Working with gold and making glass in Umbria have roots that are older than you might imagine. In Orvieto there is an abundance of proof of the work done by master Etruscan goldsmiths and the Museo Faina in Orvieto has an entire section devoted to this ancient craft. Here you can see just how delicate and beautiful the pieces they made were. Today, Perugia, Torgiano, Spoleto, Orvieto and Terni are the most important centres of this ancient craft. Here, the master goldsmiths have given life to a new style, but still use the ancient Etruscan technique of granulation, which calls for soldering tiny grains of gold, properly fused, onto a sheet of the same material which is then shaped to create the piece of jewellery desired.