First of all take the masterpieces of Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Tintoretto and Caravaggio, take the operas of Verdi and Puccini, the cinema of Federico Fellini, add the architecture of Venice, Florence and Rome and you have just a fraction of Italy’s from over the centuries. Don’t forget dante Alighieri’s Divina Commedia.
That’s all? And what is the current situation?
Italy is Europe’s second biggest manufacturing power after Germany, but with rigid labour laws, high taxes, bureaucracy, the country seemed struggling to stay on the production line. Italy may have lost as much as a third of its overall industrial production in recent years, some “experts” said.
But the last result of the end of 2017 and beginning of 2018 are encouraging.
Now Italy seems to finally have won the first cultural challenge it had to face. The challenge of the Industry 4.0 conscience. Italy has its own National Plan, the topic of Industry 4.0 is in the center of attention of the economic world and the level of recognition of it from the part of the companies has grown significantly. In this contest the Italian Industry is living a moment of high productivity. ‘Thats a new Rinascimento.