Behind the canary-yellow facade of this pastificio trazionale (artisanal pasta maker), the Martelli family beavers away to make 1 tonne of pasta a year. Slowly kneaded dough is fed through traditional bronze moulds to create spaghetti and spaghettini, penne, macaroni and fusilli. This is then air-dried for 50 hours (compared to three hours industrially) before being cut and packaged by hand in Martelli's trademark canary-yellow paper packets and being shipped all over the world to gourmet stores.