Acqua Panna has come a long way in terms of quality of its production facilities. Today the plant is one of the most technologically advanced bottling plant in Europe.
Acqua Panna water quality is not just linked to the its excellent organoleptic properties: the quality is linked also to its advanced water bottling plant. Legend has it Romans built the only road from Northern to Southern Italy through Scarperia. This road went past Acqua Panna springs which provided deserved refreshment to weary travellers. In the 1500s, terracotta pipes were discovered near the source. These pipes were used to transport the natural mineral water to the noble The Medici Family. Their hunting reserve, the magnificent Panna Estate, is located on the land surrounding the source.
The first Acqua Panna was manually bottled in the 1860s from a plant built in one of The Medici's farm buildings. Sold in demijohns or fiaschi, straw-covered glass flask now used for Chianti wine, the water was delivered by horse and cart to Florence. In 1927, after War World I, the water was bottled in glass on an industrial scale.
Acqua Panna production facility stretches over a surface area of about 20,000 m2, perfectly blending into the natural environment.