The distillery was founded by Giovanni Rapa, a man of many interests and talents, in 1880 in Valle Cervo, where it is still located today. Its main product was and is the original black cherry ratafià of Andorno, one of the oldest and most characteristic liquors of Piedmont. In addition to black cherry ratafià, the distillery also produces, faithfully following the old recipes of Giovanni Rapa, walnut, juniper and apricot ratafià, bitters, herbal liqueurs such Genepy and Certosa, flavoured grappas, and traditional Piedmont liqueurs such as Persico.
Antique or ultramodern fireplaces, in marble, wood, cast iron and stone, electric, gas or alcohol-fueled, just steps away from the San Lorenzo Columns. Now run by the founding family’s fourth-generation members, the business was started in the late 1800s. Today, Giuseppe Vigorelli, his wife Marisa, the daughter Barbara and the son Federico welcome customers from […]
MilanoMiscellaneous and curios
After years of experience in television and film, and later in collaboration with major directors and directors of photography, Luca Riccioni opened Kinoki Studio in 1994, in Civitavecchia. Specializing in corporate and ceremony photography, he simultaneously pursued these two sectors with his own way of seeing, recounting factories, people, objects, but also stories. Since the […]
Civitavecchia (RM)Miscellaneous and curios
It all began in 1980 with Franco Chiesi, master miniaturist, who opened his workshop-laboratory in Florence. A family passion for art, so much so that his daughter Fulvia became a teacher of painting on wood and restoration, and then decided to follow in her father’s footsteps and devote herself to the ancient medieval art of […]
FirenzeMiscellaneous and curios
For more than 30 years Mariaelisa Leboroni has been using the woodcut technique, an art born in China three thousand years ago and that continues to live on in the Perugia workshop. In the artistic print studio original prints, books, stationery and games are made as well as bookplates, engraved on wood, printed with old […]