Yelp.com participated in a recent report deeming Columbia Heights'  Meridian Hill Park (also known as Malcolm X Park) as the best park in the District! With plans dating back to 1910, Meridian Hill's roots lie in Italian landscaping.  The Interior Department commissioned architects George Burnap and Horace Peaslee to create a park inspired by urban...

Almost raptured by the crystal-like beauty of its sea, we often forget Sardinia is also a land of history and tradition in need to be discovered. Sea, sand and the glitzy life of VIPs holidaying in Porto Cervo are certainly an attraction to many, but while there, it is worth to take a look back to the millennial heritage of Sardinian people,  liste...

Alfa Romeo plans to introduce a supercar as it bids for a breakthrough in the luxury vehicle market.  The Fiat Chrysler brand is setting its sights on ultra-luxury brands like McLaren and Porsche by reviving the Alfa Romeo 8C in 2022. The move is part of outgoing CEO Sergio Marchionne's plan to transform the automaker's fledgling Alfa Romeo brand i...

It’s Sicilian tradition meets Seattle quirk at Linda Miller Nicholson’s highly sought-after pasta workshops, where those in attendance learn how to turn their macaroni into masterpieces worthy of a museum.  Miller Nicholson has been hand making some type of pasta or noodle at least once a week since the age of four. That’s a whole lot of practise....

Fantini USA has announced its second annual Fantini Design Awards, recognizing excellence in kitchen and bath design throughout North America. The call for entries runs through July 15, 2018 and encourages architects, designers and developers inspired by water and passionate about Italian design to submit entries at www.fantiniusa.com/designawards....

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles had an ambitious plan in 2014 to bring Alfa Romeo back to the United States and sell 400,000 of the vehicles worldwide by this year. Those numbers did not pan out, but that might not be surprising for a brand that sold only 66,000 vehicles that year and had not been part of the U.S. market for decades. As FCA CEO Sergio Ma...

If you love it so much why don't you marry it? Or maybe just get married with it?  Pizza lovers, this one is for you. A pizza company has launched what it thinks might be the newest trend in wedding fashion: The coordinating pizza bouquet and boutonniere. Yes, this is real life.  Villa Italian Kitchen, a quick-serve pizza joint often found in malls...

The cimaruta is a very old Italian portafortuna (good luck charm) rooted in the lore of the ancient Pagan religions of Italy. It can be worn around the neck or hung above an infant's bed to ward off any evil. Like many of the lasting ancient symbols and beliefs, the cimaruta design eventually took on certain symbols of Catholicism. One example of a...

C’era anche l’Italia la scorsa settimana a New York alla 30esima edizione della International Contemporary Furniture Fair una delle più importanti fiere internazionali del design di interni e del mobile, a cui prendono parte oltre 36.000 fra produttori, architetti ed esperti, distributori, grossisti. Tenutasi nei 165.000 mq. del Jacob K. Javits Con...

The Art Edition, of which only 250 exists, is raised by a specially designed sculpture inspired by the 12-cylinder engine in hand-bent, flared chromed steel. This visual masterpiece has been designed by Marc Newson, and will retail at $30,000. For those who can’t get their hands on the hefty Art Edition, there is also a production of leather-bound...