In the last years of the 19th century, the foundations were laid for what would later become Ottica Dragoni, a commercial activity, but also the result of a philosophy of life, work and progress.
In the twentieth century, an age of evolution and change, the work of opticians is increasingly required by society, therefore it perfects and develops, even if mechanization is still far away and the manufacturing is almost still artisanal.
Despite two World Wars, the tenacity of the founders managed to consolidate the positions achieved, transmitting the passion and love for the art of optics in the DNA of the heirs.
Four generations have followed one another making fundamental contributions to the development of the company, however the moment of epochal turning point came in the immediate post-war period thanks to the intelligence, competence and strong personality of Mrs. Adele Dragoni.
The innovations introduced in this period set the standard in the field of optics from Terni, considerably ahead of the times in terms of care for the processing of materials and in the relationship with the customer. The expansion of the commercial activity began right from the heart of the city of Terni, where the first shop is still located. In fact, it was at this time that the project for a real distribution chain began to take shape, also taking advantage of the opportunity favored by the development of shopping centres.