Inside the small glass building where some of the fastest cars in the world are made, there is never a sense of haste. There is also little noise. In a tunnel lined with blazing white lights, workers can look for tiny imperfections in the finished product. Elsewhere, they slide a 16-cylinder engine into its home just behind the driver's seat. Occas...

The world’s largest historic vehicle driving event hit the road in America for the first time Saturday. The Mille Miglia (Italian for one-thousand miler) is an open-road rally through the streets of Italy, but organizers are holding an American version — the 1000 Miglia Warm Up USA — this year. “It’s like Indianapolis for us,” said Mark Gessler, pr...

Alfa Romeo reportedly has a second, larger SUV under consideration, and a new rendering from Motor1.com's Italian team imagines how the bigger crossover might look. Allegedly, the model carries the moniker Castello, which is Italian for "castle." According to our Italian colleagues, this name would work because there's a famous alpine pass called P...

Gallotti&Radice consolidates its position on the international market with a new temporary flagship store, located in the heart of Miami Design District. Miami and its atmosphere become the perfect home for Gallotti&Radice lifestyle collection.The Italian company is excited to showcase in Miami Design District its large selection of made in Italy l...

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Women in Learning Leadership program sponsored a seminar titled “The Gangster: From Ancient Archetype To American Obsession,” on Oct. 8 in the Library Auditorium. With the help of Fred Gardaphé, a professor of English and Italian-American studies at Queens College, the event taught students how a...

Turin is home to a superlative piece of furniture – which critics even dare say is “the most beautiful in the world”: a secrétaire-cabinet decorated with mythological scenes (including a wedding celebrated in the presence of Apollo Citharoedus, cherubs working in a smithy, and a languid sleeping Diana). The spectacular unit is a masterpiece of Roco...

Schiaparelli to Open Pop-up Store at Bergdorf Goodman The exclusive partnership marks the first time since its relaunch that the couture house will be available outside its salons in Paris. NEW DIGS: Schiaparelli will open a pop-up store at Bergdorf Goodman in New York on Oct. 18, marking the first time since its relaunch that the couture house wil...

Murals painted by one of the founding fathers of the Futurist movement, Giacomo Balla, has been rediscovered in a building under renovation in Rome. The boldly coloured murals, which cover around 80 square metres of walls and ceiling, once decorated the Bal Tic Tac, the nightclub opened by Balla in 1921.  His paintings were believed lost after the...

Robert Venturi, the American architect who, with his partner Denise Scott Brown, opened the door to postmodernism in the 1960s, has died at the age of 93. In a career that spanned seven decades, Venturi gave voice to what he described as the ‘complexity and contradiction’ inherent in late 20th-century culture and the ‘messy vitality’ of the modern...

  Now's the perfect time – literally – to learn this seasonal word. If you're in Italy right now, you must have wondered: will summer ever end? Not any time soon, if centuries of experience are anything to go by. So accustomed are Italians to these sunny October days that they even have a word for them: ottobrata. The term refers to a period in O...