In the window of Tiziano Zorzan’s Bleecker St. boutique a mannequin sports an orange silk dress with a skirt that moves gently in an artificial breeze. Inside, soft jazz music plays in the warmly lit shop. A silver cart with a bottle of wine sits by the dressing rooms. “We like to share an experience with our customers,” Zorzan said. The Milan nati...

The revered and influential costume designer Piero Tosi, who died this month at the age of 92, was an alchemical genius whose fetishistic attention to period detail was matched by the perfectionism of the great directors with whom he collaborated—Visconti, Pasolini, Zeffirelli, and De Sica among them. “A giant has left us,” says Tony Award–winning...

Are Italian drivers really as bad as everyone says? Writer Gordon Craigie shares his observations from more than a decade of driving in Italy. Everyone knows the stereotypes about Italians and driving: fast, impatient, aggressive, appearing to consider red lights optional... But there are more specific quirks that may take you by surprise. So to he...

Dear Tom, if you want to understand how multiple identities — as we westerners mean it — work in general, Europe is definitely the right geographical area on which you need to focus to get a comprehensive answer to your complex question. Moreover, the social legacy of the old continent is particularly enhanced in Italy, a country with a relatively...

Vincenzo Amato has appeared in more than 20 films, earning a best-actor nomination in his native Italy’s equivalent of the Oscars. Angelina Jolie directed him in the hit film Unbroken. His TV credits include Instinct, Madame Secretary, The Blacklist, Elementary, The Good Wife and Boardwalk Empire. He also has a career as a sculptor, working in meta...

Italian yacht builder Benetti has announced the sale of the first 40-metre superyacht Oasis BO101 to a former world champion and offshore powerboat racer Tim Ciasulli from the USA, represented by Merle Wood & Associates. The yacht with a fibreglass hull and superstructure and a gross tonnage of 385 tonnes, is already being outfitted at the Livorno...

Weddings are momentous occasions for Italians, as with any family. They are about tradition and also about fun. Many beautiful legends surround the Italian wedding ceremony; however, little is ever reported about the receptions. Here is how I remember an old-style Italian immigrant wedding reception of the 40s and 50s. Most of the Italian families...

Brocade, velvet, silk, damask: Rubelli has always created high-end fabrics destined to famous buildings, historical homes, embassies and museums all over the world. Many of the Venetian company’s creations have been the result of collaborations with renowned architects and designers, from Guido Cadorin to Gio Ponti, from Vittorio Zecchin to Umberto...

Ammontano a 3,7 miliardi di euro le esportazioni di occhiali da sole italiani nel mondo, in aumento dello 0,8% rispetto all'anno precedente. Il valore delle importazioni è stato di 1,5 miliardi. E sono 920 le imprese italiane attive nella fabbricazione di lenti e occhiali, in crescita del 2,1% rispetto al 2017. Le esportazioni, secondo un’elaborazi...

Sunday, September 15, 2019. 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT. Rochester Municipal Park, 400 6th Street, Rochester, MI 48307. Whether this will be your first or next of many "Happenings," enjoy the casual atmosphere, celebration of Italian cars, bikes and surprises "happening" (display vehicles 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM). Since 1979 we have conducted the chaos and r...