On Aug. 12, Tuscan Brands will host the sixth annual Concorso Italiano car show at its flagship location in Salem. Hosted by Tuscan Brands founder and owner, Joe Faro, the automobile showcase will feature European luxury cars including Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Porsches, McLarens and Maseratis, which will be on display at the Tuscan Village Piazza, t...

Can you remember off-hand the colors of the Italian flag ? Think of 10 countries whose flags you know... most probably Italy is among them.  The Italian flag owes it notoriety to  all the Italian food places selling pizza, pasta, gelato that have 'invaded' the world. It is strange because Italians are not as proud of their flag as Americans are of...

Anyone who appreciates Italian cars and cuisine will want to check out this sweet street festival on Friday night in the heart of Pittsburgh’s vibrant Strip District. Sleek automobiles, authentic piastra and cicchetti dishes and summery cocktails will line 15th Street when Ron Lewis Alfa Romeo and Lidia’s Pittsburgh team up to celebrate all things...

Mantua-based Corneliani has been quietly making waves since the 1930s. Everything about the brand is refined—there are no flashy logos, no blinding brights, no “where would I ever wear that?” silhouettes. And while these things certainty have their place, as evidenced by the meteoric arc of Gucci’s truly outré designs over the past few years, this...

After racing down a two-mile runway, a van carrying top airport officials rattled onto a patch of asphalt overrun with tall swaying grass, wildflowers and herbs. “Ah, smell that oregano,” said Antonio Maria Vasile. “It’s wild fennel if it’s anything,” replied his boss, Marco Franchini. “No, it’s oregano,” grumbled Mr. Vasile as Mr. Franchini steppe...

We actually started in the maritime industry almost four decades ago, in 1980,” starts Federico Rossi, the charming, unconventional and entirely Italian COO of the Rossinavi shipyard as we sit in their modern meeting rooms in Viareggio. This may come as a surprise to those who were only made aware of the brand in 2007 when they emerged as builders...

Furla, the Italian luxury brand of bags and leather accessories, has opened a new shop in Miami. Located at Aventura, the largest shopping mall in Florida and the second largest shopping mall in the United States, the store spans over 1,000 square feet. It is Furla’s fifth shop in the U.S. The Miami flagship design store features interiors of durma...

If you’ve ever been to Venice, you’ve seen some of his magnificent work: the clock tower at Piazza San Marco, which he was charged with reconstructing in the mid 18th century. A few years later he added the nativity scene and the three kings automata to the tower, which hordes of tourists view and enjoy each year. I’m referring to accomplished watc...

“Ciao, what are you up to?” Flavia says while looking at me and checking if I have any white hair, if my dress is this season’s or a couple of years old, and whether I have gained weight or not. “Nothing much, and you? How are you all?” I reply, while checking basically the same things. “So and so, we keep going,” she answers. An Italian will never...

Cesare Catania is not only an artist in life, he is also a multi-facetted man with a lot of skills; a complex personality mastering many disciplines that finally enrich and serve his art. This brilliant master of all trades with encyclopaedic knowledge wears by turns the hat of an artist, of course as a painter and sculptor but he also wears the ha...