In Italy, you don’t find only nice stores, you find very old ones, too. Mind, trade and commerce have a long history everywhere in the world, but there aren’t many places where you can find ateliers, restaurants, or cafés operating for more than – or the best part of – a century (although I am sure that there are a store or two in London or Paris t...

Sicily is a land of flavors, myths, legends and stories, of folk beliefs and sayings that tell an anecdote or reveal the intrinsic character of its inhabitants. From this millenary culture come sweets and first courses, fragrances and flavors that still remain known and hidden treasures, testimony to the worlds and thousand faces of Sicily. Fruits...

In the first nine months of 2022 italian agrifood export registered a growth of 10.9 percent. In 2021 it had already registered an increase of +18.2% over 2020, reaching a value of $6.5 billion (of which $2.3 in wine alone). The sector alone generates more than 10 percent of the value of our exports to the U.S., with a very positive impact on small...

To say that Sardinia is a magical island sounds like the usual cliché. In reality, everything here is imbued with a thousand-year-old culture. More or less hidden, it has come down to us and survives in superstitious rites, folklore, customs and solemn rituals to which the community is very attached. If you visit this island, you will find many obj...

Tomato-based products are an excellence of the Italian food industry. In fact, Italy is not only the third largest processor in the world after the U.S. and China but also the leading processor of tomatoes by-products for final consumption with a 14.8 percent share worldwide and 56.5 percent in Europe, amounting to a turnover of €4 billion. These n...

Over in Europe, cured meat is big business. According to SIAL Paris, the European market represents a €62 billion turnover, with production reaching over 14 million tonnes. The stand-out nations for cured meat are Spain and Italy. The Spanish produce the absolutely brilliant jamón ibérico, while the Italians are busy curing up massive quantities of...

Contemplated, loved and revered: Brunello di Montalcino is confirmed as the champion wine for notoriety in Italy, known to 2 out of 3 consumers, as revealed by the annual report by “Wine Intelligence” that analyzed the strength and recognizability of Italy’s 46 main wine appellations. A giant of celebrity in the face of a “nano-share” of vineyard a...

Prosciutto crudo, known simply as “prosciutto” or “Parma ham” in English-speaking countries, is one of our Made in Italy’s most renowned products. Who doesn’t know it or hasn’t tried it in a sandwich, on a pizza or layered delicately on a plate, for a perfect snack with fresh bread and some parmigiano? Prosciutto crudo is produced in several areas...

Every year, Wine Enthusiast magazine rewards the most influential players in the Wine and Spirits industry with the Wine Star Awards throughout various categories. For "Wine Region of the Year 2022", Abruzzo won over Marlborough, New Zealand, Southern Oregon / Rogue Valley, Oregon, Uco Valley, Argentina and SLO Coast, California, thanks mainly to t...

Gucci is wrapping up construction work at a new location on Palm Beach's Worth Avenue, and the famed Italian fashion brand could open its store there by early next year. In a presentation to the Town Council on Aug. 9, Oscar Soto, an attorney for the company, said Gucci hopes to complete interior renovation work to a 5,800-square-foot space at 225...