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Our heritage

The company began as a little bakery run by the Borio family in the province of Imperia in the early 70's. The business grew over the following 30 years, opening a further 2 bakeries in the area.

In 2002 the sons decided to open the new company "I Pani" in the village of Dolcedo. Initially producing the “Ciappe”, officially recognized in more recent years as a "typical Ligurian regional product". Later on the toasted production line was also introduced, with the "Bruschetta" handmade in a small laboratory, and some time later it was added also the traditional regional product "crunchy Ligurian Focaccia".

In 2003 for the first time I Pani took part in the "Fancy Food Show" in New York and won the "Best Baked Product Award" with the "Bruschetta". In 2005 I Pani entered the UK market, which meant an improvement of quality and safety processes in all business areas, which has been the main company’s focus ever since.

In 2010 I Pani moved to a new, larger warehouse in Chiusavecchia to better respond to the continuosly increasing demands of the international market. In 2022 a new transfer took the company to Dolceacqua, a guarantee of better expansion and growth.

Today I Pani combines large-scale production with traditional recipes, genuine ingredients, craftsmanship and quality products, in line with the family's expertise in baking for over 40 years.


Our location

I Pani is located in the inland of Liguria, a thin region in the northwestern part of Italy, home to fine quality “Made in Italy” products such as extra virgin olive oil, basil, pesto and many other typical specialties.

Following the gentle curves of the hills, you reach Dolceacqua, a picturesque village surrounded by vineyards and olive trees and home to the castle and the medieval stone bridge that have enchanted even Monet as an inspiration for his canvases.

Just beyond Dolceacqua you will find I Pani’s new factory, which also stands on historical grounds as beyond the walls of the new offices there are the ruins of the ancient paper mill owned by the

 “Signoria Doria” and which date back to the 14th and 15th centuries.

The combined heritage of this location and the company’s history create a perfect place to revive and rediscover tradition through the flavor of our products.