Bergamo, Italy

I spent the first half of this week in Bergamo, Italy, visiting a plastics manufacturer named Acerbis. I had previously only stopped by Bergamo on my way to Milan, and I must say that I was impressed by what Bergamo had to offer. The city has this totally european/Italian vibe to it. Pizza shops closed all afternoon until 7pm, cobblestone streets, granite buildings all around. Our flat was on the 4th floor with a great view of…well, other roofs nearby. But with ceramic roof tiles and that Italian feel to it.

Anyway, the goal was to visit Acerbis located some 30km away in a small town of Albino. The company, as it turns out, is named after its founder, Franco Acerbis. It was founded in 1975 if I remember correctly, but all these years later, with huge profits and a success story to boot, we actually met Mr. Franco Acerbis while walking through the offices. It just underlined the class and passion of the company when I saw a multimillionaire owner still coming to work every day. And that is after all their motto, “Soul and Passion”.

Here are a few photos from that trip.

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