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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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 […]

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