This year is La Veneziana's 26th year Anniversary in South Africa
It is now 138 years ago that my Great Grand Father, Bortolo Belfi left Italy to find new opportunities in Germany, Europe and made his first ice cream there. I left the Netherlands in 1994 seeking new opportunities and my chosen country was South Africa. Our 26 years in South Africa has been an amazing ride so far.
My wife and I managed together with our staff to build our company from nothing to one of the largest ice cream factories in the country. Unbelievable, but here we are doing what we love most - making ice cream.
2019 did not only mark our 25th Anniversary in South Africa, it was also the year we welcomed Luca Belfi, our eldest son, who finished his Business Degree and decided to join the business, making him the 5th generation ice cream maker in our family. We as parents are obviously super proud as we are continuing the legacy of La Veneziana that started in 1882, 138 years ago. - Miguel Belfi
We hope you will enjoy our ice cream as much as Bortolo Belfi did.