Genoa, the 'Lady of the Sea', is one of Italy's four maritime republics with Amalfi, Venice and Pisa. Like many other maritime crossroads, Genoa's characteristic caruggi (vicols) have attended dramatic events and memorable stories, but also important people in the social field, in the Italia evolution towards self-improvement: the beauty of its mur...

Italy is the homeland of the aperitif: hanging out with friends whilst sipping a nice cocktail and tasting finger food is an all-Italian tradition, and just as Italian are the most popular Italian aperitif drinks.  The custom of having an alcoholic drink before dinner was already a thing in Ancient Rome to whet the appetite, what we know today as a...

The Fiat 500e makes you smile. Whether as a driver, a passenger, or even a spectator this little retro nod to the 1950s cinquecento is, simply put, a huge hit, as I have discovered driving the car in and around London on a fine September weekend. The face is friendly, almost cheeky, the proportions petit and the form curvy without being cutesy. The...

Promuovere la lingua italiana all’estero sta alla base della promozione del sistema Italia. Infatti, non si può concepire la diffusione della cultura, delle arti e del Made in Italy senza lavorare attivamente alla diffusione della lingua. La lingua e la cultura nelle loro valenze e multiple declinazioni sono strettamente collegate. Questo è lo scop...

Thanks to its complex geological composition, Italy is punctuated by natural hot springs. Rich in sulphur and an array of other minerals, these waters are considered to have endless health and beauty benefits like curing skin diseases and relieving high blood pressure. We chart some of the best across the country, from Tuscany to Sicily. Saturnia B...

At a time when we're valuing togetherness over dissonance, and support over anything more self-serving, two heritage Italian brands came together in one history-making catwalk event, as Fendi and Versace closed out Milan Fashion Week in exceptional style. The two storied fashion houses collaborated on a show - named 'Fendace' - which saw Donatella...

After 20 years at its expansive space on Harlem Avenue near Belmont in Chicago, Arezzo Jewelers has found a perfect fit at its new location on North Avenue in Elmwood Park. “We needed an update, and we found out that it was easier in the long run to create a new space for ourselves,” says Michael Spilotro, who co-owns the jewelry store with his wif...

Giancarlo and Giovanni Cerri’s exhibition is an ideal opportunity for a comparison between this father and son, two quite different Milanese artists in their themes and expressive language. Giancarlo started out as a figurative artist focusing mostly on the theme of nature. His painting progressively evolved – in the nineties – into the abstract. G...

Gabriel Byrne (Hereditary) and Oscar winner Mira Sorvino (Impeachment: American Crime Story) have joined feature biopic Lamborghini, about Italian sports car founder Ferruccio Lamborghini. Filming is underway in Italy on the movie, which will star Frank Grillo (Captain America) as Lamborghini. Byrne will play Enzo Ferrari, Lamborghini’s rival. Sorv...

In the late 1970s, my mom left her small hometown in Puglia, Italy, to live in L’america! Brucaleen, to be specific. While she was likely anxious and worried to leave her life behind, the excitement of starting her own version of the American dream was stronger. Another force on her side — a slew of Giovinazazze (locals from her town) had also immi...