Deruta's pride and joy is majolica ceramics. The blue-and-yellow metallic-oxide glazing technique imported from Majorca in the 15th century has been the mainstay of the local industry ever since. Day-tripping ceramic enthusiasts from Perugia should eschew factory mass productions, which are cheaper and lower quality, in favour of the the best-quality stuff at smaller workshops rooted in centuries-old tradition. You won't be starved for choice – the small town counts over 100 ateliers.
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