Tomorrow marks the 20th anniversary of the death of the Italian designer Gianni Versace, an event that the world will come to know much more about when Ryan Murphy’s American Crime Story series about his assassination debuts early next year. Versace was 50 and at the top of the game when he was murdered in his Miami home. Much of what is considered...

Don’t be alarmed if you see 30 flashy Lamborghinis during your morning commute. It’s not a celebrity or the president. It’s just some people with big pockets and a luxury road trip ahead of them. Lamborghini’s Giro is an annual event where Lamborghini owners from around the country meet up for a massive road trip. This year, the trip will be a five...

Louis Avallone came to the USA from Italy in 1964, speaking no English and looking for the opportunity to build a new life in this land of freedom. Talking with 101.7 / 710 KEEL’s Robert J Wright, his son, Louis Jr., tells about his dad’s strength, faith and success. Avallone also tells KEEL listeners how Louis Sr. instinctively knew of this countr...

Living and working in the midst of nature, eliminating stressful trips to the office, and setting aside all of the bad, depressing feelings caused by bosses who are more stressed out than you are. Sure, you won’t get rich, but you’ll gain more in terms of the quality of living: changing everything in order to open an agritourism spot in ‘Bella Ital...

In any country you go to, there's a long list of unwritten rules which it's wise to figure out quickly to avoid offence or embarrassment. And Italy has more of its fair share of such rules. From how to order your coffee to which pasta shapes to pair with which sauces, from hand gestures to using 'tu' and 'Lei', trying to fit in with the Italians ca...

In an industry that is notoriously slow to innovate, Stefania Bortolami isn’t resting on her laurels. In the shadow of international mega-galleries, the Italian-born gallerist is carving out a innovative niche for herself with her new gallery space in Manhattan’s Tribeca, where she fosters an engaging program of promising emerging and established m...

In 2005, David Griffin and James Ferrara hosted a weeklong house party at a restored villa in Italy’s northeastern Veneto region. Villa Saraceno, built in 1545, is one of 20 or so surviving estates designed by Andrea Palladio, one of the greatest Italian architects of the Renaissance. During their stay, Griffin and Ferrara became smitten with the v...

Eating and partying: two things Italians take very seriously. So seriously in fact that the country’s most famous jewellery house has dedicated its latest High Jewellery collection to the Italian art of throwing a ‘festa’. Launched with a suitably extravagant party in Venice, the collection is Bulgari’s most celebratory yet. Over 100 pieces fall in...

Alberto Alessi is current CEO of the prestigious Italian design company Alessi SPA, founded by his grandfather in 1921. As highlighted by Alberto in his book “La Fabbrica dei sogni” (the Dreams Factory) about Alessi SPA story, the company was originally launched in Omegna (Piedmont) and it focused on the production of houseware. It was Alberto’s da...

Nothing warms the Italian heart like great food and music, especially when it includes dancing outdoors on a warm summer night. And that’s exactly what Casa Italia has to offer at Ballo Sotto le Stelle. Slated for Aug. 18 at the Casa’s Festival Center, the event will begin with a sumptuous feast, served family-style by Alta Villa Banquets on tables...