WTI Magazine #45    2014 October, 15Author : Unioncamere      Translation by:   Historical BackgroundIt is not so easy to identify the inventor of the bell or the first people to use them. Eastern civilisations began making bells at an early stage. They are included among the most ancient bronze artefacts in China, where they were used to summ...

  WTI Magazine #54    2015 February, 20Author : Unioncamere      Translation by:   Cremonese luthiery, the art of making bowed and plucked stringed instruments, began in the mid-16th century and soon attracted attention on the international scene, thanks to the work of Andrea Amati and his disciples.   The quality of the instruments made by Cr...

  WTI Magazine #65    2015 July, 24Author : Unioncamere      Translation by:   In the 12th century, tapestries and tablecloths were woven in the Umbria area using the French "bird's eye" motif technique. These embroideries were created primarily on fabrics, often for use in a liturgical setting, and featured geometric shapes or stylised animals...

  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...