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Our story begins in Padova, Italy, the ancient city in the Venetian area that has been home to organbuilders since the middle ages. By the 1700s, a unique school of organbuilding had emerged in Venice, founded by Pietro Nacchini and continued by Gaetano Callido and other famous successors. The unique characteristics of this organbuilding school

(Historical photos of the workshop that alternate in sequence from the archives of Fratelli Ruffatti) During the eighteenth century, a unique school of organbuilding emerged in Venice. Its special characteristics form the basis of the Ruffatti tradition. From Padova, the Italian city where our organbuilding activity began, we have traveled to six continents over the