Cleveland’s Major League Baseball team completed their last season as the Indians on October 3, 2021. The club is now called the Cleveland Guardians, and the new name pays homage to four, two-sided sculptures known as the “Guardians of Traffic,” which stand prominently on the city’s Hope Memorial Bridge. Once known as the Lorain-Carnegie Bridge, it...

Sotheby’s will offer Sandro Botticelli’s masterpiece The Man of Sorrows at a January auction in New York, where the painting of a resurrected Christ is expected to fetch more than US$40 million.  Created in the late 15th or early 16th century by the famed Renaissance artist, the work is set to star in an Old Masters week sale series, Sotheby’s anno...

The celebrated designer Giorgio Armani received Italy's highest honour on Friday for his services to Italian fashion. The president of Italy, Sergio Mattarella, bestowed the Knight Grand Cross on the 87-year-old fashion stylist at a private ceremony in the Quirinal Palace. Armani stated that he was "proud to represent Italy" and "honoured to receiv...

At Colnaghi New York, audiences have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience rare and newly discovered masterworks by some of the greatest artists of the Italian Renaissance. The exhibition marks a rare occasion in which so many museum-quality works from that period come to the market at one time. Indeed, alongside Rovezzano and Antonio Lo...

In 1978, when Holly Herrmann was 20, she flew to Bolzano, Italy, a scenic city in the foothills of the Tyrolean Alps, to compete in the Ferruccio Busoni International Piano Competition. A native Californian, the budding concert pianist was taken with a country that was so intricately interwoven with classical music, food and beauty. She vowed to ma...

In a market where the bulk of mechanical innovations are iterations of past inventions, a house like Bvlgari stands out by providing relief. Since introducing the Octo collection in 2012, it has been recognized and appreciated for its design with powerful lines, and worked them in such a way as to fit them into the cases of the Octo Finissimo line,...

The story of Versace’s is the story of a family. Gianni Versace was born in Reggio Calabria where as a child he acquires the skills of a tailor’s shop. Having moved to Milan to pursuit a career in the world of fashion, in 1973 he becomes the designer for Byblos, where he works for several years until he decides to open his own fashion house.  “Gian...

Zerocalcare is the pen name of MicheleRech, one of Italy’s best-selling graphic novel artists, famous for his ability to write comedy with depth. His comics blog – Zerocalcare.it – is one of Italy’s most read comics destinations and widely shared on social media. Forget My Name, the first Zerocalcare book to be published by ABLAZE, is a poignant st...

Milan, apart from being one of the greatest Italian cities, and one of the most cosmopolitan in the world, in the course of history has earned itself the title of “capital of fashion”. Like Paris and New York, the activity of the fashion system is concentrated also in Milan, with fashion weeks, academies for designers and enthusiasts of the sector,...

Planning on spending Christmas in Italy? Great idea and Venice, and the Veneto, should be your first your choice. Simply put Italian Christmas tradition is at its very best in the Veneto.  You'll find something to suit all tastes.  Let me share a little of what you can expect... The choice is extremely varied, ranging from the world famous ski reso...