Vecchia Toscana, based in Fucecchio, near Florence, has announced its takeover of Ilcea, a Turin-based tannery specializing in the tanning of classic calf leathers for men's luxury footwear. Ilcea had been placed into liquidation with effect from July 24, 2013. Vecchia Toscana signed a management contract to run Ilcea as of Jan. 1, 2014. Vecchia Toscana has now acquired Ilcea's historic factory in Turin's Via Sansovino as well as the brand name.