Designed to make diners feel as though they’re inside an Italian home kitchen, Via Emilia 9 boasts an eat-in bar, a pasta making station, rustic chairs, a mini-market with Italian goods, and an entire chalkboard wall dedicated to showcasing featured wines. It’s intimate, romantic, and its shabby chic vibe makes you feel as though you’ve left South...

A recent study funded by Comitato Leornardo – an Italian Committee aimed at promoting Made in Italyabroad –  has pointed out that design and artisan know-how are the main attractive elements of products from Emilia-Romagna for foreign investments. These findings were announced during the conference promoted by Comitato Leonardo and IMA Spa (the wor...

Thirty years have passed since the official presentation of the F40, which took place on 21 July 1987 at the Civic Centre in Maranello, now home to the Ferrari Museum. Created to celebrate the company’s 40th anniversary, it was the last car to carry the founder’s “signature”. It was a definitive car, the ultimate expression of the technology thus f...

“Italy” carries a certain connotation. Maybe it’s garlic or wine or narrow cobblestone paths. Perhaps it's portico-lined streets with outdoor cafes where diners take three hours to finish a plate of prosciutto. Or it’s fit men and women in slim-fitting clothes, driving fast cars, and saying everything with a passion so strong the words they use don...

There have always been different types of vinegar made from grape must in Modena, which have developed in accordance with the history of various recipes, different methods of preparation and aging. The origin of these products dates back to ancient Roman traditions. The term balsamic is relatively young, however, and was used for the first time in...

In the mid-nineteenth century Italy was a place of great social differences, varieties of intent and multiplicity of interests and fashions. Suffice it to think that half of the peninsula had been involved in the Independence Wars while the south was placidly on its way to the Bourbon decline that the movie "The Leopard" such beautifully taught us....

Just nine months after the inauguration of their plant in Crespellano—a €500 million investment with 600 new jobs, making it the largest facility that produces tobacco sticks for low-risk IQOS ‘cigarettes’ in the world—Philip Morris has announced that it will double down on its Bologna-based factory: another €500 million and up to 600 further hirin...

“Vestire la casacca a stelle e strisce” per entrare nel mercato degli Stati Uniti d’America, uno dei più interessanti per l’export agroalimentare italiano: il flusso verso gli USA rappresenta il 10% delle esportazioni totali in valore e il Paese si colloca al 3° posto tra i clienti dell’Italia. L’Italia è il primo esportatore mondiale negli USA di...

Steve McQueen famously said: “Life is racing. Everything else is just waiting.” In June, more than 100 drivers and their crews of the Italian motoring club proved the actor right. The Modena Cento Ore, an annual road rally race through the Northern Italian “Motor Valley” that lies between the Adriatic Sea and the Mediterranean, ended as per traditi...

Italy’s Parmigiano Reggiano Consortium is investing €1.2 million to increase sales in the US market by 10% in 2017. Last year, the US was the top foreign market for the Consortium. Actions will also be taken against imitation and 'Italian sounding' products, which deceive 67% of American consumers by using the Italian flag or other Italian symbols...