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...

  WTI Magazine #62    2015 June, 12Author : Unioncamere      Translation by:   In the summer of 1325, the process for the canonisation of St. Nicholas of Tolentino took place in some towns in the Marche. 371 witnesses from various socila backgrounds were invited to testify in the presence of the papal legates, who were to receive news and testim...

  WTI Magazine #83    2016 September 16Author : Unioncamere      Translation by:   The origins of this activity date back a long way, and the oldest examples of Tuscan earthenware tiles that we know of are the bricks and roof tiles dating from the eleventh century in the Chianti area. During the fifteenth century, the relationship between Imprun...

  WTI Magazine #70    2015 October, 16Author : Unioncamere      Translation by:   The Sicilian Puppet Theatre (Opra) is a characteristic theatre performance where the puppets, animated by "puppeteers", represent the exploits of the greatest medieval heroes who fought for Christendom against the Saracens. In particular, the most recurrent theme i...

  WTI Magazine #57    2015 April, 3Author : Unioncamere      Translation by:   The origins of bagpipes are lost in the mists of time: in the prehistoric era there is evidence of wind instruments made of pipes with holes and reeds to modulate the sound. The presence of similar flutes spread through the various villages of the Mediterranean area f...

  WTI Magazine #68    2015 September, 18Author : Unioncamere      Translation by:   For centuries, wood was the raw material that every mountain community relied on to meet the needs of everyday life. In its most traditional forms, woodworking is the most direct response that people were able to find for their everyday needs. Over time, this imm...

WTI Magazine #67    2015 September, 4Author : Unioncamere      Translation by:   Since the Renaissance glass production of drinking glasses was very active in Florence. There were many glass shops that included a number of different styles made specifically according to the use, for example "glasses for the sick". From the 16th century, to enrich...