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Best of Italy

Giorgio Napolitano

President of the Republic of Italy


Silvio Berlusconi

President of the Council of Ministers





The Italian Republic is located on the Italian Peninsula in Southern Europe and on the two largest islands in the Mediterranean Sea, Sicily and Sardinia.  Italy shares its northern, Alpine boundary with France, Switzerland, Austria and Slovenia. The independent states of San Marino and the Vatican City are enclaves within the Italian Peninsula, and Campione d'Italia is an Italian exclave in Switzerland.


Italy has been the home of many European cultures, such as the Etruscans and the Romans, and later was the birthplace of the university and of the Renaissance, that began in Tuscany and spread all over Europe. Italy's capital, Rome, was for centuries the center of Western civilization; it also spawned the Baroque movement and is the seat of the Catholic Church. 



According to GDP calculations, Italy was ranked as the seventh-largest economy in the world in 2006, also inin 2004 Italy was the world's sixth-largest exporter of manufactured goods.


This economy remains divided into a developed industrial north dominated by private companies and a less-developed agricultural south.  According to World Bank data, Italy has high levels of freedom to invest, do business, and trade. 


Italy's major exports are motor vehicles, chemicals, petrochemicals, electricity, home appliances, aerospace and defense, but the country's more famous exports are in the fields of fashion, food industry, luxury vehicles and motoryachts. Also tourism is very important to the Italian economy: with over 43.7 million tourists a year, Italy is ranked as the fifth major tourist destination in the world.


Tower of Pisa: Tuscany, Italy

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Made in Italy

Italian industry is envied all over the world for its made in Italy trademark, which capitalizes on the country’s formidable artistic patrimony. Small and medium sized companies are Italy’s main economic strength. Many of these companies manufacture products that have an advanced and recognizable design and style that can force competition from all economies.





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“All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them”


Galileo Galilei (1564-1642)

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The essence of the Italian people is the ability to see beyond the visible


This first edition of ‘Best of Italy’ comes at a time where rapid global change ushers in a New Age replete with possible scenarios and myriad opportunities. Throughout history Italy has been a nation of pioneers, from artists Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Bernini and Raphael; to literary giants Dante Alighieri, Giovanni Boccaccio as well as Petrarca. Even philosophers such as Giordano Bruno, Machiavelli and Giambattista Vico, combined with eminent scientists and musicians have ensured that Italy is known as the undisputed seat of western civilization.

That was yesterday, but what about today? Who are the top organisations and entrepreneurs propelling the nation’s business, tourism and innovations? As a tribute to an age of diversified progress that economic growth and heightened development has cultivated across diverse sectors, Best of Italy tracks testimonials of success and sustainability across sector specific chapters, in order to grasp a wider understanding of the enormous implications of change in this multi-polar world.

Italy’s continued achievements merit being showcased as a role model of excellence, forming part of a vibrant kaleidoscope that reflects the reality of this endlessly captivating environment.


Building an atlas of success, sustainability and culture


The GVP mission is to serve as the world’s premier platform for showcasing the world’s top brands and companies in business, tourism and lifestyle, and the launch of the first edition of the ‘Best of Italy’ plays a vital role in reinforcing this unique positioning. To complement our print model we have developed where all GVP publications can be viewed and downloaded. 

In addition to a growing online information and an ever expanding business network of international partners and clients, each year ‘Best of Italy’ will allow Italian achievements to emerge by highlighting the companies and individuals who continue to push Italy to the vanguard of tourism, trade and industry.

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Roberta Facchin

Best of Italy Publisher


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