Circus Orfei in Italy

Circus Orfei

Opened for public1825
Country Italy


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Circus Orfei, Italy , was founded in 1825, opened for public in 1825.

Comments / picturesFerdinando Orfe had 6 sons from his wife Maria Torri (Veca): Enrico, Orfeo, Vittoria, Paolo, Giocanna and Cecilia.

Paolo, married twice and had 5 sons from his first wife Ersilia Rizzoli: Riccardo (called Bigdon, 1908-1942), Paolo II, Paride (called Pippo, 1909-1956), Miranda, (1913-1988), Irma, born in 1916.

Riccardo Orfei (1908-1942) married Violetta Arata. Their daughter Moria founded Circo Moira Orfei 1960.

Paolo II Pai married Ersilia, and they had among other children the son Orlando Orfei (1920-2015), who founded Circo Orlando Orfei in Italy 1968 and Tivoli Park da Lago in 1972. Orlando married Herta Herling and lived most of his life in Brazil. They had the children Alberto, Viviane, Mário, Maurizia, Isabella and Gabriela Orfei. Circo Orlando Orfei closed down in Brazil 2006.

Paride (clown Pippo) married Alba Farini, they have children Nando Orfei, Liana Orfei and Rinaldo Orfei who founded Circo Rinaldo Orfei.

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Koehl, Dan (2023). Circus Orfei, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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