rational combines German practicality with Italian sensuality. Based in Melle / East Westphalia, but producing out of Majano / Italy, we feel it‘s now time for a brief factcheck.


Country: Italy
Region: Friaul-Giulia Venezia
Height: 170 m
Area: 28.16 km2
Inhabitants: approx. 6000
Patron saint: Peter and Paul

Lorenzo Buffon, a cousin of the grandfather of the famous Italian national goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, heralds from Majano.


Country: Germany
Region: Lower Saxony
Height: 76 m
Area: 254 km2
Inhabitants: approx. 47000

Melle has a football-link too! The sports reporter and presenter, Tom Bartles, took his „Abitur“ (A-levels) at Melle‘s Grammar School back in 1985. He also became known for his commentary on the final of the 2014 FIFA World Cup between Germany and Argentina.

We don‘t have to look far to find that we have much more in common than we think!