Italian craftsmanship, objects and jewelery

One of the oldest family-run stores in the world

Our history 1893-1941
The founder of the present store site in Stresa, has been in the far 1893 Giovanni Pessano. Drawer and creator of artistic objects in gold and silver, could inspire the work of artisans and silversmiths, producing rare refined taste objects. For a few years he had prepared a "commercial shop window" in Milan to be able to be in contact with the town customers and for best coordinate the artisans' work. Pessano had also opened a store in Bordighera, famous turist resort of the Ligurian Coast, where he was developping the commericial activity in the winter period. Bordighera, as well as Stresa to the first of '900, were frequented by the nobility and by the piedmontese and lombard rich middle classes.
Our history 1941-1977
Pessano's son Umberto after taking his diploma in accounting, decided to keep up his father's commercial activity showing the same artistic and entrepreneurial attitude. When his father Giovanni died in 1941, he became the owner of the firm with the precious help of his wife Luisa, Luigi Forlano's daughter, one of the earlier eleven promoters and players of the Football Team Juventus. The store in Bordighera was sold in order to better devote to the activity in Stresa. Here, the Royal House of Savoia had a Summer residence: Villa Ducale. Queen Margherita and other aristocratic families, chose Pessano's store for their shopping. Umberto, as his father, revealed to have a real turn for artistic designs and he specialized in the creation of silver objects completely handmade by clever artisans. That is why in 1903, the Royal House granted to Pessano the very valued patent of Supplier of the Royal House of Savoia.
After 1977
Then there was the gloomy years of the Second World War and of the rebuilding, but Umberto could lead the firm adapting the offer to the different and various market trends. In the 70s the "Core Business" was the thematic collecting of elephants, turtles, little, frogs, owls, handbells, small boxes, etc, in different materials. In 1977, Giovanni, the founder's homonymous nephew, and his wife Pinuccia devoted and still they do to the selection of exclusive and creative objects, also taking care of the silver sector. Today Pessano store is to discover for its original objects and jewellery suitable to be exceptional presents of top quality at reasonnable price. Numerous Customers still turn for the originality of the items, for the kindness and competence, acquired through four generations. The organisation makes Pessano store equipped to send on request every article all over the world.
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Book your videocall

From the comfort of your home, you can book a video call thus having the opportunity to choose items without having to go to the store, visiting us virtually, waiting to see you in person.

The objects chosen can be collected at our shop or sent to your address.

Our staff speaks Italian, English and French, and is available on the most common video calling platforms.

Book your meeting

A holiday is made to relax, enjoy the natural and artistic beauties, and to discover unique and original products such as those that Pessano can offer.

Your curiosity is great but are you tired after a full day of hiking?

We come to you to show the best products of Italian craftsmanship directly in your hotel.

Our staff is available to fix an appointment in order to allow you to choose and buy all our items without going to the store.

Create your wishlist

You can create your own personalized, mixed or thematic wishlist, free of charge for both you and buyers.

You will be able to receive gifts that reflect your wishes and interests, and your friends will know immediately which gifts you like best.

Corporate gifts & special events

As any good entrepreneur knows, employees are the engine, suppliers are the means, customers are the reward for every company.

Corporate gifts and gifts for celebratory events are one of the truest cohesion tools between the company and its most important professional figures.

Pessano offers original, unique, made in Italy, quality artisan gifts that have nothing to envy to the big brands.

You can choose us both for your anniversaries or special and celebratory events, and for your corporate celebrations such as conventions and meetings.


Pessano – Italian Style since 1893
Artistic Objects & Jewellery

Piazza Marconi, 2
28838 Stresa VB