Italian Bowyers FAQ
Last-modified: December 12, 1997
Written by: Vittorio Brizzi <email@example.com>
Via Milazzo 18
40121 Bologna Italy
I am writing from Italy, and I am an outdoors writer and technical advisor of some Italian hunting magazines were I make
technical reports on bows, traditional and compounds on AMO standards.
If you want tecnical reports (draw plot, velocity, bow efficiency) on traditional bows of Italian bowmakers, I have some. I
also have technical reports on some American traditional bows. If you are interested in them, E-mail me.
These are adresses of GOOD Italian bowmakers: The "best" for me (and for the data computed) are Riccardo Annali, of
Vercelli; Danilo Rosini, of Bologna, Veriano Marchi of Roma, Maurizio Mazzantini of Pisa. (They build also excellent
I enclose in this section some technical test data on these bowmakers; If you want other information (graphics, force draw
curves, information on woods, prices, e-mail me and I can contact them (are all old friends of mine). If you want other
information on bowhunting, bowbuilding and the Italian way of archery, e-mail me!
Italian Traditional Bowmakers
(R=Recurves, L=Longbow; The data on speed are all referred at longbows of 66" reflex deflex, recurves 62" that I tested)
- Veriano Marchi (R,L)
note: he builds only with national wood. He is incredibly fine and his longbows make meat. (188 fps AMO dacron)
Via S. Straticò 9 00122 Roma Lido
- Riccardo Annali(R,L)
note: Fast (longbow-dacron-speed ab. 187 fps AMO)...and Cheap
Via Pascoli 3 28021 Borgomanero (No)
- Mazzantini Maurizio (R)
note: The fastest recurve (FastFlight) 210 fps AMO
Via di Sambucaia 25 56031 Bientina (Pisa)
- Wilmer Pozza (R,L)
(c/o Disport) Spin di Romano di Ezzelino
- Danilo Rosini(R,L)
note:the most beautiful italian bows (for me) and the fastest with dacron string (L = 190 fps AMO)
Via Petrarca 13 40136 Bologna
- Adriano Alberti (R,L)
via Matteotti 59 Bovisio Masciago (Mi)
- Mario Garbelli (R)
via Boccaccio 1, 20060 Vignate (Mi)
- Guglielmo Franchetto-Luigi Simoncelli (R,L)
Via Roma 223 Vedelago (Tv)
- Ivo Rota (R)
Via Franzi 25b 28021 Borgomanero (No)
- Roberto di Lorenzo (L)
Via Madonna di Pompei 112 74023 Grottaglie (TA)
Tel. 0831-339778 fax 099-8611274
The Best Primitive Bowmakers
- Alessio Cenni
(undoubtly the best) he makes incredibly fast Turkish composite bows.
Via A.Corelli 58 50127 Firenze
- Stefano Benini
Via Carlo Pisacane 10 44100 Ferrara
- Roberto Rillo
Via Barelli 14 24100 Bergamo
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