The web mini-series "Roma fatta a mano" is online on the institutional and tourist social channels of Roma Capitale. It promotes and makes the artistic craftsmanship of the historic workshops the protagonist, a further step forward in the project to relaunch the sector.
The initiative is dedicated to the master craftsmen, soul, and excellence of the Roman workshops to enhance the Capitoline artistic handicraft sector, an invaluable cultural testimony, heritage of memories, and traditions. The idea is to also give new life to the Register established about 20 years ago, through the launch of a new membership campaign aimed at the many historical activities of Rome to be supported and protected.
At the centre of this emotional journey to discover the ancient crafts are Claudio and Roberto Franchi of Franchi Argentieri, Alessandro and Lycia Pavia of Pavia Restauro, the brothers Giovanni and Giuseppe Rosa of Margutta Restauri, the brothers Andrea and Dante Mortet of Bottega Mortet and Mrs. Elsa Nocentini of the Giuliani Glass Factory. From every single story emerge curiosities, anecdotes, and tales of those who, for generations, have been handing down techniques and knowledge, linking past and future, research and innovation.
The Pontiff's Fisherman Ring, the sculptures of the Capitoline She-Wolf, the design of Pele's "artisan hands", the restoration of the Casina delle Civette stained glass windows, and the artist's paintings; every work created by the Historical Workshops is a dream turned into Art and expertly crafted by the hands of masters who have Rome in their DNA.
To join the Register of Historic Shops of Roma Capitale, fill in the forms you can download here from the institutional portal.
The initiative is promoted by the Assessorato allo Sviluppo Economico, Turismo e Lavoro, in collaboration with the Dipartimento Comunicazione di Roma Capitale and the Associazione Botteghe Storiche.