Kara Van Petrol was founded in Florence in 1979 by Alberto Alberti and Rossella Strippoli.

The name has been inspired by “Caravan Petrol”, a song from the famous Neapolitan singer Renato Carosone. Both Alberto and Rossella wanted to recall and to homage their southern origins to which they are very attached.

Each bag is entirely handmade, with the best vegetable tanned vachetta leather. The characteristic of this type of leather is that it is designed to age with time, so it will go a dark brown shade over the years and with the use.

The Kara Van Petrol collection is entirely designed and realized by Alberto and Rossella.


Birthplace of the Renaissance, Tuscany is known for its strong cultural heritage and picturesque landscapes. Tuscany is actually the 2nd most popular tourist destination in Italy.

It is a vital agricultural region, specializing in cereals, olives, and grapes. In fact, it’s home to one of the world’s most prestigious wine areas, specifically Chianti. The region also has a number of thriving sectors including: mining, textile, artisan, and pharmaceutical.

Florence is the region’s crown jewel, but tourists also flock to Pisa, Siena, and Lucca. The rolling hills of Val d’Orcia, glamorous coast of Versilia, and hidden gems of Giglio Island also make Tuscany an internationally-beloved destination.

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