We recently revealed that Sabatino Truffles, the sister company of our Featured Sponsor partner Skin&Co Roma, had unearthed the world's largest truffle on record last month.   Found in the Umbria region of central Italy, the massive truffle weighs 4.16 pounds, which is almost twice the size of the current record holder.   Read mor...

Georgetown University Italian Research Institute, in collaboration with the Embassy of Italy, is sponsoring a symposium and round table discussion on family businesses, a valued tradition in Italian business entrepreneurship and the "Made in Italy" brand.   The panelists, representing different sectors of Italian and non-Italian family busin...

This summer, the Frist Center for the Visual Arts will offer a lineup of exciting public programs in conjunction with the presentation of Italian Style: Fashion since 1945, an exhibition that chronicles the birth and growth of the Italian fashion industry from the post–World War II recovery years to the present day. Program highlights include a con...

by Michelle Tay   Bentley is lighting up its debut at Design Miami 2014 with some neon tubing in an installation by Italian conceptual artist Massimo Uberti.   Inspired by Bentley's vehicle audit bays (those neon-lit inspection areas where all cars are carefully inspected prior to delivery), the Brescia-born and Milan-based Uberti, wh...

Prosecco has outstripped champagne as the world's favourite bubbly. And listening to industry insiders assembled in the city of Romeo and Juliet for the VinItaly wine fair, the global love affair with the country's finest fizz is not about to go flat.   A disappointing 2014 harvest means producers could soon be struggling to keep pace with e...

How has Italy influenced the world of Jewelry? Join us for a special lecture on the art of Italian Jewelry led by Italian designer Pascal Fusco of Angelo Fusco Jewelry and the exhibition of Mrs. B Collection by Cathy Borlenghi Italian Handcrafted Jewelry.   Special discounts of Mrs.B Collection fo...

Italian Stories is a refreshing approach to travel. A method for travelers to find "authentic experiences with Italian artisans". They live by the motto, "You don't visit a land, you go live it". They offer unique opportunities to visit artisans in their laboratories (workshops), and if you wish, spend the day learning the 'secrets' of their s...

La macchina dell'artigianato made in Italy prova a voltare pagina con la crisi, "aggredendo" i mercati esteri e portando a casa un risultato di tutto rilievo: +5% l'incremento delle esportazioni nell'ultimo trimestre del 2013, qualcosa in più del +4,3% del totale del settore manifatturiero.   La "scossa" - che fa sperare anche in una rimessa...

Several fast-growing Italian brands are leading the charge for the imported sparkling wine category in the U.S. market, which rose 5.5% to 6.7 million cases in 2013, according to Impact Databank. The imported sparkling wine category's two biggest brands—Freixenet USA's flagship Cava and Bacardi's Martini & Rossi—saw single-digit declines last...

"When two years ago Valentino was acquired by Qatar investment firm Mayhoola for €700 million, some might have thought that multiples were too high.   Instead, the Qatar fund had understood the group's sizeable growth potential. For this year, we estimate revenues to increase more than 30% to €650 million. And we expect to reach €1 billion i...