WTI Magazine #37    2014 July, 2Author : Maria Teresa Squillaci      Translation by:   Today's big fashion news is that Giambattista Valli is introducing a new ready-to-wear line called Giamba, less than 10 years after he launched his own label.So what can we expect from this new line? Giambattista himself described it as powerful, active, on...

The founder of Italian eyewear giant Luxottica is celebrating his 80th birthday by giving the firm's 8,000 employees in Italy shares worth around nine million euros (S$13.39 million). Leonardo del Vecchio, Italy's second richest man thanks to an eyewear brand sported by star designers including Chanel and Giorgio Armani, is gifting his staff 1...

by Jennifer Agress   With its great weather, beautiful beaches and non-stop fun, everyone is aching to get to sunny South Florida – and not just for vacation. As the world's finest are quickly snatching up some of Miami's hottest real estate properties, they're also making sure their interiors measure up.   Enter Italkraft: a Miami-ba...

More than 16 million tourists descend on this city of 360,000 each year, most making a beeline for the ancient Ponte Vecchio to memorialize their visit with a cellphone held on a selfie wand. As a ready-made postcard, the view of the Arno River from the bridge's midpoint would seem hard to top. And yet, as with so much else in Florence, anothe...

Entrepreneurship is probably difficult to acquire. But some men are just born with the gift. With ideas like milking wildebeest in Africa to how to fit a camera in a phone, Federico Marchetti, CEO and founder of the Yoox group, always knew he was meant to be an entrepreneur. It was just a matter of which direction to take.   "I realised I wo...

100 years ago this week, the four Maserati brothers opened a small automotive repair shop in the heart of Bologna, Italy.   In the decades since, the Maserati brand has experienced its fair share of trials and tribulations, ranging from War to bankruptcy, from incompetent ownership to quality control problems. Through it all, Maserati has ne...

The area itself is a UNESCO Natural World Heritage site and has over 500 kilometres of pistes spread over four valleys: Alta Badia; Arabba; Val Gardena; and Val Di Fassa. One of the skiing highlights is a 42 kilometre loop of slopes around the Sellaronda which offers mouth-wateringly panoramic views of the valleys below. Just as well, as there are...

The United Nations Association of New York gathered inside the J.W. Marriott Essex House on Thursday evening to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the U.N., and to award three individuals at the 2015 United Nations Day Humanitarian Awards Gala dinner. This year's event, themed "2015 and Beyond: Education and Equality for All," honored Marco Bizzarr...

A fleet of vintage cars arrives in Rome on the night of Friday 15 May, as part of the Mille Miglia race between the northern Italian city of Brescia and the capital. One of the world's oldest car races, the Mille Miglia began in 1927, taking place 24 times until 1957 and bringing international fame to luxury sports cars such as Alfa Romeo, BMW...

by Chiara Beghelli   In 1969 Paolo Vitelli was a 22-year-old college student with a deep passion for the sea, so he founded Azimut Srl, a sail boat chartering company, in Avigliana (Torino province). One year later, Azimut was already the distributor in Italy of prestigious yachting brands such as Amerglass, Westerly, British Powles and...