To be honest with you, I think Italians and Americans have plenty of things in common: big hearts and lovely smiles, to begin with, but  also an immense sense of hospitality and the ability to transform a guest into a member of the family in a matter of hours. Within the first day of being at one of my best friends’ family home, in New York, for th...

And after spending some quality time with the Azimut|Benetti Group’s Vice Chair Giovanna Vitelli recently, I knew the Italian superyacht builder had big plans to celebrate the anniversary founding company by her father, Paolo Vitelli, 50 years ago. But it turns out, the exclusive gala dinner they threw recently at the Rainbow Room on the 65th floor...

FIAT Club America is preparing to host its 36th annual "FIAT FreakOut" (FFO) national convention from July 10 – 14 in Greensboro, North Carolina. This year's event also coincides with the 120th anniversary of FIAT and the 70th anniversary of Abarth high-performance vehicles. Building off of last year's event, which was one of the most highly attend...

If you’ve been following our monthly column, you’ll know by now that the spirit of #Together200 can be found in almost every sector and aspect of daily life. Fashion is no exception. The United States remains one of the top export markets for Tuscan fashion and leather products, and American buyers and consumers are avid attendees of Pitti Immagine...

Gucci is to fund a two-year 1.6 million euro restoration of the Tarpeian Rock, the cliff ancient Romans threw traitors off. The fashion house on Thursday unveiled the partnership with the Capitoline Superintendency, entitled 'Tarpeian Rock, Between Legend and Future'. It is the latest such partnership in the Eternal City, where Fendi funded the res...

What do Italian Cars have that American Automakers just don’t get? We had some experts weigh in on the differences between American cars and their Italian counterparts. Xtreme Xperience is a supercar driving experience that boasted one of the first Corvette C7 Stingrays available to the public. Yet its customers choose Lamborghinis and Ferraris ove...

Last night 300 people gathered in Soho at the Moncler boutique to celebrate the latest “Moncler Genius” project with Palm Angels and Francesco Ragazzi, who joins the retail experiment following the creative capsule collections by a range of designers including Pierpaolo Piccioli of Valentino, Simone Rocha and Craig Green. Ragazzi’s collection is ai...

The promotion of design through nationality is an established tradition. There have been great exhibitions stemming from critical viewpoints (one of the most recent ones, at the Design Museum of London, stating that “Designed in California is the new Made in Italy “). And the country-based groupages are very much alive at the Design Weeks around th...

From Montclair to Montechiaro: Discovering Italy in the Local Architecture, June 9, 2019, 2-5 pm at the Van Vleck House and Gardens (21 Van Vleck Street, Montclair) RSVP here. Montclair’s transformation, from a bucolic country retreat known for its clean air and apple orchards into one of the first and finest commuter suburbs of Manhattan, is due t...

illycaffè presents the new illy Art Collection designed by Olimpia Zagnoli, globally recognized Italian illustrator known for her colorful, minimalist and retro graphic art, an homage to futurism and the Beatles. The iconic illy cups, designed by Matteo Thun in 1991, continue to be a canvas for artists to share their creativity to the world.   In t...