E. Dal Monico

A history of traditions, passion and innovation lasting 132 years, in the very heart of Vicenza.

Everything starts when Ermenegildo Dal Monico, in the year 1888, opens an engraving shop.
Thanks to his intuition, ability, and even the “magic” of the location (behind the Basilica Palladiana central arch), in a few years Ermenegildo won a golden medal at Esposizione Artistica Industriale di Vicenza and a silver medal at Esposizione Operaria Italiana di Torino.
The business grows over the years and, by the end of last century, the company starts producing metal and rubber stamps, enamelled cloisonné medals together with stamps and minting for gold bars.

Research and development bring the company to specialize
in engravings for the industrial field.
After the 60ies, a second branch of the company is opened
at Castelnovo di Isola Vicentina.

Know-how, passion, a strong focus on customers coming from different industries (automotive, nautical, etc…), the ability to realize complex productions make the company a reference point both
in Italy and abroad.

Table dated 1800 used by goldsmiths.

The Camera di Commercio di Vicenza gives the prestigious recognition “Omaggio al Lavoro e al Progresso Economico” after 130 years of activity in the engraving field.

Plaque given to Ermenegildo dal Monico in 1888 during “Esposizione Artistica Industriale” di Vicenza.

Stamp dated 1950 used for engraving.


Tribute to the “historical shop”, today administrative headquarter of E. Dal Monico.

How the insight of a single person effected five generations
by creating a long-lasting family tradition.
An ancient workshop recognized by every citizen as integral part
of Vicenza.

Tradition and innovation: 5 generations united by the same ability
to tailor-make their own work according to specific customer’ needs.

A magic place where you can breathe history, arts and culture scrolling over the centuries.

The first floor of the old E Dal Monico shop – see window with lights on – was used as a workshop by the architect Andrea Palladio.
Just under the window– see picture 1 and 2– were found some drawings that might actually belong to Andrea Palladio.
Let’s say, we love Italian well doing!

E. Dal Monico
Piazza dei Signori, 42,
36100 Vicenza VI

Forth and fifth generation: Bruno Dal Monico and Alice Dal Monico.

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