WTI Magazine #42    2014 September, 3Author : Unioncamere      Translation by:   Historical backgroundThe art of steelmaking in Molise can be traced back to the 15th century, when the primary purpose of this work was the production of weapons. At that time, Count Nicola di Monforte brought blacksmiths from abroad, particularly France, to produ...

  WTI Magazine #81    2016 July 15Author : Unioncamere      Translation by:   The production of artistic ceramics in the province of Reggio Calabria and, more broadly, across the whole region, is one of the most ancient and upcoming local traditions. Thanks to the perseverance of skilled ceramists, coupled with the resourcefulness of capable you...

  WTI Magazine #77    2016 March 18Author : Unioncamere      Translation by:   Ceramics have been made in Nove for three hundred years, and in fact this artistic endeavour owes its success to a favourable conjunction of political, economical and environmental factors. The oldest and most illustrious manufacturers sprang up along the Isacchina ca...

  WTI Magazine #82    2016 August 19Author : Unioncamere      Translation by:   Padua's gold work tradition originated in the Middle Ages. The first statute of its goldsmiths' guild dates back to 1454 and consists of a collection of rules governing the fraternity, the organisation of the workshops, hallmarking procedures and product quality stan...

  WTI Magazine #75    2016 January 18Author : Unioncamere      Translation by:   Frosolone was already a renowned centre of excellence for the production of cutting implements during the time of the Kingdom of Naples. The centre developed when Charles of Bourbon, King of the Two Sicilies, decided to establish an industrial basis in his kingdom,...

  WTI Magazine #85    2016 November 21Author : Unioncamere      Translation by:   The Apuan-Versilia territory hosts one of the oldest production activities in Tuscany, that has been conducted uninterruptedly since pre-Roman times to the present day with different intensities and characteristics, but always with a reputation of production and an...

  WTI Magazine #47    2014 November, 12Author : UNIONCAMERE      Translation by:   Historical backgroundRomagna has a type of bread called "piada" that is soft, thin, warm and fragrant, and is always cooked on a terracotta dish called a teglia. Clay dishes have been manufactured in Montetiffi for centuries, using a technique that dates back to t...

  WTI Magazine #59    2015 May, 1Author : Unioncamere      Translation by:   The richness of the Tuscia subsoil has caused this area to become an important centre for the processing of stones, especially peperino (a type of volcanic tuff), which is worked by hand by particularly talented stonemasons, who have turned stone into an art form by cre...

  WTI Magazine #72    2015 November 13Author : Unioncamere      Translation by:   Until a few decades ago, only a few examples of sixteenth-century Castelli majolica were known to have survived, mainly attributed to the Pompeii family, whose best well-known ceramic artist was Orazio (ca. 1507-1588/9). His house is also well-known, due to the ins...

WTI Magazine #52    2015 January, 23Author : Unioncamere      Translation by:   Historical backgroundThe phases involved in the creation of "pots and accessories for the home" can be divided into three parts, according to the raw materials invented or used in the production of these objects. The first homeware company in Cusio was Calderoni Frate...