Italy, a fragile beauty

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Italy is beautiful, but fragile, rich in unique and unrepeatable complexity. That is why “Italia Bellissima” research, promotes and preserves materials and ancient processes related to architecture.

by Fabrizio Aimar

“Italia Bellissima”, a tricolor dream of a few who now is becoming a shared reality. A vision composed by artisanship, passion and Made in Italy, well known in all over the world. However, the economic crisis has affected deeply the artisan pattern composed by small and medium-sized enterprises, undermining an industry that has always been the flagship of the Italian production.

Despite these excellences, so valid and qualified, the economic crisis has forced painful choices related to the survival of the same, due to internal labor demand no longer sufficient to ensure the continuation of activities.

Thanks to the data provided from 2000 to 2015, the national Chamber of Commerce has drawn an unfortunate trend concerning the widespread decrease in productive activities related to the sectors hitherto analyzed in our articles.

Just think about the manufacture of ceramic tiles for floors and walls, which has lost 19.3% of registered enterprises (916 to 739) and 32.0% of active ones (723 to 492) in the last 15 years, as illustrated in Figure 1 and 2.