Italian design house Zagato has taken to the Tokyo motor show to reveal its IsoRivolta Vision Gran Turismo, which will star in the new Gran Turismo Sport video game. Named after the Milan-based automaker Iso, the IsoRivolta features a bespoke chassis and is powered by a 6.2-litre twin-turbo V8 from a Callaway Corvette. According to Zagato, the IsoR...

Five hundred years ago this week, Martin Luther is said to have nailed his 95 theses to the door of Wittenberg, Germany’s Castle Church, ushering in a revolt against the Roman Catholic Church. The ensuing theological demolition also involved its artwork, much of which was defaced or burned in now-Protestant areas of Europe. On the turf it managed t...

A new, Italian-flagged ocean freighter that can hold 6,700 cars now bears the name of the port that handles more cars, trucks and other “roll-on/roll-off” cargo than any other in the U.S. The Grimaldi Group’s Grande Baltimora, a 656-foot car carrier with a beam of 106 feet, was christened with a bottle of champagne on Tuesday, cracked against the s...

Simple things are the most difficult things to do really well,”says Gianluca Isaia, the creator, soul and entrepreneur of a tailoring brand that from Naples has conquered the world of male elegance. And he says this in a video that opens the workshop on the fashion and luxury industry, the third in the series “This is Italy, parts unknown”, the New...

Snaidero USA, the leader in North American imports of European kitchen cabinets, has been chosen as the kitchen supplier for the 549 ultra-luxury condos of the Brickell Flatiron, a new Downtown Miami development by Ugo Colombo’s CMC Group with architecture by Luis Revuelta. With this project, Snaidero USA continues to fulfill its mission of bringin...

Artist Jim Dessicino's grandmother, whose parents had immigrated to the U.S. from the Adriatic Coast of Italy, had always told him she didn't speak Italian. So he was understandably confused when he moved into her old house in New Jersey in 2016 and found heaps of old family documents, including letters addressed to his grandmother written in Itali...

October is National Italian Heritage Month, and in New Jersey the single largest ethnic group is Italian (followed by African and Irish). Almost 20 percent of the state population— more than1.5 million residents — identifies as having Italian heritage, according to the 2000 U.S. Census. But Italians have so melded into the American population over...

Luxottica Retail North America has advised Tennessee officials it will permanently lay off 208 employees at a Hickory Hill facility Dec. 31. The Department of Labor and Workforce Development alerted Memphis-area officials Thursday that Luxottica filed a notice that a layoff would occur at 5780 E. Shelby Drive. Luxottica designs, makes and distribut...

Upper East Side art gallery Di Donna has launched the first major US exhibition of Italian artist Nuvolo — whose art was collected in the ’50s and ’60s by Peggy Guggenheim, but later fell into obscurity outside of Italy. The new show as curated by Germano Celant hangs Nuvolo paintings alongside works by his peers and influences including Cy Twombly...

Stereotypes: there’s always a bit of truth in every one of them, positive or negative, and those about Italy are plenty: Italians are loud, Italians can’t stand in a queue, Italians always stick with one another, Italians always think about food. I am sure you can think of some more yourself.   But Italy is a pretty big country and very varied when...