect on our trip to Lari however, it turned out to be one of the highlights of our holiday in Tuscany. We ventured to the pasta factory and enquired about a tour. We have a six year old boy. Lucca made...More

Thank mctooni
Reviewed April 16, 2018 via mobile

We've visited the pasta factory from Familia Martelli so see how handmade pasta is being produced. And we weren't disappointed. We saw almost the whole process how the pasta is being made. And it didn't even cost something. This kind of pasta should always be...More

Thank Tobias S
Reviewed April 26, 2017 via mobile

We stopped at Lari on the way from Pisa to Florence. The town itself is very nice and has lots of character and history. The tour was another thing. Whilst it was interesting to learn that the pasta is rough in texture, which is good...More

1  Thank 410chetnam
Dino M, Proprietario at Pasta Martelli, responded to this reviewResponded April 28, 2017

Dear Mr. I'm the person that guded You into the factory. The visit at our factory is only a possibility that we give at the turist, it is not a part of our work. We can dedicate a few minutes to explain the pasta process...More

Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

Stopped by this wonderful little pasta factory in Lari as part of a tour. Only family members work there and they produce pasta the traditional way. Lovely visit.

Thank Robert Y
Reviewed October 5, 2016

We have been into making homemade pasta for a long time. It was absolutely fascinating to see how the pasta was first made in the early years....AND is still made the same way today at Martelli's. A family owned and run business with care and...More

Thank grandmamc
Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

We travelled for about an hour from Monteverdi Mattrimino to get to Lari to have a look at the old fashioned way of making pasta only to find that they are closed for the holidays. A fact not mentioned in the Lonely Planet travel guide....More

1  Thank Joe M
Dino M, Proprietario at Pasta Martelli, responded to this reviewResponded August 17, 2016
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Ci scusiamo che non abbiate potuto vedere la nostra produzione, ma come tutti gli anni, le ultime tre settimane di...More

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Vishal W
May 28, 2018|
Response from Dino M | Property representative |
Good morning and many thanks for your question. Yes, you can bring your kid with you. He can watch the making of pasta and even taste the fresh pasta coming out from the bronze mould. We hope to see you all soon!
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June 16, 2017|
Response from Dino M | Property representative |
Dea Sir, the vist is possible every days excepted Wedenesday and sunday. It will be a pleasusure to know Your day selected.
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March 30, 2017|
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Wea are aTYour disposal on the visit, the visit is possible every days excepted Wednesday and Sunday. At Your disposal
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