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The 275GTB seen above may be the most important example of a pure road Ferrari of the 1960’s. It is a Ferrari 275GTB Speciale, a 1 of 1 Ferrari built by Pininfarina for its founder, Battista “Pinin” Farina. The Italian design house has long been associated with Ferrari (NYSE:RACE). Pininfarina’s 1st work for the company was a Ferrari 212 Inter. In...

Brunello di Montalcino might be having a moment says Rocco Lombardo, president of the highly-regarded wine importer Wilson Daniels. The company imports some of the world's most prestigious wines, (Domaine de la Romanée-Conti and Biondi-Santi to name a few), and Lombardo, who is just 30 months into the job, will steer the company into its 40th year...

Since the first days of language, humans have been passing on stories. From the sea shanties of Cornwall to the shadow puppetry of China, from the creation tales of Hula dancing to the drama of Caribbean calypso. Sicily is no different: its puppetry, dating back to Medieval times, is famous the world over for telling tales of knights in battle. But...

ASK ANYONE FROM CENTRAL ITALY what is distinctive about their local bread and you’re almost certain to hear the same thing: “È senza sale.” Unlike the bread baked elsewhere in the country—and the world, for that matter—“It is without salt.” But if you go on to ask someone from Tuscany, Umbria, or Marche (three central Italian regions where most tow...

Benjamin Franklin wrote in 1789 that nothing can be said to be certain except death and taxes, but now, 229 years later, we'd like to add one more item to that listing. In 2018, nothing can be said to be certain except death, taxes and Dolce & Gabbana's millennial and Generation Z obsession — because here we are, in the middle of the Spring 2018 se...

GreenItaly 2017, the latest report by Symbola Foundation and Unioncamere, has recently provided a detailed picture of green economy in Italy. In Italy, 355.000 companies have already invested in green technologies. Pursuing a model of “green economy” means to commit for reducing the environmental impacts of industrial activities, saving energy, and...

Valeria Cagnina is undoubtedly the youngest school principal in Italy (and not only there!). She is just 16 years old and she manages her own private school. Her parents helped her to make her dream become true: she teaches applied robotics to education to an audience made up of 20 young students. Valeria also teaches in a kindergarten twice a week...

La prima scuola internazionale di cucina per chef provenienti da tutto il mondo a Palermo. E’ questo l’ambizioso progetto di Tony May, uno dei più importanti manager internazionali nel campo della ristorazione. Tony May, italoamericano originario di Torre Del Greco con una lunghissima esperienza che lo ha portato a gestire due ristoranti nel World...

Nestle agreed Tuesday to sell its U.S. confectionery unit to Ferrero, the Italian maker of Nutella, in the first substantial step away from the candy industry by the company that is credited with inventing milk chocolate. The sale of the unit, which includes the Butterfinger and Baby Ruth brands, is also the first major divestment by the Swiss food...

There is a dress code to visit churches in Italy: it is forbidden to enter a church (chiesa) wearing shorts or skirts above the knee, sleeveless tops, and shirts that don’t cover your belly button. Some churches display the dress code sign on the door, others do not, and some even have a person at the door to turn away those who are not dressed pro...

Palermo is Italy's Capital of Culture for 2018, and there are plenty of reasons to visit the Sicilian city. When the city was awarded the 2018 Capital of Culture title, its mayor said "we have all won". He added that the most important aspect of the city's culture was its "culture of welcome", referring to Palermo's efforts in assisting the thousan...

The Gucci Museum in Florence is reopening with a new look, under the guidance of Gucci Creative Director Alessandro Michele, who has transformed the museum's location in the historic Palazzo della Mercanzia into a delight for the senses called the Gucci Garden. The museum is divided into three sections: a gallery, a boutique, and a restaurant. The...