A standout selection of Alfa Romeos will cross the block at the Gooding and Company auction in Scottsdale, Arizona, from January 19-20. Spanning the Italian automaker’s 1960s era, along with a rare model from 1951, are a number of seldom-seen Alfas, many of which are offered at No Reserve. Lot 136, a 1951 1900C Sprint, is one of the most-important...

Where does one start with the story of Giotto Bizzarrini? I guess in 1953. That's when, at the age of 28, he wrote his engineering thesis about the complete Abarthization of the Topolino, the 13 horsepower predecessor of the Fiat 500. The following year, he landed at Alfa Romeo (not unlike Enzo Ferrari back in the day), where he became a chassis en...

EA7 Emporio Armani will be the official outfitter of the 2018 Italian Olympic and Paralympic teams for the Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. This is the third time the brand has been the official outfitter of the Italian team including in London in 2012, Sochi in 2015, and Rio in 2016. The athletes will wear EA7 sportswear that will be deli...

In a world where billionaire businessmen regularly undercut wages, mechanize labor, and offshore production to meet quarterly deadlines, Brunello Cucinelli has done something different. The Italian fashion designer has merged the philosophies of Stoicism, Christianity, and German idealism to create a billion-dollar company. His focuses include crea...

The Roman high jeweler, Bulgari, will be opening its first boutique in Boston, Massachusetts at the historical building of 14 Newbury St.  Following the renovations of the brand’s historic Roman flagship and New York 5th Ave. flagship, an architectural concept by Peter Marino is being revealed in key locations across the globe, including Boston. “T...

La biografia di Claudio Del Vecchio, presidente e Ad di Brooks Brothers Group Inc la si può riassumere con una parola: camicia. Un po’, perché essere il figlio di Leonardo Del Vecchio , fondatore e uomo simbolo di un gigante come Luxottica , significa essere nato con la camicia. Un po’, però, perché ha dovuto dimostrare coi fatti che essere predest...

Italian luxury label Salvatore Ferragamo has opened a cutting-edge artisanal centre featuring a new design and prototyping lab for men’s and women’s leather goods in Osmannoro (Florence), as it looks to safeguard its design heritage and skillset. The workshop, which has been designed to save energy and use environmentally sustainable materials, hou...

Walking through the historic city center of Modena, Italy, cobblestone streets dating back centuries meander away from the main square, lined with boutiques, cafes and gelato shops. Couples walk arm-in-arm, laughing groups of friends and window shoppers stroll underneath the arcades. Noticeably absent from the scene are cars - the rules are that on...

It’s expected to fetch $1.3 million when it goes under the hammer in Arizona next month. The Ferrari F12 was a fabulous supercar in practically every way, but that didn’t stop the Italian automaker from improving on near-perfection. The result was the ferocious F12 tdf named after the Tour de France and the legendary 250 GT Berlinetta Tour de Franc...

In the 1930s, Elsa Schiaparelli, the cantankerous, iconoclastic, innovative Italian fashion designer who had adopted Paris as her home, was at the height of her career. She had captured the interest and following of celebrities, the press, and women in Europe and the US. She had tested boundaries, made headlines, and become a vibrant part of Parisi...