wins in Milan Jacopo Trezzo prize in 2016. Inside the prestigious “Masters of the Jewel” held at Palazzo Giureconsulti of Milan, it was held a competition to award the Prize Jacopo da Trezzo. In competition unique pieces on the theme: “Italy – Japan: 150 years of relations and friendship.” Rewarded was the work of designers leonfortese Giuliana Di Franco entitled: Peoples compared. “I am very happy for this award which not only give credit to my work, it tells the story of my land, through 32 small sculptures of technical virtuosity. I wanted to compare the themes of the tradition of two people who are very different. However, both populations live in volcanic soils between almond blossom and express, with love for the colors, the use of spectrum bands and to bust what makes them similar: respect for a magnificent and wild nature. Thus, the desire to make a game, the moves, pauses, glances. The chessboard is the place to know each other better. The pieces are carved and made of gilded silver and enamel. I dedicate this award to my father Angelo who taught me to play and love chess and I take this opportunity to thank two outstanding collaborators: Pino Ansaldi who made a magnificent chess board, and the painter Alfonso Baja for helping me give life to the characters with small details of the enamel decoration “.