By  on February 22, 2013

The district of Belluno, in Veneto, represents the core of Italy’s eyewear production with its 12,000 workers and housing giants such as Luxottica, Safilo, De Rigo and Marcolin. The district comprises two relevant areas for this industry: Cadore, with almost 50 percent of the eyewear factories, and Agordino, where Luxottica is based.

The first eyewear laboratories emerged during World War II, assembling components for styles that were made in Germany. After the war, they started to produce frames, lenses and cases, raising the bar on technology and gradually specializing in the sector.

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