Maserati North America today announced its January 2017 sales results, solidifying the luxury Italian automaker as the number one premium brand for year-over-year sales in the United States with an increase of 69.3 percent for January, compared with the same month in 2016. Maserati sold 889 units last month in the United States, up from 525 units i...

Hormone-treated meat from the US is bad... for European motorbikes. Particularly for the Vespa scooter: in the US market, the “Wasp” is in danger of extinction – or almost, in spite of its iconic status on both sides of the pond. That's because duties on the Italian scooter and all other EU motorcycles between 51 and 500 cubic centimeters might dou...

The Italian Trade Commission will host an event tonight in New York to celebrate the best expressions of Made in Italy. The evening gala, to be held at Manhattan’s Spring Studios, will mark the end of the prestigious wine tasting event Vino 2017. During the evening, guests won’t only have the chance to taste the products of more than 70 high-end It...

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles made an emphatic statement about the future of its Alfa Romeo brand with its second-quarter TV commercial during the Super Bowl. The ad, "Riding Dragons," made it clear that, after years of frustrating delays in relaunching its Italian sports-car brand in the U.S. market, FCA is committing itself to come through on the amb...

How times have changed for Roman nobles, who've long shied away from mingling with the masses. Now they're now opening the doors to their secret palazzos -- for a fee. Guided tours, complete with anecdotes and munchies, now greet guests at luxurious residences once restricted to blue bloods. Some of the buildings that still house Rome's aristocrat...

Frrank DiCara is 90 years old, but he still remembers what it felt like to wake up an enemy in his hometown. It was 1941, and he was a 14-year-old kid in Highlandtown, an Italian-American neighborhood in Baltimore, when news broke that Japan had bombed Pearl Harbor, bringing the U.S. into war with the Axis Powers of Japan, Germany and Italy. For pe...

It makes sense for Lady Gaga to be wearing lots of patriotic sports-themed apparel, like her football purse, in the days leading up to her performance at what might be the most American sporting event of the year, the Super Bowl. Which appears to be why she chose to where a red, white and blue trendy track ensemble at Thursday’s Pepsi Zero Sugar Su...

18th Century, Venice. Circling about the snaky, torch-lit alleyways of the ancient city are swarms of masked men and women. Before leaving the house, members of all social ranks change their names, leaving their titles and inhibitions at the door. Men dress as women, women as men, priests pursue prostitutes, married men and women meet with lovers i...

New York–In celebration of 15 years on Madison Avenue, the Eredi Pisanò boutique hosted it’s annual cocktail party on December 21 for customers and brand ambassadors including Brooklyn Net Caris LeVert who hosted the evening. Guests were greeted to a red carpet entrance and photo opportunity set up outside the boutique. The Italian brand is a favor...

Vespa, best known for its stylish scooters, is trying something new. The Italian company is opening a Boston-based division, called Piaggio Fast Forward, to focus on the future of mobility. Its first creation is Gita, a robot designed to carry cargo, such as groceries, and follow around a pedestrian or cyclist. The vision is that Gita will be able...