Antonio Vallardi Editore
Acquired by the publishing group Mauri Spagnol in the 1990s, Vallardi first saw the light of day in Milan in 1750 when Francesco Cesare Vallardi and his company started to print books. Today it specialises in mainstream non-fiction, self-help titles, how-to manuals, foreign language grammars and dictionaries, publishing best-selling titles in each category. In recent years, Vallardi has stood out for its ability to introduce Italian readers to new bestselling writers including Marie Kondo, who penned The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up and Spark Joy, and Valter Longo, author of The Longevity Diet, the clinically proven, revolutionary programme to lose weight, fight disease, and live a longer, healthier life, which became a sensational international best-seller, with foreign rights sold in 13 countries. One of the leading Italian publishers in the field of foreign-language learning, Vallardi offers a wide range of educational material, textbooks, dictionaries and self-study books for all age groups.