La Ferramenta, Lucca
Hardware Shop Rossi was taken over from the old managers in 1940 by the father of the present owner and was expanded and reorganized during the war period.
The architecture of the shop dating back to the late 1800s, had problems with the organization of goods and security. In 1980, the owner Angelo Rossi thought about renovating and extending the business, which was carried out subsequently over the years by restoring the cellar and buying the top floor which was well-suited for the use of the warehouse.
The property which is part of a tower house of 1400 was renovated under the supervision of the Ministry of Culture, and when the cellars were lowered, there were archeological finds from different past eras, above all Roman. So as to enhance the restoration they were left exposed and are still visible today – see below. On the upper floor, which is used as a study and warehouse, a large external wall belonging to the apse of a Romanesque church was also brought to light.
Hardware Shop Rossi is located in the historical centre of Lucca. It covers an area of 400 square metres divided on three floors with a goods lift connecting each floor. The shop itself is located on the middle floor with a large shop window facing onto the street. The cellars below are used as a showroom, while the top floor houses the large warehouse and the study.
Hardware Shop Rossi Angelo of Lucca, is located in the historical centre of the city and has been active since early ‘900. We hold a wide assortment of items for home decor and interior finish. From handles of any kind both modern and old-fashioned from the best known industrial brands, to Tuscan products of local handicraft. From curtain poles to bathroom accessories, and from safes to products for restoration or DIY. We provide a wide selection of Barbecues and accessories from the well known brand Weber of which we are official dealers including items for your garden. Inside Hardware Shop Rossi you will find absolutely everything you necessitate to meet the needs of your house
A wide range of items for your barbecue, either electric, coal or gas, as well as Dancook and Broil King brand products of which we are official dealers.
Barbecues of every size with a wide range of accessories.
A selection of spit roasters in various sizes with relative accessories, totally of Italian production.
In recent years we have also expanded our range of bathroom accessories, offering products of the brand name Colombo Design in chromed brass. Ranging from the most simple and linear series of classic articles to modern designs, always of the highest quality. A wide range of taps from Italian foundries in polished brass and bronze for your garden are also available.
Large assortment in Tuscan handicraft productions of doorbells buttons and letter plates from simple to more elaborate designs with the possibility especially for doorbells and video-entryphones to be made to measure.
A selection of different types of external and internal letterboxes, ranging from classic to modern ones, including designs for apartment blocks available in iron, steel and wood.
Special attention to the fireplace has led us to specialize in this area expanding in our range of andirons, companion sets and fire guards in wrought iron, brass and modern stainless steel.
A wide choice of handles for main doors, windows and doors from the most renowned Italian and Tuscan companies, ranging from modern brands such as Colombo Design, Bal, Olivari, Mandelli, OMP Porro, the highly requested Tuscan crafts-made productions in natural brass or forged wrought iron (brand name Utensilegno ), to the special creations made by Metal Group and Cassina.
Over the years we have taken very special care in dressing our shop window keeping in line with the charming theme of our city and in particular with all the important events organized by our town council Lucca Comics and Games, The Tour of Italy, Jazz Donna etc.), in which we have won numerous awards.
Since the Middle ages, due to its geographical position, Lucca was one of the busiest and well known cities in northern Europe. This was mainly due to crowds of Pilgrims that came along the Via Francigena on their way to Rome every year. Already at that time, the flow of tourists increased the development of trade and wealth in the city which can still be witnessed today by the numerous shops and businesses. In the historical centre, in particular between Via Santa Croce, Via Fillungo and Piazza San Michele which remain an ancient hub of the city centre. This oldest part within the old Roman walls represents the true character of the city of Lucca with its offices, commercial activities and meeting places.
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