Gary Harlan Ross of Falls Village has mixed memories of his first Alfa Romeo. It was a 1959 Veloce model. He bought when he was 18 years old and a student at Wesleyan University in Middletown. Commuting from his home in Wallingford, he spotted it one day sitting on the lot of a Rambler dealer on Route 5 in Meriden. “I looked at the thing and it was...

Directly following the introduction of Gucci’s “Kingsnake” leather watch, the legendary fashion house serves up plans for a new Gucci Decor collection for 2018. mPrimarily influenced by Gucci’s creative ethos, the Gucci Decor Collection showcases a variety of design cues taken from the Italian luxury brand’s in-house clothing lines. The new Gucci D...

Italy’s Borsalino, one of the world’s most famous hat makers and known for Humphrey Bogart’s fedora in the film “Casablanca”, has been rescued by Haeres Equita, a group of investors led by a Swiss-Italian financier. The company was put up for sale via an auction after a judge in the town of Alessandria, where the luxury brand was founded in 1857, r...

The late Enzo Ferrari, the formidable and brilliant race car driver turned automotive legend, was also a shrewd businessman when he launched his sports car company 71 years ago. His philosophy was to always build one less car than the company could sell. Ferrari, who died in 1988 at age 90, once said, “The Ferrari is a dream – people dream of ownin...

Un viaggio nel cuore della bellezza italiana, dal cibo, alla musica, allo stile di vita del Belpaese. Tra sogno, nostalgia e atmosfere che hanno portato a New York un pezzo del Made in Italy amato dagli americani e che risulta sempre vincente. Con “Vacanze Italiane – Speciale salotto sposi”, Italia I Love You, un’impresa tutta italiana a New York,...

If you think you’ve seen more Aperol spritzes this year, you’re not wrong. And if you’ve been drinking more of those sparkling red-orange drinks in pretty stemmed glasses, you’re doing exactly what the makers of Aperol at Campari hoped for. “We saw there was a growing interest in Aperol in the U.S., especially at summer events and destinations,” sa...

Designated by Forbes as the richest woman in Italy in 2013, Miuccia Prada is one of the great symbols of Italian fashion. Her name, famous throughout the world, is one of the more refined and renowned brand in the international market.

The history of goldsmithery in Valenza began in 1817, when Francesco Caramora, a goldsmith working in Pavia, moved to the city and opened a shop in Contrada Maestra. In the space of a decade, his business flourished and he taught the local craftsmen the techniques and practices of the goldsmith’s craft. Between 1827 and 1860, more shops opened belo...

What do fashion and European Catholicism have in common? Many asked this question when the newest art exhibition at New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination, opened in May 2018. As the old Italian saying goes, Gli opposti si attraggono, opposites attract. The seemingly opp...

Every major car-making country seems to have its own bare-bones, iconic off-roader. America has the Willys Jeep. Great Britain has the Defender. Germany has the G-Wagen. Japan has the Land Cruiser. It turns out, Italy has its own little off-roader — the Fiat Campagnola — and you probably didn’t even know about it. The Campagnola first arrived in 19...