The San Donato 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
Ceramiche Simonetti 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. Ceramiche Simonetti reproduces that ancient collection and offers new ones to satisfy the most different exigences and tastes.
The San Donato Italian Ceramic Tiles are imported from Castelli, Italy.
The Italian Tiles come in various sizes. All Tiles must be ordered from the factory in Italy. Tiles are sold individually. *Tiles not suitable for use on floors. Square & Rectangle Tiles are available.
Allow 6-8 weeks for delivery.