One of the pure joys in pipe smoking is the Ardor pipe, and it is surely one of the finest, yet at the same time, most affordable Italian pipes on the marketplace today. Ardor is the invention of the Rovera family, and its origins begin in Varese, Italy in 1911. Originally four brothers (Frederico, Carlo, Cornelio and Franscesco) started the company which would become known as Ardor, and produced many pipes that have become popular throughout Europe, and now, the United States.
The attention to detail and the fine craftsmanship that you would expect to see in a high quality pipe are all present in the Ardor. They are available in a number of lines including but not limited to, smooth & natural (Venere),carved (Meteora), and sandblasted(Sabbiata). Ardor pipes come in 150 shapes and are principally carved by father Dorelio Rovera and his son Damiano. The name "Ardor" is a combination of the initials of Dorelio Rovera's father Angelo Rovera "AR" and Dorelio himself "DOR". Don't See the Ardor you want, please let us know and we are glad to special order it for you.