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The symbol of your institution impressed in the decoration performed to perfection
Since 1902, Picchiani e Barlacchi has been producing decorations according to the tradition of Florence, the most famous city of art and culture in the world.

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We have dedicated more than a century to the manufacture of metal and to the creation of decorations, crests, artistic and commemorative medals and to many other products that have represented the Made in Italy excellence throughout the world.

320,000 MINTS

Our archive contains commissions from individuals, companies, representatives of religious and secular associations and from important offices of the State.


Artists of international fame have designed for Picchiani e Barlacchi such as Pietro Annigoni, Mario Moschi, Laura Cretara, Onofrio Pepe, Sergio Benvenuti, Alberto Inglesi and many others.




Do you want to give an item that members of your organisation can show off with pride?

A decoration is a prestigious recognition, or a symbol of the spirit of belonging to an organisation.

To adequately represent the history and prestige of the institution of which you are a part, Picchiani and Barlacchi puts at your disposal the mastery of many artists and sculptors and the heritage of the best Florentine engravers, printers and artisans who have been creating unique works for over 110 years.

Thanks to our experience you have the security of giving members or fellow soldiers an enduring and valuable object to show off with pride.

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What will they think of the institution you represent or of your military body if the decoration you give is without value or meaning?

The widespread use of substandard materials and of rough and ready (as well as standardised) processing conditions the final result which can in fact turn out to be quite mediocre, strongly impacting on your image and undermining the occasion that is being celebrated.

By choosing a cheap, low-quality decoration you run the risk of these items being thrown away or being shut away in a drawer after just a few days.

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To give credit to the history and prestige of your institution invest in a valuable object that lasts forever.

Since 1902, Picchiani e Barlacchi has been creating unique decorations according to the family tradition, guaranteeing an impeccable result that exceeds even the most stringent of expectations.

Engravers, designers, printers, galvanic finishers and many other professionals unceasingly work raw materials to honour institutions and military bodies and to create objects that represent the authoritativeness and the spirit of belonging of the wearer.

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Florence is the most famous city of art in the world, cradle of the Renaissance and still today a land rich in culture, tradition and craftsmanship.

Workers have always found fertile ground in this city to develop and promote excellence and professionalism and this was also the case for Picchiani e Barlacchi that since 1896 has continued its activity almost unaltered.

Since the official foundation of the company in 1902:

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We believe in tradition, on which our company is based.

For this reason we are against any form of improvisation: our products are not pieces of metal, but immortal objects to preserve an important memory over time and as such they must be created to a professional standard.

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We believe in Made in Italy, a precious resource of our country envied throughout the rest of the world.

We despise any attempt at imitation and any form of homologation that degrades the history of our country, the creative scope of our artists and craftsmen and the excellence of our products.

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We firmly believe in quality.

This is why we avoid standardising and flattening our products, even when the operation would have an economic advantage. In no case do we cut corners on attention to detail or the perfection of the final product.

This is our philosophy; these are the values that guide every stage of working of our products, from the conception of the design to the finishing and quality control.


The Picchiani e Barlacchi method

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Call us now to discuss your needs and to receive an artist’s drawing of your Decoration for free.

Our drawings are protected by copyright and you can only have them made through Picchiani e Barlacchi. We assure you that they will never be sold to third parties and will be for your exclusive use.
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Since the foundation of Picchiani e Barlacchi in 1902 more than 110 years have passed: over a century of culture and art embodied in artistic and commemorative medals, plaques, crests, trophies and many other objects that recall indelible events at local, national and international level.

From anniversaries to institutional occasions, from the celebration of corporate goals to sporting events and including news events: in the endless archive of our historical company with a strictly family tradition we recognise in metal the features that have marked the history of our country. Learn more about the medals and objects that have made the history of our country and about our own history.


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How long will it take to receive my decoration?

The working process, from the design of the project to the casting and finishing, requires the respecting of precise times. This is not a standardised process, but a true work that requires the mastery and meticulous attention of each person involved.

Once the design is approved, it takes approximately 30 days of actual work to create for you an excellent decoration that represents the history and prestige of your institution.

How much can a decoration cost?

How can I be sure of the end result?

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Contact us now to discuss your needs and to receive an artist’s drawing of your medal for free.