Originally from Canale d’Agordo and from the same family as Pope John Paul I, Luigi, Sante and Giovanni Luciani are the founding brothers of the notable Pedavena Brewery. They began the construction of their new brewery in 1896.
The next year beer production began, and with the brewery in full swing, they added a Tyrolean chalet next to the brewery. It was a small wooden building where guests were welcomed and had the chance to taste the Pedavena beer.
In 1937, the brewery buildings were renovated and new reception and tasting areas were created to accommodate the rise in visitor numbers.
This is the short version of the Pedavena Brewery’s history, which is visited by thousands of guests every year. Since 1998, it has been managed with care and dedication by Lionello Gorza and his family. In these last 15 years, the whole establishment has continued to improve and flourish.