Since the beginning of the last century, the Bardelli family (the ouners of Bardelli Casa) have been deeply rooted in Tuscany in the town of Casalguidi.
In the beginning the founder of the company , (the grandmother of the present day owners) prepared trousseaus which families gave to their daughters as wedding gifts.
When the granddaughter of Lorenzo the Magnificent, Caterina Medici, married the son of Francesco the I, King of France, Enrico of Orlean, included in her trousseau were over a thousand articles
hand embroidered in the classical Tuscan tradition.The quality of a trousseau was a good omen for a happy marriage and fertility.
Casalguidi is famous for being the birthplace of embroidery. There is an old saying in the village, in which says "here the woman are born with a needle in hand and learn to embroider as they
drink their mothers milk", in fact in the medieval times, this village gave its name to a special embroidery called "Casalguidi stitch", which is famous all over the world today.
The Bardelli Casa linens were embroidered by hand. The embroiderers often worked at their own homes, scattered in the hills of Tuscany.
The products of Mrs. Bardelli became more and more valued, not only by italians but by foreigners as well.