Bruno Barbieri set up home in Voghera in 1977 to begin a new chapter of his life. He had spent the last 20 years in Milan and Cuneo, learning the craft of candying. But he was ready for bigger and better things – he was ready to make a name for himself. With a dedication to the traditional jam and Mostarda of his hometown, and a passion for the sweet, fresh fruits grown nearby on the hills of Lombardy, Bruno founded Pianetta di Barbieri. Almost overnight, they became renowned across Italy for their jam – combining centuries of traditions to preserve all the flavours of the natural world around them.