Our journey begins far away
For the category of commerce and for the city of Pordenone it was a symbol, a flag. Cav. Augusto Marini class 1908, tall skinny, white hair, severe bearing; for thirty years he had been president of the provincial Fit Tabaccai and of the Edicolanti syndicate of the right cutting, acquiring the task of bringing the merchant categories of the territory to the highest levels of efficiency with rigorous commitment.
It is the first of September 1913 when the compartmental inspectorate of Udine issues the license for the sale of monopoly goods and trade n ° 10 in Pordenone, the shop was then a point of reference the Largo S. Giovanni also called Largo Don Bosco for the nearby presence of the Salesian college.
Un mestiere di altri tempi
After the death of Aleandro Marini, the resale was managed by his wife Dosolina and in 1934, the 12th year of the fascist era, the license was assigned to Augusto Marini in the 25s. Very strict were the duties imposed by the general direction of the Ministry of Monopolies and of Finance, for example to always keep the shop open on public holidays, seven days a week with doffing at five in the morning for the distribution and sale of printed paper.
The whole family has a strong impact on the development of the commercial enterprise, his wife Bruna Sacilotto with his five sons Eleonora, Antonietta, Ines, Maria and the only son Aleandro jr. right arm and essential figure of the shop where, from the age of ten, he collaborates and learns the craft of tobacconist. “I am extremely grateful to him”, recalls Aleandro, because he passed on to me the art and culture of work as a merchant.
Tradition and innovation
Growing up and spending most of the day in the shop, his son Aleandro, having reached the age and adequate experience, leads and manages the company for thirty years together with his wife Anna, continuing the hard work until the early 2000s where the historic building of family is demolished and restored. Aleandro and Anna follow and meticulously plan the local renewal works in a historical period of evolution and socio-cultural development where the tobacconists have taken the great path of computerization with games, lotteries and servants to the citizen.
However, despite the great expansion of technology and computerization of retail outlets, the Tabaccheria Marini always presents a classic and refined taste with large external windows that highlight the pleasure of presenting the accessories for slow smoking and leather goods at the sale; the gift item along with the best selections of pipe tobacco and cigars of every origin and format represent the prestige of the place. From 2013 the baton passes into the hands of his son Stefano, flanked by his wife Patrizia, committed as it was for their parents in the task of proceeding with the tradition of rigorous and impeccable professionalism as it was from grandfather to the third generation.