Alberto has been making pipe for over 40 years, he does it his way at his speed. His pipes are have a distinctive look, indubitably Italian but like no others. He runs a small smoke shop in
Bologna, Italy, that is also the meeting place of the Bonfiglioli Pipe Club.
Alberto make no more than 100-200 pipes a year. All are hand made by him from sun dried hand selected Grecian briar -
that he has personally aged for 10-15 years. This accounts for their superb reputation as
great smokers. He also has the O.B.B. with 20-25 year old briar. You only have to read what GL Pease wrote on his blog to know what great smokers they are.
Every Bonfiglioli pipe has a Lucite stem and an interesting sleeve. Each pipe is stamped, "Bonfiglioli, Made in City of Bologna Italy", the shield of US "Route 66", because he traveled it as & is a great fan of the USA, a size stamp "XL" etc, "US Patent 93/803/348", & a grade stamp, URSUS , Black Angus etc.