18世紀中期，在蘭多菲家族第一代名師卡羅·費迪南多·蘭多菲（Carlo Ferdinando Landolfi, c.1710-1784）與製琴巨匠瓜達尼尼（G. B. Guadagnini）的帶領下，米蘭製琴業再度騰飛。卡羅的樂器獨樹一幟，融合了多樣的藝術風格。早期模型與泰斯托雷（P. A. Testore）相近，采用大膽飽滿的琴板弧度，音孔則呈現出類似施泰納（Stainer）的德國樣式。後期樂器納入瓜達尼尼風格，包括濃郁的紅色油漆、對琴板弧度的改進及整體藝術感的提升，大提琴製作更是尤為相似。瓜達尼尼與卡羅·蘭多菲的藝術關聯，亦有可能是一種雙向影響與啟發。卡羅之子彼得羅·安東尼奧·蘭多菲（Pietro Antonio Landolfi, c.1730-1795）繼承了家族工藝，其琴板弧度更高，琴形近似阿瑪蒂模型，藝術表現誇張粗獷，與同為卡羅學徒的曼特加紮（P. G. Mantegazza）共同引領米蘭學派邁向新的征程。
In the middle of the 18th century, Milan’s violin making industry was revived under the leadership of Carlo Ferdinando Landolfi (c.1710-1784) and Giovanni Battista Guadagnini. Carlo’s individual style merges idiosyncrasies of various sources. In his early stage, Carlo adopted Paolo Antonio Testore’s models, in particular the bold, full arching, while his Stainer-like soundholes reveal the influence of Germanic making. Guadagnini’s style seems to be imprinted on Carlo’s later work, including the rich red varnish, modification of the arching and improvement of the artistic appeal, and their cellos in particular demonstrate similarities in the general form. Nevertheless, the interplay between Carlo and Guadagnini might have worked both ways. Pietro Antonio Landolfi, the son of Carlo Ferdiando, studied under his father and developed a style rather bold and less scrupulous. His instruments are highly arched and built with Amati outline. Pietro Antonio and Carlo’s best pupil, Pietro Giovanni Mantegazza, led the next generation of Milanese school to a new road.
The violin with golden-brown varnish made by Pietro Antonio Landolfi around 1775-1780 is notable for its handsomely figured one-piece maple back with unique irregular grain as well as its excellent tone quality. Pietro's career was relatively short, and few instruments dated after 1770 survive today. This precious violin has been lent to the renowned violinist Wang Xiaoming, the concertmaster of the Philharmonia Zürich, since 2019 and joined his performances in Opernhaus Zürich, etc., showcasing the artistic charisma of the Landolfi family with the world audience.