At a time when the temples of Roman politics are witnesses of turbulent encounters, fortunately there are also times when the tension eases.

On the occasion of a ceremony at the Chamber of Deputies, Alberta Ferretti and Federico Marchetti were awarded the America Prize, awarded by the Italy-USA Foundation to those who achieve important results in favor of relations between Italy and the United States.

The award was attributed to Alberta Ferretti for her ten-year entrepreneurial activity at the top of the Aeffe group, linked to the United States.

«America – declared the designer – has always been a reference point for me. As a child she represented a dream, an ideal of greatness and innovation, a land far away to be explored. Subsequently, from the beginning of my career up to today, it has contributed significantly to my professional success “.

“This great nation – he continued – is still synonymous today, also through the influences of its popular culture and its values, of democracy and modernity. I thank the Italy-USA Foundation for this important recognition ».

The US was and still is a milestone in the development of Federico Marchetti, from the MBA to Columbia University, until the landing of Yoox in 2003 in the country, which today is the first market for the group.

In addition to Alberta Ferretti and Marchetti, the champion Bebe Vio, the entrepreneur Joe Bastianiche, the journalist Bruno Vespa, were also awarded during the ceremony.