tradition, craftsmanship, quality and rich cultural heritage

since 1961

Small family manufactory in the Italian province

If there was a recipe for creating the perfect shoe brand, it would start with these words. They are the foundations for the success of Principe di Bologna.

Carefully preserving all these components, the founders of the manufacture Ulderico and Quinto Pistonezi shared their love of footwear production with younger generation - Rocco and Eusebio, sons of Ulderico.

Become older the brothers Rocco and Eusebio joined their father’s and uncle’s manufacture. At that time a small factory of 15 people accepted its first large order for the production of 2,000 pairs of classic men's shoes. None of the employees were embarrassed by the fact that to be in time- they had to be in production almost 24/7.

The perfect quality and appearance of the goods was the only priority and a matter of honor for the Pistonezi family. Such dedication to principles and professionalism brought the brand a well-deserved fame, which made it possible to expand the range and produce collections of both men's and women's shoes.

Inspired by the music and cinema of the 80s of the last century, the passion which the brothers along with the factory got from their father- retained the laconic and sophisticated style of Principe di Bologna. It easily combines the external simplicity, unrivalled of craftsmanship and design, which are appreciable in the finish and constructions details.

In 2017 the brand has been acquired by a swiss company NGH Trading, that is now focused on developing the brand, creating collections and improving production.

Today the Principe di Bologna style is a harmonious interpretation of the workmanship, a large assortment of the models are made of premium quality materials, and the seasonal trends.

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