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The ancient workshop Di Giorgio is located in the district Trastevere, in a charming little street where you’ll be welcome by intense and warm lighting. Since more than a century Di Giorgio is the benchmark for fine candles destined to liturgical use, interesting objects for indoor and outdoor decoration, or even just to give a present that at its inception, was a crucial tool. In 1928 Giuseppe, Salvatore and Angelo kicked off the first expansion and started working with their father by inaugurating a real artisan establishment, i.e. "Cereria Pontificia Di Giorgio e Figli": the proud boast of this great workshop was the "pontifical provider" title, awarded with official appointment by the Vatican.
In 1950 the liturgical lamp had been patented by the Di Giorgio family: it’s a candle burning before the Blessed Sacrament without shutting down for a week - a breakthrough in that period - so it was commended by Pope Pius XII and approved by the Sacred Ecclesiastical Departments. The meticulous professionalism enabled the family Di Giorgio to expand the range of products that, by exclusively liturgical use, today are also for domestic and ornamental use. At the head of this new expansion there is the third generation, led by Lamberto and Pierluigi.
The Cereria Di Giorgio, in addition to its production, also cooperates with prestigious brands and creates customized products, extraordinary candles for events, film productions and as promotional material or gadgets. The active cooperation with successful artists is also remarkable: the candle shop provides them raw materials to create wax artworks and installations. A nice curiosity: in 1970 the Cereria patented the candle that has distinguished the cake cutting time for those who are born in the Seventies, do you remember? It's called Stoppina and it’s the famous lighting up by itself after the first puff. Nowadays is still the most used in candle birthday parties.