The story of Salvatore Ferragamo and the eponymous fashion empire this son of Italy’s south built in the first decades of the 20th century shows you where sheer will can take you. In Salvatore’s case, and that of the close-knit clan that has since followed in his footsteps, talent and vision, energy and hard work, and a relentless drive for excelle...

After just a few years of direct sales efforts, the United States has become the largest export market for Italian auxiliary equipment maker Moretto SpA."We've grown tremendously," Gene Flockerzi said, general manager of North America, in an Aug. 30 interview at Moretto USA LLC's new facility in Jackson Center in northwestern Pennsylvania. Followin...

Despite Wisconsin being the traditional homeland of Harley-Davidson, there is a strong affection for machines of Italian origin in the region, as well. Doubters need only mark their calendar for the annual Wisconsin Moto Guzzi Riders Rally. The 34th Annual Wisconsin Moto Guzzi Riders Rally was held on August 3 to 5, 2018 at Lake Joy Campgroundnear...

Real Southern banana pudding made with Nilla Wafers is certainly a truly worthwhile culinary experience, but outside of this lone outlier, the world of pudding doesn’t necessarily pose too strong of a draw for those whose ages have long since crept into the double digits. The idea of pudding conjures up images of little boxes of chocolate, vanilla...

All over Italy, there are thousands of picturesque, perfect towns, with Medieval stone walls and Etruscan caves banked into hilltops from which the 360-degree vistas are interrupted only by the appearance of the next picturesque, perfect town. And all over Italy, these towns are dying. According to a 2016 census, there are nearly 2,500 rural Italia...

Italy's iconic Baci chocolates are now available covered in ruby-tinted cocoa. Their star-studded sparkly silver wrappings have been a mainstay at Italian restaurants across the peninsula since 1922. They are an essential Valentine's Day gift and a safe offering at any wedding, dinner party or special event.  The hazelnut and gianduia-filled chocol...

Perhaps because I currently reside in the resort town of Palm Springs, my grocery shopping experiences often end with a cashier weighing in on my haul. An employee telling me they’re surprised that I’m not simply stocking up on boxes of La Croix, tortilla chips and salsa is just part of the checkout experience at this point. I nod politely, and say...

Upstate New York is home to a large population of Italian families. In fact, New York State has the largest population of Italian-Americans than any other state except New Jersey. Even the small city of Rome, N.Y., has a population that declares itself over 30 percent Italian-American. So let's take a look at a list of favorite Italian markets and...

Why should Luciano Fabro, a postwar Italian artist deeply attached to his national roots, be of interest to American audiences in 2018? Although he was associated with Arte Povera, Fabro described himself as “the heretic of the Arte Povera church.” This self-declared outsider position allowed him to develop a broad, open and collective sense of cul...

The fourth-generation Ermenegildo Zegna Group announced this week it had reached an agreement with Sandbridge Capital and Thom Browne (below), the 53-year-old American designer. Zegna bought 85% of the Thom Browne brand leaving Browne the founder as the sole remaining shareholder. He will continue as chief designer and run the company independently...