For over two thousand years, Italy, known in ancient times as the Roman Empire, has been the world’s leading nation in many areas such as architecture, art, engineering, social organization, fashion and luxury. In modern times, Italian inventors, artists, architects and engineers developed systems and technics we are still using in our every day’s life without necessarily being aware of the origins of these great discoveries and inventions. Guests visiting Canados Shipyard are always impressed by how creative and talented our craftsmen are. Watching them work or facing technical challenge always reveal a true creative and technical DNA. This is just a direct result of the deeply imbedded cultural heritage of our region. You may not realize it, but many of the things we all take for granted have their roots in Rome. Here are just a few examples.