Franco Rossi, with the firm Il Ceppo, continues the long tradition of pipe artisans in the Marche region.
Rossi took over Il Ceppo in 1995 from Giorgio Imperatori.
He had previously collaborated with Bruto Sordini (Don Carlos) and Giancarlo Guidi (Ser Jacopo), while maintaining a style traceable to the Marche school, but introduced distinctive new elements.
Rossi, together with his sister, produces about 1,500 pipes a year, with much of the production being exported. Having had the good fortune to know him, it can be said that Rossi's pipes are an expression of his personality, that is, reserved but sincere and enduring pipes.