Taste and creativity - Italian style

Vintage mania

how the Sammontana brand came into being


A story made up not only of products, but which also narrates the forward-looking choices made by the company and the care taken in choosing a precise communication style - one which has always been lively and typically Italian, conveying a joyful direct happy image.

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The legendary Barattolino

During the 1950s Barattolino started an Italian revolution when it became the first ice cream to be available in a family-size pack, innovating in a period in which fridge-freezers were just starting to be found in Italian homes. Today it can be found in 17 different flavours and has become a symbol of ice cream in Italy.

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The story of the gelato cone

Who invented the gelato cone? An Italian, obviously: Italo Marchioni, an ice-cream maker from the Marches who had emigrated to the United States in 1903, used to sell his sorbets to passers-by. Initially, he served them wrapped in a sheet of paper folded into a cone shape, but later this paper cone became a biscuit cone. Sammontana is proud to have followed in this talented Italian's footsteps by enhancing the gelato with all the fragrant tastiness to be found in the Cinque Stelle range.

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The story of the Coppa Oro

A great classic in Italian ice-cream history. Coppa Oro was first launched in the 60s and was based on a simple but clever idea. It offered a totally delectable gelato in a small size. Over the years, much time and energy have been invested to gain insight into tastes and trends; the containers have changed, but top-quality ingredients are one priority that will always stay the same.

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Those were the good times when Riccio or Bonbarà were around! And who can still remember the legendary Coppa Golosa? Browse the Sammontana product signboards and relive the tasty best of our great Italian summers.