WTI Magazine #69    2015 October, 2Author : Unioncamere      Translation by:   Starting from the nineteenth century, a ceramics culture develops in the Cuneo province of Monregalese. The manufacturers of silk and woollen cloth for military use govern the area's vibrant economy and trade with neighbouring towns and Liguria. On finding the produ...

  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 #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 #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...