For a brief moment of time, largely during the 1960s, Italian spaghetti westerns shot across the international cinematic sky, making luminaries of directors like Sergio Leone and jump-starting Clint Eastwood's feature career. One of the most celebrated of these films was Sergio Corbucci's 1968 "The Great Silence," an epic with an eclectic cast —...

“It’s like ‘Game of Thrones, no?” jokes Massimo Bottura of his wolf motif T-shirt. The animalia was courtesy of Gucci, which is run by his old grade school chum Marco Bizzarri. The two, along with Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele, have collaborated on a range of projects, the latest of which is the Osteria at Gucci Garden in Florence, ope...

JamesSuckling.com announces the Great Wines of Italy 2018 USA Tour in four cities across the United States, featuring Italy’s most sought-after wines from established prestigious brands, as well as select premium boutique estates. Producers from 180 participating wineries will be in attendance to pour some of their best wines at four walk-around ta...

Italian filmmaker Corrado Franco’s “Al Di Qua,” filmed among Turin’s homeless population, is not your typical social issue movie. Few would have the notion to give one of his subjects, a bearded street fellow named Rodolfo, an on-screen funeral in which dozens of his fellow itinerants form a procession to enter a hospital chapel for a testimonial-l...

Beverly Hills’ Nerano, an upscale Italian restaurant owned by the Toscana Restaurant Group, hosted its first in a series of monthly wine dinners. For this inaugural dinner in its swank BG Lounge, Nerano’s sommelier, Samantha Johnston, and executive chef, Michele Lisi, teamed up withMarchesi Antinori Wines ambassador Alessia Botturi to pair its...

The Fallen One, an original adaptation of La Traviata. Saturday August 12th, 7:30 p.m. | Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza - 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362 The Fallen One is an original adaptation of La Traviata, the opera masterpiece written by the Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi in 1853. The Fallen One is about a beautiful young wo...

It’s been hardly a month since the news of America’s first Lamborghini Centenario getting delivered to the lucky customer filled up blog spaces and car news sites. All four Lamborghini Centenario coupes have hit the streets already and now it’s the turn of the Roadster variant. The good news is that the world’s first Lamborghini Centenario Roadster...

“Giuseppe Franco Salon Opening Summer 2017” reads a sign in a window on Canon Drive in Beverly Hills. Well, not exactly what you are thinking. This soon opening salon is the 5th Giuseppe Franco, born in Calabria and raised in New Jersey, is opening next to the other four he has been operating for 35 years in the heart of Beverly Hills.  Among his c...

Ermenegildo Zegna, long a mainstay in the Italian luxury fashion world, got a high-wattage boost when it appointed visionary Stefano Pilati earlier this year as creative director of Agnona, the women's collection, and as head of design for Ermenegildo Zegna. Zegna's tradition of tailoring and leadership in fabrics, combined with Pilati's vision, wi...

di Fucsia Nissoli   Oggi, nella Sala Stampa della Camera dei Deputati, si è svolta la Conferenza: "La Dieta Mediterranea strumento di promozione e difesa del Made in Italy" in Italia e negli Usa". La conferenza curata da Daniela Puglielli e da Giusi Malcangi e moderata dalla giornalista Carmen Dambruoso. Nel mio intervento di saluto , ho fat...