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...

The Fiat 126 is an adorable car. It looks like a Little Tikes Cozy Coupe with a license plate and turn signals. Fiat made nearly 5 million 126s over its 28-year production life from 1972 to 2000. It was made in factories in both Italy and Poland. All over Europe in the latter quarter of the 20th century, the 126 was seen as a cheap family car for h...

Considering Italy is the world’s largest producer of wine, a visit to a few Italian vineyards is a must for anyone taking a trip to the European nation. Spread all across the country, from the Langhe region in the north to Maremma on the Tuscan coast, from the Val d’Orcia’s rolling hills to the islands of Sicily and Sardinia, this journey around It...

Tecnoform, an Italian company that manufactures upscale furnishings for recreational vehicles and boats, is opening a North American headquarters and manufacturing facility on 36th Street SW in Cascade Township. The company is opening at 4999 36th St. SE in Cascade Township, and plans to add up to 130 jobs and invest $7.3 million in its new office...