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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...

Crispino’s Pizza is now open for business, with owner John Crispino serving up his New York-style pizza and classic Italian dishes at 5031 Market St.Crispino operated Crispino’s Pizza in Morehead City for seven years before deciding to sell the business and relocate to Wilmington, where he traveled twice a week to play ice hockey.

What the world needs now is another cat video. Seriously. The combination of cats and the music of Nicolo Paganini was just an idea purring in the head of violinist Augustin Hadelich until he met director Paul Glickman and animator Tam King (the team behind the animated short El Salón México). Together they've come up with Fantasia Dei Gatti (Fanta...

Sergio Giangrande sure knows how to run a parade … AND throw a party. Thanks to the enthusiastic leadership of the 2017 chairman, float, sponsorship and TV ad sales were through the roof. When all was said and done, five major sponsors had signed on in support of the festivities, and another dozen benefactors purchased 30-second introductory “vigne...

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...

I am happy to announce that Enrico Giuseppe Mazzon now resides in New York City, right among us.  He has been creating masterful Works of Art since 1996 and it is a privilege both for Gotham’s artistic community and for the breathtaking world of high-class jewelry, of which he is also a master. I was very impressed both by his sculptures and his je...

Those lazy days of hanging out in the beer garden of the Cooper House, gazing at the sailboats on the river with a craft beer in your hand may seem a long way off. After all, the park was so cold this weekend, even the Winterfest ice skaters looked leery, but the former Cooper House, which closed in November, is not hibernating.

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...

Grand Island is home to the impressive Hall County Courthouse, a stately structure designed by noted architect Thomas Kimball of Omaha. Now, Grand Island residents can be proud that their city’s downtown has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places. “The district contains an intact collection of late-19th and early- to mid-20th-ce...