The feats of Francesco Cirio @ Mercato di Porta Palazzo - Piazza Repubblica

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The feats of Francesco Cirio

On the tombstone of Francesco Cirio is written that "with initiating faith, with arduous energy / between joys and sorrows / aroused / victorious fortunes for Italian farmers / teaching new trades, new ways, new markets". In 1867, starting from a market stall and a warehouse in Borgo Dora, he managed to store in tin cans vegetables and fruits, by applying a French method but by deriving an innovative way of selling the packaged foods now affirmed worldwide, building an empire that few associate with Turin.

Tombstone of Francesco Cirio, Piazza della Repubblica 24.

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