Aldo Velani High Quality Briar Pipes made in the Old World European Tradition in Livorno, Italy, for the USA market by Cesare Barontini. In 1890 Turildo Barontini opened a factory for the production of briar. In 1925 his son Bruno began to produce the first pipes. Cesare Barontini, son of Bruno, started direction of the factory in 1955, and still runs it together with his daughters Barbara and Silvia. Aldo Velani does not describe an Italian pipe house but a specific line of pipes. Lane Limited spokesman Frank Blews once described Velani's stylish, intrinsically Italian designs as "Billiards with more ball, bulldogs with more jaw." We offer a variety of shapes in different finishes at a great value.