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A certain class of people, through luck or cunning or inheritance or just plain smarts, accrue a massive amount of wealth and power, not necessarily in that order. But the work of plotting and ruling can be exhausting. So, who can really fault the rich and power-hungry for building an exclusive vacation destination, a spot to which they can escape...

The Italian eyewear manufacturer and the American brand under the The Gap Inc. umbrella have decided to renew their global eyewear licensing agreement for the exclusive design, development, production and distribution of the label’s ophthalmic and sunglass collections. The deal marks the third in a row signed by the two companies and will run until...

Say the words “red sauce,” and many of us immediately conjure the smell of hearty tomato “gravy” bubbling away on grandma’s stove or in the kitchen of a favorite Italian restaurant. Whether you’re of Italian descent or not, it’s hard to argue that the fresh zing of basil and oregano, the spicy scents of veal, pork, or beef, and a steaming heap of p...

Oggi l’on. Fucsia Nissoli, a Catania, ha incontrato il Presidente della Regione Sicilia, Nello Musumeci, per parlare dei siciliani nel mondo. “E’ stato un incontro cordiale e proficuo – ha dichiarato l’on. Nissoli – teso a individuare piste di lavoro in favore della Comunità siciliana all’estero ed in particolare in Nord e Centro America, dove sono...

Visita a sorpresa ieri mattina a Palazzo di Città con tanto di foto ricordo nella Sala consiliare per le sorelle Janine Coyne e Louise Coyne McCarthy. Le due donne - si legge in una nota diffusa dall'amministrazione comunale -, residenti a New York dove si occupano della gestione dell’Italian American Museum, hanno girato la Puglia per dieci giorni...

Influential Renaissance-era architect Michelozzo di Bartolomeo Michelozzo was on the regular payroll of Cosimo de' Medici. This led to some of the best-known architectural work in Italy. One of Michelozzo's best-known accomplishments was a result of Medici commissions, with rival architect Brunelleschi losing out. Palazzo Medici Riccardi (pictured...

Who says that religion is outdated? It seems the Order of Friar Minors of San Francesco Stimmatizzato have taken their new pastoral mission in stride, ending up being a mediatic sensation while at it.  Last Sunday a group of Franciscans, along with young members of the diocese of Florence, have entertained passerbys and onlookers with a modern danc...

There are many excellences that make Italy a unique place in the world. The peculiarity of the Italian territory and its ancient history make it possible to find things that cannot be found elsewhere. Italian Traditions will present the 10 world records that make Italy an international excellence by explaining in detail what they are. We will lead...

A fizzy red wine from Emilia-Romagna, Lambrusco is one of Italy’s most underrated vini. Despite common misconceptions, we’re here to say that it’s time to give this wine a fresh look – and fall is the perfect season to do it! Read on to discover five reasons why we're falling for Lambrusco right now. 1. It pairs well with many different foods.  Wit...

La senatrice Francesca Alderisi (Fi) – eletta nella Circoscrizione Estero, ripartizione Nord e Centro America – lo scorso 28 settembre ha incontrato, presso l’Ambasciata degli Stati Uniti d’America a Roma, il Primo Segretario agli Affari Politici Morgan Hall, alla presenza dell’analista politico Manuele Ferrari Angelo-Comneno. Durante il colloquio,...

There is a something momentous happening within the curved and shrouded walls of Ferrari’s new Centro Stile (which sounds better than “design center,” its English translation). Historically the brand outsourced its interior and exterior design to celebrated companies like Pininfarina, Vignale and Zagato while it focused on the engines and platforms...

Italian film composer Stelvio Cipriani has died today (October 1) at the age of 81. He had been suffering from ischaemia since December 2017. Studying at the Santa Cecilia Conservatory from the age of 14, Cipriani spent his early career playing in cruise-ship bands, leading to encounter with jazz musician Dave Brubeck, before accompanying italian a...