Interview with Chiara and Gloria Piscedda of ChiGlo. Tell us about the opportunity to take a fresh look at investment in Italy through fashion and the arts? There is so much in Italy that is unexplored for the global community. We see fashion as a thruway to opportunity for the country, for Sardinian tourism, for industry and certainly for the econ...

It’s coming up to Carnival time and bakeries in Italy have trays of ‘chiacchiere’ in their windows. Think a pastry that is thin, crispy, fried and covered in icing sugar….  I knew that would get your attention! We would have these when I was growing up in Australia only when my Calabrese Nonna Concetta would make them.  I’ve always called them ‘Cro...

Our town has a population of 19,000 residents. The amount of pizza boxes sitting in inventory in our town is 18,000.  Just a joke, folks. However, this frightening number of pizza boxes can become a reality sooner than we think. Let’s see… it seems like for the past few years, approximately 2 pizzerias and/or Italian "trattorias” have opened in our...

I marchi  italiani sono sempre molto amati nel mondo. Lo conferma la classifica stilata dalla piattaforma Lyst che mette in fila i brand più desiderati su scala internazionale negli ultimi tre mesi del 2018. Per stilare la top 10, il motore di ricerca leader nel mondo della moda ha analizzato il comportamento di oltre 5 milioni di utenti che ogni m...

Italians consume over 70 million cups of coffee per day in 200,000 coffee bars. In Italy, you’ll find a coffee bar in just about every city neighborhood and in every village. Coffee bars are known as a place to get together and discuss topics such as soccer and politics, play cards, and just people-watch. Of all the types of coffee Italians drink,...

Automobili Pininfarina is getting ready for the global unveiling of the Battista, its battery-electric hypercar, and now the Italian-German brand is announcing new details about its global retail network. First and foremost is the announcement of a new website where potential customers can apply to own one of the just 150 examples planned to be bui...

The Bacio is one of Italy’s most beloved confections and although the dark chocolate and hazelnut kiss can be gifted at any time, for any reason, there is no better time for Baci Perugina than during San Valentino. While it may seem that the distinct praline with its romantic love notes has been forever synonymous with lovers in Italy, it was only...

Once upon a frosty New York Fashion Week, Federico Marchetti, founder of Yoox and chairman and CEO of Yoox Net-a-Porter Group, got stranded in JFK with Franca Sozzani, former editor of Vogue Italia, Anna Dello Russo and Giovanna Battaglia, two larger-than-life Italian fashion editors. After 36 hours of failed attempts to fly home to Milan, the four...

Few Italian wines trigger nostalgia in American consumers like Chianti. Many tasted their first sip of tangy Sangiovese from a fiasco, a bottle wrapped in a straw basket, in a red-sauce Italian restaurant. Over the last few decades, Chianti has increased in quality, though most of its top wines fail to titillate palates as seductively as Baroloand ...

On Monday, February 25, the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce Texas will be hosting the 5th annual Taste of Italy trade fair and food and wine festival in Houston, the largest trade fair devoted exclusively to Italian food and wine in the U.S. One of the highlights of this year’s gathering is sure to be the Prosciutto Master Class (see details belo...