At the beginning of the 1920s horses were replaced by the first engine-powered vehicles, and in 1925 the first lorry was bought. It had wooden benches for transporting people.
In 1930, the eldest son of Piramo, Radames Ricci, founded the company "Autolinee Fratelli Ricci" with a donation from his father in the sum of 10,000 Lira, the only clause being that the other three younger brothers - Romolo, Vito and the newborn Giuliano - would have to be involved in the business. This is how the purchase of the first coaches was funded, again to carry out the public service of transporting postal services and people.
This continued until 1940, when Second World War began, and which had a significant impact on the Ricci family. Romolo had to leave for Albania and the then Yugoslavia, to serve in the army as a driver at Army Command Headquarters; the other brother Vito, began a clandestine life as he did not share the political ideals of Fascism. Radames was also called to serve in the army at various different barracks in Italy. When German troops invaded Italy, further problems ensued - in 1943, 8 buses were requisitioned.
after the war
the third millennium
Today the operations continue with great success, thanks to the commitment shown by the new generations of the Ricci family. The collaboration with Mercedes also continues, as the main supplier of our vehicles, which are always at the cutting edge and in perfect maintenance condition. Ricci Autonoleggi works with some of the most important and prestigious tour operators in the world, with our modern, comfortable vehicles. Our staff, who are a huge asset to the company, are always available and has able to meet any client need.
Ricci Autonoleggi guarantees the highest safety standards, comfort and punctuality.