August 27, 2021
RIP to one of country’s most famed vinyl aficionados, with the largest reggae collection in Italy.
Venetian record collector and gelateria owner Carlo Pistacchi has died, reports Italy24 News.
Read more: Inside Carlo Pistacchi’s record collection
Pistacchi bought his Alaska gelateria from a friend in 1987; while he originally wasn’t drawn to the idea, he felt the red, yellow, and green cone felt like a sign, given his music affinities.
A devoted reggae fan, images of Bob Marley, Haile Selassie, and gig posters adorned the shop.
His legendary record collection was one of the largest in italy, with a total of 26,000 records spanning reggae, jazz, classical, opera, rock, funk, and pop.
Pistacchi died on Tuesday 24th August, having been ill with undisclosed health reasons for an extended period of time.
Photo by: Silvia Gin