Cialda from Montecatini, the secret recipe of the Bargilli family

The Bargilli Cialda was born in 1936, when Orlando decided to take over a bakery in his hometown Montecatini Terme in Tuscany. Thanks to his intuition and inspiration, he personalised a traditional mid-European bisquit, creating a unique Tuscan wafer which enchants the palate. This genuine delicacy maintains it’s flavor and values thanks to artisanal production. The Bargilli family always places emphasis on the greatest care of quality. Therefore each piece of machinery and equipment used today has been carefully planned by Paolo Bargilli himself, having all made to his requirements by specialised technicians. Indicating how much the Original Bargilli Cialda has contributed to the fame of the thermal town Montecatini, the municipality has conferred upon the family Bargilli only the honour of impressing Montecatini’s coat-of-arms both on the Cialda and their packaging.

Bargilli…a small big family business

Bargilli’s shop in Montecatini is on the main avenue, Viale Verdi the commercial and thermal centre of the town . A wide selection of gift packs will encourage the buyer to make Montecatini’s cialde a pleasant and refined souvenir for friends. In 1996 the Bargilli family inaugurated it’s own production of artisan gelato with a shop situated in in Viale Grocco, close to the Thermal bath Leopoldine. Shapes and sizes of the Cialde were remodelled according to their use in the gelato shop. An elegant line of display cases was established to be displayed in full view in gelato outlets.


While still following the original recipe, the production procedure in Via Fermi, has been modernised guaranteeing high quality standards in accordance with recent laws regarding food products.


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