…ending the day with a good Toscano (Tuscan) cigar is a very pleasant habit!
Toscano is the trade name of a type of bitroncoconic cigar produced in Italy originally by the Italian tobacco monopoly with untreated but naturally fermented Kentucky tobacco. TOSCANO® is a registered trademark of Manifatture
FACTORY IN LUCCA
For almost 130 years, beginning in 1818, cigar manufacturing took place mainly in Florence. But in the years following the postwar period the ‘stortignaccolo’ or ‘crooked cigar’ left the Tuscan capital for good and transferred its production to factories in Lucca and Cava de’ Tirreni.
Starting from around 1853 until June 2004 the main Lucca factory was based in a former convent for Dominican nuns. Since then, production has been moved to a more modern and functional building in Mugnano, on the outskirts of Lucca.
FACTORY IN CAVA DE’ TIRRENI
Tradition has it that the first tobacco plantations, in Campania, were introduced by Joachim Murat during the Realm of Naples. Ever since antiquity it was considered a very precious plant. The calamities that befell the Realm of Naples did not stop tobacco production, which from then on became a source of income for the population of Cava de’ Tirreni.
From 1912 Cava de’ Tirreni is one of the main productions sites of the famous Italian cigar.
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