Sometimes, the most rewarding surprises are found in a city’s ‘minor’ sights. Florence has plenty of world-famous sights everybody flocks to, and we understand why, but we also like to make the case for the lesser-known spots, which often reveal a lot about a place in original ways. That’s the case for these five little-known or little-visited muse...

For a brand with as much history as La Perla, similarly storied Highland Park Village is a fitting destination for their first Dallas store. The newly opened boutique is a true extension of the Italian luxury brand, blending modern seating and striking parquet floors with an eye-catching vintage chandelier — a marrying of old a new that feels like...

When you talk about Italy around the world, many are the images that come to mind and fill the speeches of the interlocutors; Italy is one of the most famous and beautiful countries in the world, its fame has often influenced the style, traditions and cultures of other countries, just think of the habits related to food such as pizza or the pleasur...

Brunello Cucinelli Spa is one of the most important cashmere manufacturers in the world. Their headquarters are based in Solomeo, Italy – a lovely small medieval town in the province of Perugia. As the luxury Italian fashion company began growing, Mr. Cucinelli purchased the ruins of a 14th-century castle to refurbish – and in 1985 they made the to...

“That has been my life’s work: striving to learn to make shoes that always fit and the refusal to put my name to any that do not fit. Therefore, please look behind the story of the small, barefoot, unlettered boy who became a famous shoemaker, and seek the pleasure you will obtain from walking well.” These are words written by Ferragamo himself in...

“Devotion” is the title of the documentary movie about the two fashion geniuses and ambassadors of Sicilian beauty, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana; directed by the Oscar awarded director Giuseppe Tornatore, that the two fondly call “Peppuccio” in the video introduction to the docu-film. A special soundtrack was signed by the late Maestro Ennio...

Every summer, like clockwork, New York-based artist Gabriella Picone’s Instagram account fills up with dreamy imagery of Sicily—or, more specifically, Lipari, the Eolian island from which her family hails. Sand, sky, sketchbooks, seashells (often arranged into faces that she affectionately calls “shellfies”), and craggy rocks overlooking the Medite...

Cameos have a very important place in Italian history, culture and lifestyle.  The art of Cameo-making, called Glittica, is one of the most ancient arts of humanity and an art that has had its golden moments in Italy over the centuries. During the Roman Empire, for example, Cameos served to emphasize one’s social status, while in Florentine Renaiss...

Nadia Caterina Munno can do it all. And, thanks to her videos, so can her viewers. Munno has turned her presences on TikTok and YouTube into a mini Food Network, dishing out recipes, advice (like the all-important do not just throw out your pasta water), and a little cooking comedy for anyone who’s ever wanted to try down-home Italian DIY. For Munn...

“That has been my life’s work: striving to learn to make shoes that always fit and the refusal to put my name to any that do not fit.” Those are the words of maestro Salvatore Ferragamo himself, written in the preface to “Shoemaker of Dreams: The Autobiography of Salvatore Ferragamo.” Today, the Italian luxury goods company is bringing the story fu...