The Best of Italian Design is a unique event dedicated to celebrate and display the most prestigious Italian brands and Made in Italy high-end products. The event is created for local industry professionals, architects, interior designers, general contractors, and developers interested in meeting and networking with Italian iconic design companies...

The Italians are renowned for their engineering prowess and for their sense of style, both of which have been combined to produce some of the most iconic automotive and motorcycling brands in the world. In the motorcycling world, this is all the more fascinating due to the fact that many of the motorcycle manufacturers only started producing motorc...

In northern Italy, in the Brescia Province of Lombardy, lies a fountain of youth. The fresh winds blowing in off the Alps have something to do with it; the lake, too, the way it stretches down from the mountains like a shimmering green tail. Polished mahogany speedboats glint across the surface, skimming past bathers cooling off along the shore—a s...

According to Save the Duck, New Yorkers are down for some down-alternatives. The three-generations strong Milan-based sustainable parka-centric brand has opened its first flagship store in the bustling downtown retail mecca.To celebrate, director and general manager, USA for Save the Duck, Loris Spadaccini, was on hand at the new 1500-square-foot l...

We have seen many recent cases of such cooperation. The good may be represented by the recent outing of the Ford Ranger and VW Amarok siblings, the bad (though mostly in the eyes of diehard fans) could be exemplified by the BMW Z4 x Toyota GR Supra, and the ugly is without a doubt the Renault Captur turned Mitsubishi ASX with just the flip of a bad...

Piedmont is a very iconic region for Italian wine. Sophisticated and valuable, this region represents the culture and history of wine in Italy. This region has had vineyards since the 6th century BC and to this day cultivates and produces some of the best wine in the world. The major areas of vineyards in Piedmont are the Langhe, Roero, Monferrato,...

A new report from the Bologna-based economic research institute Nomisma found that in the first half of 2022, the export value of Italian spirit grappa in the US had increased by 57% compared to the same period in 2021. Although only 3% of the grappa sold abroad is placed in the US market, its star is on the rise. While grappa may not yet have the...

For some years now, salami has steadily shown the best export growth trends within Italy’s cured meats. Credit is due to the opening of the USA market, but also to this product’s ability to interpret new consumption styles, starting with appetizers and other occasions for conviviality. According to data from Assica (the association that brings toge...

During a recent vacation I visited Tuscan wineries in a Fiat 500 car— known in Italy as a cinquecento (pronounced CHINK-way CHEN-tow). The word—rolling with alliteration—can apparently also add emphasis. The car is a mobile chunk of culture—compact and crammed with history, like the Italian Republic. A Florentine winemaker named Paola, or Paolina (...

Chiodo is the Italian word for “nail.” While historians and archaeologists believe the first nail-like tools were used by the Homo Sapiens and the great Egyptians knew them, too, the first archaeology-attested signs of their use belong to Roman times and it was them, our ancient, sandal-clad ancestors, who made this now ubiquitous object mainstream...