The Braccini Brothers Brick-kiln was built in 1907 in La Rotta, a borough near Pontedera, on the site of a pre-existing one dating 1838. The kiln had a Hoffmann furnace, able to export products abroad. Before Second World War , 280 workers (part or full time) were here employed. The brick-kiln closed in 1965 due to a fire.
It has been restored and a small museum telling the memory of the brick-makers has been created close to the former Hoffman furnace.