Authentic pizza, pasta, cups of espresso, leather bags, historical sites, religious relics, and scoops of gelato often make a tourist's itinerary when visiting Italy. But don't you forget about the most important thing that completes the entire country – the locals.   Facts about the locals and their culture are usually ignored and leav...

By Manfred M Steichler The technology behind each Lamborghini masterpiece is said to be a beast. From its unique aerodynamic features and looks, it comes to no surprise that most sports car enthusiasts prefer the exotic car brand. Almost everybody dreams of owning one.   If you've ever been to any place in the UAE, you'll immediately notice...

Giuseppe Zanotti opened his seventh U.S. store in Dallas, and is scheduled to debut late this month in San Juan, Puerto Rico, followed by market entries to Houston this fall and Waikiki, Hawaii, early next year. ON THE SUNNY SIDES: Giuseppe Zanotti sees gold in both the Texas prairie and far-flung American islands. The Italian shoe designer opened...

by Courtenay Hameister    Look at that picture. Look. At. It. That woman is surrounded by art that's been around for hundreds of years, and it's ogling her. It's the foofy dress. I mean, it's the hair, makeup, the weensy waist, and the stunning, jaw-dropping splendor of the foofy dress.   A couple weeks ago, I went...

Perhaps no single architect has had a more profound influence on the buildings and public places that defined 20th-century Seattle than Fred Bassetti. From the Seattle Aquarium to the Henry M. Jackson Federal Building, from Woodland Park Children's Zoo to Seattle Municipal Tower, Bassetti's portfolio includes some of the city's most iconic spaces....

Alfa Romeo is about to go through a new restructuring process. As a result of this, it will come out from under the wing of the Fiat Chrysler group and become a brand unto itself.   The news comes from the folks at Automotive News, who spoke with sources within the Italian-American corporations.   Read more   Source: http:...

The luxury Italian watch brand, a division of Compagnie Financière Richemont, currently operates 10 stores in the U.S. and 64 around the world. Having recently opened stores in Paris, Hong Kong and Florence, the company is now readying a relocation of its New York City boutique, which is set to open early next year, followed by a Miami opening in F...

"Renting 'prestige' cars in Italy (including Ferraris) is fairly common for well-funded car enthusiasts," says Brian Dore, with Concierge in Umbria. "I'm sure that your reader has visions of 'opening it up' and zipping around from town to town passing everyone in sight.   The reality is that the roads in the Tuscan countryside are typically...

by Laura Furr Italian shoemaker and fashion designer Giuseppe Zanotti opened his first Houston boutique in the River Oaks District on Oct. 19 and celebrated Nov. 4 with a grand-opening party. The 1,100-square-foot store will feature men's and women's shoes, sneakers, jewelry, handbags and ready-to-wear clothing from the high-end designer. Th...

With the help of Marco Mancassola, an Italian author and journalist based in London, a few weeks ago the New York Times tried to explore the reasons why Italian migration is growing so rapidly.    According to the author, in the 1990s Italian migration was "mainly associated with the flight of researchers, scientists and other highly sk...