Say you’re shopping at a farmer’s market in Rome, and you’d like to pick up some nice, ripe watermelon. The signs at some stands call it “anguria”; others say “cocomero” or “melone d’acqua.” Why so many different words for the same fruit? Because in their daily lives, many Italians don’t speak Italian. That is, they don’t shop or chat or argue in s...

You would need to turn back to 2008 to find similar production levels in the Italian ceramics industry as those achieved last year: 415 million square meters of fabricated tiles, up 5.4% compared to 2015 and about 50 million square meters more compared to a difficult year in 2009. And there is no trace in the last twenty years of the boom of invest...

È ufficiale ormai da tempo: Starbucks Reserve aprirà i battenti a Milano, in piazza Cordusio, nel 2018 e l'attesa si fa trepidante. Ma cosa ne pensano gli esperti di caffè italiani? E quelli stranieri? Un documentario indaga sull'approdo del gigante americano in Italia insieme a baristi e torrefattori. Ne abbiamo parlato con gli ideatori del video....

The M1 Concourse, an 87-acre auto enthusiast "country club," will host the largest gathering of Italian vehicles ever in Michigan Sunday, June 11. More than 600 Italian cars and motorcycles are expected to be at the concourse in Pontiac. In addition, the "Italian Happening" will feature 40 wines from different regions in Italy, a beer garden and It...

The connection between the world of motorcycling and that of creative artists will now be one link stronger, as Ducati North America has chosen renowned tattoo artist GRIME with the distinction of being recognized as the first-ever Scrambler “Maverick.” The Italian company named GRIME as their inaugural Maverick to shine a spotlight on his unique a...

“Ferdinand II [1830-59] – known as ‘King Bomba’ by his enemies – was the greatest of his dynasty in Italy after Charles VII, a man of enormous personality and energy. History has been more than unjust in labelling this most Neapolitan of all rulers of Naples as ‘an unimaginative foreign tyrant’. He was the last of the benevolent despots, taking a k...

Up until recently, the Negroni was one of those cocktails that time had simply forgotten thanks to such bar fare as Lemon Drops, Fuzzy Navels, and Long Island Ice Tea. But just as those once-popular drinks from the ’90s and ’00s have faded, old classics have reemerged, timeless cocktails like the Old Fashioned, Manhattan, and, yes, the Negroni, a b...

The teenagers panted heavily as they climbed up the steep slope in the early morning, the Mediterranean sun glittering on the sea far below. Along the way, they stopped to survey the stone walls bordering the winding roads, carefully taking measurements. “When you rebuild a wall, you dig among the rubble until you find the original corner stones, a...

‘There are 15,000 pairs of archive designs at the Salvatore Ferragamo museum in Florence,’ enthuses Paul Andrew, appointed the house’s first design director of women’s footwear last September. ‘To be given the keys to that as a shoe designer, is the most precious gift.’ Similarly, the British-born, New York-based designer’s association with the Ita...

Those who knew Gennaro "Jerry" Malvone knew that he was a man who enjoyed to laugh. Jerry once owned a Cadillac Eldorado that had an automatic start button on the keys. One day, he was standing at the door of his original Jerry and Sal's Pizza location when he saw a friend walking by. As his friend walked by his car, he hit the automatic start and...