One of the pure joys in pipe smoking is the Ardor pipe, and it is surely one of the finest, yet at the same time, most affordable Italian pipes on the marketplace today. Ardor is the invention of the Rovera family, and its origins begin in Varese, Italy in 1911. The attention to detail and fine craftsmanship that you would expect to see in a high quality pipe are all present in the Ardor. These pipes come in 150 shapes and are principally carved by father Dorelio Rovera and his son Damiano. Finish may vary slightly.