The Paronelli brand gathers within itself a family passion that was born in 1945 with Jean Marie Alberto Paronelli who designed and created italian briar pipes.
The ideas and canons of the founder have been handed down from generation to generation. Ariberto Paronelli, who now leads the company, carries on the work started by the founder with passion and dedication, designing and creating classic models with a modern twist. Ariberto also works on commission. For Paronelli family the pipe is a matter of heart.
We place great importance on the "preparation of the briar blocks".
The briar is cultivated, under the supervision of Ariberto, in the best geographical areas of Italy (Calabria and Sardinia).
This root is extracted from the soil when the plant is at rest and therefore lymph-free (which would make the smoke bitter).
Boiling is extremely important. It is made to stabilize and purify the briar root (growing under the ground it absorbs the mineral salts and tannins present in the soil).
Once this process is complete, the individual plates are dried and cured. This process can vary from 2 to 5 years. We are able to produce pipes made with briar from the minimum maturation period of almost 70 years (plates prepared by the founder J.M. ALBERTO PARONELLI in 1945).
Thanks to this strict discipline we are able to get a good pipe right from the first smoke.
The Paronelli family is also the owner of the first Italian pipe museum based in Gavirate (VA). The largest collection of pipes in the world. In the 9 rooms of the museum there are over 30000 exhibits from all over the world.
The museum has been a reference point for all enthusiasts for over 50 years. Always at the museum, the Paronelli family organizes every year the ITALIAN PIPE SHOW (www.italianpipeshow.com) which attracts smokers, collectors and onlookers from all over the world.
Paronelli Pipe from 1945 deals with the production and sale of handmade briar pipes. Access the online store categories to choose and receive your new pipe directly at your home.