Mr. Lallo – called like this from an early age – took over the shop in 1958.
A few months later, he bought some land in Tolfa to breed pigs and boars in a wild state, and in Tarquinia to grow wheat.
His son Adolfo says that his father was a an excellent trader since he was a child. It is said that in the war period Lallo, who at that time was just a little older than a child, borrowed seventy thousand Liras from his mother to plant onions. Once collected, they were used by him as bargaining chip with the Anglo-American troops. The soldiers, who were greedy, crazy for onions, willingly exchanged them with cigarettes and American chocolate bars.
Now Adolfo is running the family business on his own. Hams and salamis are still seasoned according to his family’s tradition.