The Bel Paese has always distinguished itself for elegance and know how to do in the most varied sectors of commerce: from haute couture to wine production, it has always given us great satisfaction. And the same is true for the automotive sector, in fact the best sports cars in the world are the result of the genius Made in Italy. From Lamborghini...

Parmigiano Reggiano PDO cheese won 126 medals, an unprecedented achievement, at the World Cheese Awards 2022, the world’s most important cheese competition. This year’s competition was held in Oviedo, Spain, from Nov. 3-6. The international jury of 250 experts awarded Parmigiano Reggiano PDO the historic record of 7 Super Gold medals, 6 of which we...

The planetary success of anchovies (and especially anchovies from the Cantabrian Sea) is pushing up the revenues and growth ambitions of Rizzoli Emanuelli, one of Italy’s leading specialists in anchovy fillets, with which it makes more than half of its revenues and in which it has invested heavily over the past decade. Helping to make them trendy a...

Through several beautifully costumed movies—including A Bigger Splash and I Am Love—Luca Guadagnino has always been a filmmaker of lusciously chic images. So it was about time that he signed his name under an expressly fashion-focused film. With his documentary Salvatore: Shoemaker Of Dreams, the Italian director does exactly that, delivering an op...

It is a wine result from the dream of a Procida winemaker, Biagio Lubrano Lavadera, belonging to a long generation of island farmers, who not only wanted to grow grapes, but also to produce and bottle his wine. But the only way has always been to contact a winery on the mainland, given the rules in force. The turning point came thanks to the oenolo...

You’ve probably heard of grissini (breadsticks) and you’ll definitely have heard  of crisps, olives and salted peanuts being eaten as a pre-dinner accompaniment  to a drink–both in Italy and abroad. But head to the savoury snack aisle of an  Italian supermarket and you’ll suddenly wonder how it’s possible for there to be  just so many different way...

We drive our little Fiat 500 through the woods down a gravelly road just a few minutes from the small hill town of Radda in Chianti. One side of the track is lined by a fence, behind which a few dozen furry goats briefly stop their plant-munching to watch us drive through the iron gate. A few large white dogs blend into the herd, and they also watc...

When one thinks of Versace, one might think of the supermodel-filled runways during founder Gianni Versace’s heyday in the ‘90s. One might think of its current face and creative director of the brand, Gianni’s sister Donatella Versace. Or, sadly, one might picture the caution tape outside Gianni’s Miami mansion when he was murdered in 1997 at 50 ye...

Unlike many other great grape varieties, Nebbiolo is geographically limited. A handful of very good examples can be found in Baja California and Arizona, but this is a grape whose reputation is firmly rooted in Italy's Piedmont region, where it reaches its peak with Barolo and Barbaresco. These are wines that often evolve over the decades into reds...

The province of Calabria, which composes the tip of the Italian "boot," is relatively unknown to outsiders. Condé Nast Traveler remarks that tourists are so rare in the region that those who do venture there can have a hard time finding accommodations. Italians from other regions express little interest in Calabria, as the province's reputation has...