Acqua Panna has come a long way in terms 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 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 spring water to the noble Medici Family. Their hunting reserve, the magnificent Panna Estate, is located on the land surrounding the source.
Acqua Panna spring water was first 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 flasks 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 at an industrial scale.
Acqua Panna production facility stretches over a surface area of almost 5 acres, perfectly blending into the natural environment.