The Magnani paper mills trace their origins to the 15th century when settlers established the mill along the clear waters of the Pescia river, essential for paper production. By the 19th century, they owned over 150 pulp refining vats, signifying their growth.
In the 18th century, Magnani began exporting papers worldwide, serving European royalty and state mints. Napoleon Bonaparte chose the mill for a special watermarked paper for his wedding announcement, with the original mold still preserved.
The mill supplied Italy's Crown family with specific papers, and many significant agreements were signed on their papers. Renowned artists like Picasso, De Chirico, and writers like D'Annunzio favoured their distinctive paper.
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