Italy isn't typically associated with accessibility, yet a new study finds that two of its cities rank among the world's top ten accessible cities. The study by money.co.uk ranked 20 of the world’s most visited cities on factors such as wheelchair accessibility at hotels, restaurants and attractions, disabled parking spaces, and airport accessibili...

The Italian government has given the green light to the construction of six wind farms with a capacity of 418 megawatts, as it steps up efforts to reduce dependence on Russian gas. The parks will be developed in the central and southern regions of Puglia, Basilica and Sardinia, according to a government statement. The six wind farms are on top of t...

Luxe-loving locals will soon be able to shop Gucci's inventory of high-end wearables without having to travel outside of San Antonio. The company confirms to MySA that The Shops at La Cantera will soon house a Gucci store.  The $1.5 million project is in the early stages, but a representative for the brand tells MySA Gucci is eyeing an early fall o...

Ah, the first drink at the end of the day – a noble tradition honoured almost anywhere in the world. Getting a boozy kick at a bar before dinner is what prevents a probably shocking number of adults from losing their minds on the daily. In the UK, we know this as happy hour, a glorious time when –if you’re lucky – the drinks are two-for-one and the...

Ah, the 1960s. For many enthusiasts, that was one of the best decades for automotive design. During those years, iconic models such as the Ferrari 250 GTO, Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale, Lamborghini Miura, or Aston Martin DB5 were introduced.It was also a time when Frank Reisner, a former chemical engineer born in Hungary, raised in Canada, and educated a...

On Wednesday, March 23, 2022 the Italian Cultural Institute (IIC) and the Consulate General of Italy in Chicago will participate in the 6th edition of the Italian Design Day dedicated to “Re-generation. Design and New Technologies for a Sustainable Future.” The Institute will present “I, You and It: Stories of entanglement between species” a series...

Every Italian knows the word Galateo, but not many, I reckon, are acquainted with its rules. Actually, some of us may even be a tad confused about what it actually is: a book, a series of social norms, a historical treatise? In fact, it is a bit of all these things. But let us proceed with some order, from the beginning. We should start by saying t...

The Milan-based design curator, consultant and author Maria Cristina Didero is perhaps best known for her expertise on Italian Radical Design. An architecture and design movement from the 1960s and 70s Italy, it traveled from the small town of Pistoia all the way to New York’s MoMA. In spirit with its times, Radical Design drew from Pop Art to crea...

Automobili Pininfarina is making waves across the globe with its limited-edition, full-electric Hyper-GT: the Battista. Named fondly after the founder of the famed Italian design house, this electric hypercar blends the beautiful styling that Pininfarina is known for with the latest technology, culminating in a truly groundbreaking vehicle. With su...

Sardinia, along with other areas of Italy such as Cilento (Campania), is a place with reaching 100 is not that unusual, and it is especially so in Perdasdefogu, in the province of Nuoro, a village of just over 1,700 that recently celebrated the birthday of its ninth and tenth centenarians.  Vittorio Lai turned 100 on the 12th of February, while Piu...