Roland-Dallapè towards the future
On Tuesday, 14th September 2010 a historical decision was taken in the City of Stradella, Lombardia, Italy, between the multinational Japanese company Roland and one of the oldest accordion manufacturers in Italy, the company Dallapé.
Dallapé started production of accordions back in 1876, when founder Mariano Dallapé founded the accordion factory and started the production that has remained in family hands until today.
After 134 years of traditional and hand crafted production of the very finest accordions, due to various difficulties, the time has come for the factory to close their big and somehow impressive gates forever, at the end of 2010.
But history is and will always remain history and as such cannot and will not disappear.
Historical instruments, tools and parts of the factory will be found in the world of the Museum of Stradella where enthusiasts will be able to experience and appreciate – even for short moments – the atmosphere of the unrepeatable and unforgettable “ancient history Dallapé” during their short visit in… "it was once upon a time…."