by Chiara Beghelli   Luisa Spagnoli, in the Parisian clinic where she died when she was only 57 (in 1935), could hardly have imagined that 81 years later her story would be narrated in a two-episodes TV series dedicated to her entrepreneurial experience first in the chocolate sector and then in fashion.   In 1907, she founded in Perug...

Ferrari will cut production by at least 4% this year to preserve the exclusivity of its brand but still hopes to increase profits, its chairman said on Tuesday. Predicting the Italian luxury car maker will continue to flourish while the global economic outlook remains uncertain, Luca Cordero di Montezemolo said that, despite growing sales, product...

by Amy Carlson Gustafson   The Twin Cities loves its fashion. The Minneapolis Institute of Arts is extending the hours for the final two weekends of "Italian Style: Fashion Since 1945." The exhibit, which features a variety of pieces from major fashion houses including Gucci, Prada, Versace, Valentino, Armani, Fendi, Pucci, Missoni and Dolce...

Dozens of Ferraris will fill Lake Kathleen's venue for the OFFICIAL Ferrari Club of America NW's event! Last year over 60 Ferraris, including 250 GTO, Enzo and 599 SA aperta awed the audience- and 2015 will be no exception.   Cars will be divided into 10 classes, including Famous Race Cars and People's Choice awards. Gates open to...

By Earl Karanja   The fourth round of the Maserati Trofeo World Series went down at the Virginia International Raceway where Romain Monti extended his championship lead after winning Race 1 and finishing Race 2 in second place. Despite carrying an extra 50 kg in his car as per the regulations, the Frenchman proved his competence and forced h...

Claudia Volpi throws down a friendly ultimatum: "I challenge you to find an Italian who doesn't own a pair of Superga shoes." And she's hoping the sporty "People's Shoes of Italy" will soon become common footfare for Fillmore residents as well, now that the doors to her new boutique are open at 2326 Fillmore Street.   The shoes — slip-o...

by Pia Capelli   Building a map of the contemporary Italian fashion scene is not an easy task. La Triennale in Milan is endeavoring to do so with an exhibition titled "The New Vocabulary of Italian Fashion." The show's time frame starts with 1998, the year of the beginning of the Digital Era (with the birth of Google and the launch of t...

Italian builder Otam announced that Florida-based Denison Yacht Sales will represent the yacht line in the United States.   "We are honored to represent the Otam brand here in the U.S. and we are sure that we will have a successful future together," Denison CEO Bob Denison said in a statement at the recent Miami International Boat Show. "Wit...

March 24, 2014: Mionetto USA has officially launched its revamped Luxury Collection of sparkling wines, news of which SND first reported March 4. Mionetto's new Luxury Collection—now available nationwide—includes Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG, Cuvée Sergio 1887 and Cuvée Sergio 1887 Rosé, all retailing around $19 a bottle.   A fourth...

Ben di senso è privo, chi ti conosce, Italia, e non t'adora, scrisse Vincenzo Monti. Se è vero che l'arte degli italiani sta nella bellezza, l'America è in cerca di "prove", per raccontare oltreoceano le meraviglie del Bel Paese, scrigno di arte, cultura, storia, natura. Superando gli stereotipi e mettendo da parte i cliché che spesso ne imprigiona...