The supercar universe is beginning to resemble Marvel’s, with so many awesome, avenging members that the road—or the big screen—can hardly contain them. With its signature green skin and bellowing V-10, the Lamborghini Huracan Performante is surely the automotive version of the Incredible Hulk. With apologies to the Audi R8 and its movie tie-ins, t...

The Fiat 600 is usually a modest little car, tiny and rounded off, and powered by a miniscule 633cc engine in the rear that blasts out a mighty 28.5 horsepower. But the 1959 Fiat 600 that will be auctioned next week during Barrett-Jackson’s Northeast sale in Connecticut is something else altogether. Call it a resto-mod or a stoplight sleeper, this...

The Italians go crazy for them – and it's easy to see why. Here, The Local's Patrick Browne gives you the lowdown on one of Italy's most treasured rituals: the aperitivo. They are long leisurely affairs to be undertaken with friends in early or late evening, the food is usually more than decent and they are affordable even on the most meagre of bud...

Baker Motor Co. has added a famed Italian luxury nameplate to its West Ashley car lineup, giving it 14 brands of high-end automobiles. The acquisitive 30-year-old dealership announced Friday it purchased Rick Hendrick Alfa Romeo of North Charleston. Terms of the sale were not disclosed. The acquired franchise now operates as Alfa Romeo of Charlesto...

The weaving of plant fibres is one of humanity’s most ancient activities, and takes inspiration from nature and has been used over time to create a wide variety of containers and hats that protect against the sun’s glare. In Signa in 1714, Domenico Michelacci, known as Bolognino, began to cultivate 'grano marzuolo', a variety of wheat with small ea...

Ermenegildo Zegna is a powerhouse in Italian luxury menswear. Superb textiles, impeccable tailoring, and inspired management have propelled the privately held 108-year-old firm to the head of its league, making it not only a global force with approximately 7,000 employees and 500 retail outposts in more than 60 countries but one of the best express...

In his 1865 book about the history of the local Grue family – which between the 17th and 19th centuries included many fine maiolica painters – expert Gabriello Cherubini wrote about the famous ceramics traditionally produced in Castelli, a beautiful medieval town in the province of Teramo: “It is a small town in the area of Teramo in Abruzzo, found...

Dalla Puglia al Diamond district a Manhattan. Sara Greco, 35enne designer di gioielli ha scelto New York per concretizzare una passione coltivata sin da adolescente nei laboratori di provincia intorno a Lecce, da dove viene. Con una velocità tipica della città che non dorme mai, Greco si è adattata all'arte americana del gioiello per promuovere il...

Turin, Italy – Two Italian stallions loaded with horsepower are gearing up to join the global SUV game – long after their competitors already have. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV’s five-year plan for its Maserati and Alfa Romeo brands envisions big moves into the luxury space dominated by their German rivals. It’s a critical move for the Italian-Amer...

The Old World meets the New in Joe Scinicariello’s backyard. Born in Italy, Scinicariello grew up the son of an agriculturalist father who grew tomatoes and olives not only for their family table but also as a business. They moved from coastal Gaeta to the United States in 1955 on the encouragement of an uncle but didn’t leave behind their interest...