Ferrari will soon unveil the fastest and most powerful production car the Italian luxury performance brand has ever produced. Powered by a 790 horsepower V12 engine, the Ferrari 812 Superfast, true to its name, will be able to go from zero to 60 miles per hour in under three seconds and will have a top speed of 211 miles per hour. This won't be the...

I went to Tulane University in New Orleans, and prior to that my family opened a restaurant here in Columbus, Ohio, called Lindey’s. It’s an Upper East Side, New York–style café-bistro that has now become an institution in Columbus. It opened in 1981, and that was the year I started college, so my career was launched with the family business. When...

My wife says I'm a great kisser. Perhaps it's because I've had lots of practice before she came into my life. (Only joking, lovey!) But perhaps it's because I'm Italian. Yea... that's the story and I'm sticking to it. Aside from burning 6 calories per kiss (as Father Guido Sarducci used to say, "It adds up!), there are other health benefits from ki...

“L’immagine dell’Italia, oggi, è idealizzata. Nessuno si sofferma sui problemi della politica. Non importano più di tanto. Sì, è vero, a volte c’è chi fa una battuta ironica. Ma, tutto là. C’è una mitizzazione dell’Italia come terra del buon gusto e della ‘Dolce vita’. Insomma, del Paese dove lo stile di vita è unico”. Ilaria Costa non riesce a con...

Italia è sinonimo di fascino ed eleganza. In tutto il mondo gli italiani sono famosi per quel certo non so che che, anche quando sono vestiti con semplicità, riesce a distinguerli. Si chiama stile e a New York, dove la moda è una cosa seria, gli italiani hanno una vera e propria reputazione per essere stylish. Parlando di made in Italy, quindi, è i...

“I enjoy people, and I entertain a lot. Food and wine should be shared with everybody. Bring out the good stuff, don’t hold back! The good stuff should always be shared with those you love.”  — Carmela Porter. Maybe it’s her Italian heritage, or warm smile and ready laugh, but when petite Carmela Porter walks into a room she brings a big enthusiasm...

DOUBLING UP: Tod’s is twice as nice in Miami, its sole U.S. city with two stores. The Italian brand wanted to follow up its longtime Bal Harbour, Fla., boutique with something special for its new location in the Miami Design District. The neighborhood provided an obvious art platform, expressed through mobile wall panels that connect to form a 60-f...

On the occasion of the Italian Design Day in 100 locations around the world, 100 “ambassadors” of Italian culture (designers, entrepreneurs, journalists, critics, communicators, teachers...) will illustrate the concept of excellence. ICI presents world-famous Italian architect/designer Michele de Lucchi in conversazion with Mario Milana, Matteo Mil...

Fabrizio Nestola, 44 years old, is a Professor of Mineralogy at the University of Padua. He has worked hard not only for his academic career but also to carry on his research on diamonds. Prof Nestola’s aim is the one of finding out what lays behind the diamonds, even studying the super-giant ones (3000 carats), the super-deep and rare ones to be f...

U.S.-based entrepreneur Amanda Carye id building a bridge between Italian shoemakers and American customers. When she spent six months in Italy for a business course, Ms. Carye met artisans who could make a beautiful shoe out of any material, including furlane, which was very popular not a long time ago. Amanda Carye found furlane shoes “highly fun...