Via Gambalera 168, Spinetta Marengo - Map
It takes 52 steps, seven weeks, 40 handmade processes: that’s how the Borsalino hats have been created for the past 163 years in Spinetta Marenco, on the outskirts of Alessandria. The real Borsalinos, those made immortal by cinema screens, will come alive before the eyes of ApritiModa visitors on 24 and 25 October. From the manufacture to the museum – which traces the history of the maison with wooden molds, prototypes, the old Chippendale-style wardrobes made by Arnaldo Gardella in the 1920s and over 2,000 hats – to the first boutique, established in 1925.
Via Gambalera 168, 15122 Spinetta Marengo AL