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Pamela on Nov 22, 20215 out of 5 stars
Amazing lady. So very thrilled with her service, her nice touches that she encloses with the package. Probably one of the nicest, kindest sellers I have ever dealt with and I deal with many. Beautiful piece, would definitely deal again. My expectations were met and more. Grazie, Stefania!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Rosa on Mar 18, 20215 out of 5 stars
What a beautifullll and well made magnet!.The seller is fantastic!.Thanks for all the extras!
Holly on Feb 6, 20215 out of 5 stars
Love it! My husband and I got married in this building almost 12 years ago- it's the perfect reminder of Cortona and a beautiful little sculpture! Thank you!!
STEFANIE on Dec 26, 20205 out of 5 stars
My custom order of the miniature of the gates to Monticchiello is so beautiful, and truly makes me think of the actual gates to one of the prettiest towns in the Val d'Orcia, Tuscany. The small grove of cypress trees is also so lovely, and brings back memories of the curvy tree-lined road to Monticchiello and Pienza. Stefania's work is beautiful and thoughtful. Truly unique pieces to keep a reminder of Tuscany with me in the US.
Patricia on Dec 10, 20205 out of 5 stars
Beautiful carved duomo! Absolutely love it! Thank you! And thank you for the calendar and magnet.
MaryAnn on Nov 17, 20205 out of 5 stars
Love them and Stefania was great to deal with.
Christina on Nov 16, 20204 out of 5 stars
These are so cute! the only thing I didn't realize is that they weren't actually ornaments (as in, for a Christmas Tree) so they don't come with a hole on the top to put a string through, which is what I was intending them for. But they are still very cute miniatures and you can tell a lot of time was put into them.
MaryAnn on Oct 15, 20205 out of 5 stars
I love the Duomo it is the perfect gift for anyone who has been to Florence.
noby on Jul 14, 20205 out of 5 stars
A++++ Very fast delivery and very beautiful !!!
Jessie on Jul 12, 20205 out of 5 stars
The miniature Cortona City Hall I received from Stefania was super cute and exactly what I wanted. She was very thoughtful, prompt and professional. I am so happy with my purchase and I'm really happy to have had the opportunity to do business with Stefania. She is a delight and her miniatures are lovely works of art. Grazie Stefania!
I create miniatures to make you dream of Tuscany
I'm Teffi, Stefania, from Pordenone (northern Italy) and I create artistic miniatures inspired by Tuscany. My dream is to bring this magical land to homes all over the world and share my love for Florence, Siena and the wonderful Tuscan countryside with you!
The first seed of my brand was planted in 1998 when I first visited Chianti and Val d'Orcia. I instantly fell in love with the breathtaking scenery, the rolling hills, the cottages and cypress trees. After several years of continuous visits to Val d'Orcia and Chianti, I felt the need to create a miniature souvenir that would remind me of the view of those landscapes so that I could always have a little piece of Tuscany with me.
In 2013 I began to draw freehand designs of those places; the images took life on paper but it just wasn’t enough for me. I wanted something three dimensional so I started collaborating with a master sculptor from Val Gardena. He transformed my sketches into wood, then, with a pantograph, he made miniature reproductions that, in turn, I decorated and painted by hand.
Production time, however, was very long and the work was too laborious. Fortunately, the turning point came in 2014 when I contacted Marco, a manufacturer of resin articles, who proposed to make resin and natural mineral (calcium carbonate) miniatures. We made numerous attempts until I was convinced and embraced this new material which, once decorated and painted, gives a similar effect to porcelain.
My farmhouses, churches, villages and historical monument miniatures were now both beautiful and light.
Today, thanks to the help of my assistant Paola and the inevitable Marco, I’ve made several designs inspired by Tuscany, including the cupolas of the Duomo, Villa Bramasole (which you may remember appeared in the movie Under the Tuscan Sun), the Medici villas, the cypresses of Val d'Orcia and the villages of Vitaleta (photographed by people all over the world).
I create these miniatures with the intention of carrying into your heart and before your eyes the memories and dreams of this special land, filled with incredible art, history and nature.
My path so far has not been without difficulty. The biggest difficulty I’ve faced has been to become a supplier to the Florence bookshops. In doing this I had to overcome a TOUGH selection. There is considerable competition and you have to overcome several steps, once you’ve past them, you have to face the toughest test: to please customers!
Now, after three years, I can proudly say that my miniatures are sold in the bookshops of Palazzo Vecchio and of the Duomo of Florence, Palazzo Piccolomini in Siena and in numerous shops from Siena to Florence, where tourists from all over the world can purchase and bring them to their homes.
My dream and goal are to definitively live in Val d'Orcia because Tuscany is home to me!
If you’d like to have a little piece of Tuscany always with you, go to my shop where you’ll find country houses, monuments and glimpses of this wonderful land!
Owner, Designer, Decorator
I draw each and every Tuscan monument, house miniature, farmhouse, scenery, village, and villa you can see in the shop. I love Tuscany (can you say? :) and I want to move there.
Resin model producer
Francesco helps me with the creation of the resin models of the miniature, based on my drawings.
Producer of resin models
Marco helps me with the creation of the resin models of the miniature, based on my drawings.
Customs and import taxes
Returns & exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
I don't accept cancellations
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
- Custom or personalized orders
- Items on sale
I accept returns I do not accept returns
I accept exchanges I do not accept exchanges
I accept cancellations I do not accept cancellations
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for: