"Colin Chapman," says Fiat Chrysler design boss Lorenzo Ramaciotti on the eve of -- finally -- the U.S. introduction of Alfa Romeo's 2015 4C, "was one of my heroes ... "   This, and the Italian's fondness for the bygone-era sexiness of the racing-derived 1967 Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale, is explanation enough for the lightweight, mid-engined 4C's...

Those automakers from Italy are particularly famous for their ability to create exotic supercars with high performance and very attractive design. Yet, as for American automakers, most of them are very well known for their ability to build muscular cars with huge power that comes from monstrous V8 engines. But what will come as a result of mixing b...

During the whole afternoon of next September 9, the conference room of MakeUp in New York (Penn Plaza Pavilion, on 9 and 10 September 2015) will be in the colours of Italy. "It is only natural when you know what the entire make-up sector owes to the industry of this country," comment the organisers.   Economically, according to the report re...

  WTI Magazine #72    2015 November 13Author : italia.it      Translation by:   Rome is certainly one of the focal cities of Italian shopping tourism. Travelers love taking advantage of its innumerable shops and boutiques in between discoveries of magnificent monuments and cultural experiences. One of the Etern...

Speedway town officials and government leaders in Varano de' Melegari, Italy, have solidified a sister-city relationship to provide students in both cities with educational and entrepreneurial opportunities locally and abroad. The two cities established a business partnership through Dallara Automobili, which operates its only U.S. location on...

July Fourth is all about independence, remembering the birth of our great nation – and the Fiat 500? That's right, the quirky little Italian compact car shares the same b-day as the beloved United States of America. It all started in 1936 when Fiat unveiled the 500 Topolino.   It was nothing like the iconic 500 that enthusiasts clamor o...

by Jan Buchholz   Hotel Granduca will open Nov. 4 — only two days behind schedule, due in part to the volatile weather that lashed Central Texas Friday. The Italian-inspired hotel crowns a hillside near Bee Cave Road and Capital of Texas Highway. Giorgio Borlenghi, a Houston developer born in Milan, created the luxury hospitality brand...

May 17th is a special day at the Enzo Ferrari Museum in Modena, with many events in the name of fun and art as part of the all-night activities organised throughout the city. From 6 to 8pm the Museum will stage the first ever game of Superpush, aimed at being played in open spaces and gardens.   It features home-built model cars, made from a...

Italian furniture store Calligaris has just settled into its new location in Georgetown at 3328 M St., and it is a classy, welcome addition for anyone interested in contemporary Italian design.   The well-curated showroom feels more like an exhibition of fine design. Calligaris furniture is visually pleasing, particularly the selection of vi...

by Marianne Binetti   Northern Italy reminds me of Washington state — the snowcapped peaks of the Alps surround crystal-clear lakes and the mild climate allows for beautiful and diverse gardens. So I declare the lakes district of Italy the most beautiful place in the world for visiting show gardens.   We recently returned from explori...