1964 - Confectioner’s at Turin
The history of Maina is, first of all, the story of two families: Di Gennaro, from southern Italian region Puglia, and Brandani, from Tuscany. In the mid-50s, in the economic boom, the first emigrated from the province of Foggia to Turin, in search of work and better prospects. Here, in 1964, it took over the small confectionery shop called Maina, where, thanks to the experience and skill of its pastry chefs, lots of delicacies were daily baked: sponge cakes, croissants, Amaretto biscuits, lady fingers and Panettone.
Few years later, destinies of the Di Gennaro family intersected with those of the Brandani one, who joined the activity.