While the wines of Lombardy aren't as hyped as other Italian wines, the northern Italian region bottles some fine vino. Franciacorta, considered to be Italy's finest sparkling wine made from the classic Champagne making method, is made in Lombardy.  Lombardy as a whole is a mosaic of around 30,000 hectares (74,132 acres), ranging from the alpine te...

This year’s annual LoveBrands ranking by Talkwalker (a multinational leader in social listening and analytics), dedicated to brands that have best managed to be appreciated by Italians, sees as its main novelty the exploit of Parmigiano Reggiano PDO at the top of the list. The king of cheeses comes in fact in second place, right after Armani, as th...

Claims, certifications and indications concerning the sustainability of food products and the recycling of packaging are now widespread on labels and much appreciated by modern consumers, sensitive to environmental issues. This trend has been recently measured by Osservatorio Immagino, the six-monthly monitoring carried out by GS1 Italy. More than ...

Ferrari on Sunday rolled out its first in-house fashion collection, offering fans of the Ferrari brand and its supercars a touch of “couture” within a contemporary clothing range. The launch marks a major step in Ferrari’s new brand strategy, one of its biggest investments outside the car business, which the company wants to account for around 10%...

The first four months of 2021 closed with a clearly positive sign for Chianti Classico PDO sales. The historic Tuscan wine denomination’s bottles sold amounted to about 11 million (+31% compared to the same period of the previous year). During the first year of the pandemic (2020), the consumption of the “Black Rooster” label wine recorded a contai...

There's no question that the foods of Molise remain just as under the radar to non-Italians as the region itself. Molise sits partly on the Adriatic, south of Abruzzo, west of Puglia, east of Lazio, and north of Campania.  It's a shame, really, because Molise proffers up excellent delights that are just as palate-pleasing as the bounty of the other...

Probably one of the best Ferraris designed by Pininfarina was the very first collaborative project - the 1951 Ferrari 212 Inter. With production only kicking off in 1952, the Inter was the first car to leave Modena’s assembly line sporting the Pininfarina moniker on its flanks. Often referred to as the first ‘production’ Ferrari, the 212 was nevert...

When my father Pietro starts stacking wood in the fireplace and announces that his friends will be over for dinner, I know what’s coming. As his guests arrive, he’ll welcome them with glasses of deep and tannic Nero di Troia. He’ll chat with them about one thing or another as he checks on the fire. And then, as the thin outer layer transforms into...

Even though some of us may not want to admit it, we love Italian cars. Despite their bad track record for reliability and inferiority compared to some of their other European contemporaries, Italian cars have verve and a personality that other automakers simply can't match. We tend to look past their flaws and appreciate them for what they are, alt...

With hundreds of distinct wine regions amidst a plethora of native spirits and cocktails, there’s no shame in being a little intimidated by the world of Italian drink. As vaccines continue to flow and the possibility of international travel begins to appear on the horizon, now is the perfect time to acquaint yourself with some of the nation’s most...