A Medal History

The short film by Antonio Chiavacci “Una Storia da Medaglia” (A Medal History) won third prize at the national “Futuro Antico” (Antique Future) contest, promoted by the Unione Imprese Storiche Italiane (Association of Historical Italian Companies), which unites 45 Made in Italy companies, each more than one hundred years old, from 7 different regions of Italy.

Through the words of Chiara and Giovanna Montauti and “Master of Work” Mario Rinaldi, the short film recounts the story of the historical company, Picchiani & Barlacchi, the challenges, the difficulties faced and the large projects that have marked their journey.

Tradition, quality, beautiful things, style: even if there have been difficult times, everything can be overcome with these principles.

The short film by director Giuseppe Ferlito entitled “Signum. La storia di un marchio” (The history of a brand) about Torrini 1369 in Florence, the most ancient family of goldsmiths in the world, won first prize, while the film “Pasta Amara” (Bitter Pasta) by Ivano Fachin, dedicated to the brand Antica Dolceria Bonajuto di Modica (Ragusa), won second place.

Bruno Barlacchi, Founding President of the Vespa Club of Florence

On May 15th the Vespa Club of Florence celebrates it’s 50th anniversary. This anniversary is especially important to us at Picchiani e Barlacchi, because our own namesake Bruno Barlacchi was the founding president, inaugurating the Vespa Club of Florence in 1966 at the Chalet dei Tigli. Picchiani e Barlacchi and the Vespa Club of Florence […]

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100 Years of Targa Florio

For 99 years, Picchiani & Barlacchi has cast the trophy award for the most popular Italian automobile race in the world, conceived by Vincenzo Florio, a wealthy man from Palermo, who in 1905 revealed his ambitious project to his dear friend Henry Desgrange, director of the Parisian publication “L’Auto”: a single track race, uniting both […]

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