Mario Talarico is one of the oldest handicraft firms in Naples.This third-generation company has been providing handcrafted, exquisite umbrellas to gentlemen since the 19th Century from Naples. Today, Mario Talarico with his nephew Mario Talarico Jr, follows in the footsteps of three generations of expert craftsmen, keeping alive the art of umbrella-making and continuing to manufacture his products entirely and strictly by hand, in full accordance with the techniques handed down to him through generations.
What separates Talarico apart from the few other artisans making handmade umbrellas is that he forges all of his canes himself. The standards that go into selecting his umbrella canes is without parallel. Each is totally unique and preserves the natural characteristics of the wood. Talarico is also the only umbrella maker to make solid-stick, single-piece umbrellas with completely unshaven shafts. These umbrellas are truly artisan-made and completely handcrafted.