Italians are some of the most active people on the entire globe. World health and fitness records show them as being very healthy irrespective of age. But, what is the secret behind such a lifestyle? Is it the food, exercise or a combination of both? Italians who use supplements from the injectable line claim that consistency in exercise and a prop...

Il prossimo 16 ottobre, l’Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Los Angeles organizzerà un incontro con Silvio Pietro Angori, CEO e Managing Director di Pininfarina S.p.A. Angori illustrerà l'evoluzione dell'iconico marchio italiano che combina arte, design, cultura e impreditorialità e parlerà anche della rivista letteraria L'Indice dei Libri del Mese,...

In 1931, Harry’s Bar opened along a canal off Piazza San Marco in Venice, Italy: Giuseppe Cipriani’s dream of creating an establishment where clients were held in high regard and treated like kings and queens came to life. Fast-forward to 70 years later in 2001 and Harry’s Bar received the high honor of becoming a national landmark, as deemed by th...

The tragedy of the Holocaust in Italy had smaller proportions than in other countries in Europe, as we discussed in our article dedicated to the Italian Jewish community during the Fascist era. However, it touched the lives of  thousands of people and changed the history of the Jewish community in the country: well integrated, especially after it b...

The Niello Concours at Serrano is on Oct. 7. With almost 200 motor cars rolling onto the green, spanning over 100 years of automotive history, it will be a fantastic display of gorgeous exotics as well as many beautiful classics. This year’s theme is Festa Italiana, celebrating the Italian Marques.  The event is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5...

During the 1950s and '60s, what America wore, what its citizens drove, and how they looked, was, in a large part, dictated by Italy's trend setters, which included fashion designers, film directors and auto makers. If it originated in Italy, and the designer's name ended in a vowel, the American public was buying it. Even our First Lady, Jackie Ken...

I don't know about you, but I love history and I find it all interesting: from military history to biography, from ancient Rome to the Second World War, I can read up history books as easily as I eat cake (and I eat a lot of cake, believe me). I also happen to be a historian by education and I spent most of my adult life reading and researching abo...

Italian furniture brand DePadova has opened its first US showroom in New York City, where products are presented alongside items from its parent company Boffi and sister label MA/U Studio. The DePadova store spans 4,000 square feet (371 square metres) across the third floor of a historic building, which boasts high ceilings and large windows, on a...

The Italian eyewear manufacturer and the American brand under the The Gap Inc. umbrella have decided to renew their global eyewear licensing agreement for the exclusive design, development, production and distribution of the label’s ophthalmic and sunglass collections. The deal marks the third in a row signed by the two companies and will run until...

Influential Renaissance-era architect Michelozzo di Bartolomeo Michelozzo was on the regular payroll of Cosimo de' Medici. This led to some of the best-known architectural work in Italy. One of Michelozzo's best-known accomplishments was a result of Medici commissions, with rival architect Brunelleschi losing out. Palazzo Medici Riccardi (pictured...