Lavazza 1895

ITALIAN LUXURY BRANDS SERIES: Episode Eight. 1895 Lavazza: Founded in Turin in 1895 by Luigi Lavazza, it was initially run from a grocery store at Via San Tommaso. Lavazza S.p.A. is currently run by the third and fourth generation of the Lavazza family. Sustainable production concerns have led the company to develop the ¡Tierra! Project, a sustainable agriculture … read more …

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Bulgari 1884

ITALIAN LUXURY BRANDS SERIES: Episode Four. 1884 Bulgari: Giorgio Bulgari founded his company in 1884 and opened his second shop in via Sistina during the same year. In 1905, together with his two sons, Giorgio replaced the via Sistina store with the current flagship store in via dei Condotti. After Giorgio’s death in 1966, his son Gianni led the company as … read more …

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Sapori Siena 1832

ITALIAN LUXURY BRANDS SERIES: Episode Four. 1832 Sapori Siena: Sapori Siena 1832 is one of Italy’s oldest patisserie brands. It dates back to 1832 when Dr Virgilio Sapori established a little pastry shop in Siena making the town’s traditional Panforte. Nearly two centuries have passed since that little pastry shop first opened its doors. Two hundred … read more …

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Annunziata 1561

ITALIAN LUXURY BRANDS SERIES: Episode Three. 1561 Annunziata: The Farmacia SS. Annunziata of Florence is located at Via dei Servi in a building that dates back to 1400. The history of this coat of arms dates back to 1200. In 1561 the chemist Domenico di Vincenzo di Domenico Brunetti was the first manager. Farmacia SS Annunziata is one of the oldest … read more …

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