November 2020

Toscano releases Il Moro 2020. It is the annual limited edition, Il Moro, from the Italian cigar manufacturer. It has become a tradition since the first Il Moro limited edition in 2000. The Limited Edition is rolled by hand with vintage tobaccos. 

The Toscano Il Moro 2020 is a long-filler with the nickname Il Fuoco, Fire in Italian. The shape is unique like all Toscano cigars. A very limited number of cigars are produced, and all are individually numbered. For the Toscano Il Moro, the Italian cigar producer uses the finest Kentucky tobacco and Italian tobacco. The cigars are now available in Italy, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Germany, Romania, and Serbia. Duty-free shops in Italy carry the cigars as well.

Ministry of Cigars - Toscano releases Il Moro 2020


The Toscano cigar brand is around for more than 200 years. Since 1818 to be precise. A bale of Kentucky tobacco was left out in the pouring rain. In the summer heat, the tobacco started fermenting. Instead of throwing the tobacco away, Grand Duke Ferdinand III ordered to turn it into cigars. Those cigars are popular even to this day.

The tobacco that Manifatrure Sigaro Toscano uses for the iconic Toscano cigars is grown in Italy. It’s a Kentucky variety, grown by independent farmers. They sell the tobacco to the Receiving Centre of Foiano Della Chiana (AR). That’s where the workers grade the tobacco, sort it into wrapper and filler. It’s also where the tobacco gets its fermentation and aging. When the tobacco is ready, it’s sent to the two Manifatture Sigaro Toscano factories.

Ministry of Cigars - Toscano releases Il Moro 2020


Even though the cigar production in 1818 started in Florence, the production no longer takes place in the city. In 1853, a cigar factory emerged in Lucca. In a former convent for Dominican nuns. Fast forward to 2004. That’s when the factory moved to a larger, modern building on the outskirts of the city.

Since 1912, the factory in Cava d’Tirreni is an important facility when it comes to producing Toscano cigars. For more than 100 years, Italian tobacco turns into Italian cigars there. Different blends, different sizes and since recently including Toscano Fermentato Piccolo and Toscano Rustica Piccolo

Ministry of Cigars - Toscano releases Il Moro 2020

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