Crisi is the Italian word for "crisis" and the country has been living through political and economic upheaval for several years. It has meant hard times for Italy's family businesses serving a global marketplace. From the Veneto region north of Venice, Peter Day finds out how these distinctive Italian companies are hanging on.
Producer: Caroline Bayley.
Contributors to this programme
Student Ca’ Foscari University
Professor of banking and finance at Ca’ Foscari University
Director General, Unindustria, Treviso
Co-Ordinator “in Oltre” help-line
Local Secretary General, CISL Union, Treviso and Belluno
Mario Moretti Polegato
Founder and chairman, Geox
General Manager, Carpene Malvolti
founder and president, Texa