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...

I never saw Gone With The Wind, but I basically know what it’s about; Southern Belle, Civil War, lost love, racist depictions of black people, “Frankly Scarlett, I don’t give a damn,” and ‘The End.’ Likewise, I never really listened to Frank Sinatra, but I know his basic life-story; poor Italian kid, Tommy Dorsey feud, Bobby Soxers, Ava Gardner, Fr...

When Gaetano Donizetti’s operatic tragedy Lucia di Lammermoor opens at the Santa Fe Opera in July, women touched by the tragic-romantic performance can bury their memories in a new, authentic Italian “Lucia Clutch” handbag. The handmade leather clutch comes from artisan workshops in Italy through a limited-edition offering by Santa Fe startup “ital...

Sulla copertina di quello che in molti ritengono l’album più importante della storia della musica moderna c’è un unico italiano. Si chiamava Sabato (Simon) Rodia  e nel 1967 i Beatles lo hanno voluto tra i 60 profili della cover più bella di sempre della storia del rock: quella di Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, uscito il primo giugno di 50...

After serving as Watertown’s Fire Chief for more than 13 years, Mario Orangio is planning on retiring. Orangio announced his departure to the Town Council this week, citing health issues. Orangio was first appointed as a firefighter in 1989, moving up to lieutenant in 1997 and then captain in 2000. He was appointed chief in 2004. “I have some healt...