Fly down to Rome or any other beautiful Italian city, and you’ll discover how successful small cars are in the Bel Paese. To be fair, it’s difficult to fit an SUV on those narrow streets or find a reasonable spaced parking spot where you can park a large car. Necessity has pushed Europeans and mostly Italians to design and create some of the quirki...

Once remembered as the legendary home of rock and roll, punk, and dance, CBGB will now become a hub for the arts. The famed venue will be featuring the works of emerging Italian painter Leonardo Meoni in his first ever solo exhibit in New York City. Art gallery Amanatia was founded by two art world heirs: “Caio Twombly, grandson of Cy Twombly, and...

On 4 October, the MAM 2022 were awarded at the Teatro Litta in Milan, the best masters of art and craft in Italy. The winners of this fourth edition are 45 for excellent craftsmanship and 12 for the crafts of taste and hospitality. Alberto Cavalli, general director of the Fondazione Cologni and creator of the award, tells us who the 2022 winners ar...

The Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition is officially accepting submissions for the 2023 edition. Celebrating its 30th anniversary, the competition honors North American architects and designers whose projects highlight the technical and aesthetic benefits of Italian tile, with past winners including prestigious firms like Rockwell Group, Gow Hastin...

The first Battista pure-electric hyper GT cars crafted for clients in North America are delivered to new owners in October, marking another significant milestone for Italian luxury car brand Automobili Pininfarina. The first bespoke Battista is followed by the exclusive Battista Anniversario, which will also leave the Battista Atelier in Cambiano, ...

Benelli wasn’t the first motorcycle manufacturer in Italy, but it’s the oldest Italian brand that still makes motorcycles, though its production history had some interruptions. As was the case in the United States, there were scores of upstart motorcycle manufacturers in Italy in the early decades of the 20th century, but only a handful survived. J...

Ferrari presented its plans for the future at an event in Italy on Thursday, laying out its path into an all-EV future. Announcements included a LaFerrari successor and a suggestion that its Purosangue SUV would not be an off-roader. CEO Benedetto Vigna confirmed another interesting bit of news: There will never be a self-driving Ferrari. Vigna, wh...

When he remodeled the garden of his home in Milan, Giorgio Armani added a pavilion, a wall of bamboo and an imposing pair of Japanese maples, transforming an awkwardly inclined courtyard into the kind of spare, contemplative space you might find at the heart of a ryokan (a traditional Japanese inn) in Kyoto. The ideal spot, in other words, for a fa...

Milan is a fast, frenetic city, at times sculpted in the future, but if you let yourself be enchanted by the testimonies of the Milanese architecture that was, you immediately realize how stratified it is over time. A walk through Milan is a journey through the history of architecture, in which the protagonists of each style parade here and there,...

On Sunday, Sept. 18, Stony Brook University’s Center for Italian Studies hosted the Robert D. Cess Concorso d’Eleganza XVI, an Italian car show, on the Physics Building’s lawn area. The exhibit was free and open to the public, and featured examples of of Italian vehicles as a representation of Italian culture. The show drew a crowd of approximately...