Ferrari NV, fabled for its fast cars on roads and race tracks, is packing some extra speed into its factories, too. The Italian supercar maker, spun off from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV in 2016, plans to boost production by doubling assembly shifts to two a day in 2018 as deliveries are on pace to reach its 9,000-vehicle target a year earlier than...

It’s expected to fetch $1.3 million when it goes under the hammer in Arizona next month. The Ferrari F12 was a fabulous supercar in practically every way, but that didn’t stop the Italian automaker from improving on near-perfection. The result was the ferocious F12 tdf named after the Tour de France and the legendary 250 GT Berlinetta Tour de Franc...

Enrico Castellani, who has died aged 87, was a quiet man who made quiet art. Yet he was regarded not only as one of the great Italian artists of the 20th century, but the “father of minimalism”. It was the American artist Donald Judd who dubbed him thus, but Castellani’s art was rooted in the avant-garde milieu of mid-20th century Europe. At first...

The Cilento region of southern Italy is home to a unique group of people. In the rural villages of the area, between the mountains and the Mediterranean Sea, lives a particularly remarkable group. They spend their days outdoors, eating fish, smoking cigarettes, and drinking wine. A good many of them are overweight. Despite lifestyles that might see...

CAT scans are revealing more information about life in Pompeii, an ancient Italian city buried under the volcanic ash of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. The findings are the focus of a new exhibit at the Arizona Science Center in Phoenix. Sari Custer is the Vice President of Curiosity. She says the scans reveal fascinating facts about the people and envi...

Anna Maria Maiolino was displaced twice in her life: first from fascist Italy, where she was born in 1942, and then from the military dictatorship of Brazil, the country where she has resided most of her life. These seismic shifts had an impact on her largely autobiographical art, as she seemingly spent years waiting to finally settle in one place....

An absolutely jaw-dropping 1974 Lancia Stratos HF Stradale has appeared for sale on Bring A Trailer and, at the time of writing this article, had a highest bid of $311,000.This particular Stratos HF Stradale is the 44th of just 492 examples homologated for World Rally Championship Group 4 competition and has had just two owners from new. While many...

I’ve hated “Saturday Night Fever” since the first time I saw it in 1977. It’s the only Hollywood movie that offends me as an Italian-American. Sure, it’s “iconic” — but that debased term is now used for every pizza joint that closed because of a rent hike. I admit that I love the pulse-pounding opening sequence where John Travolta prances under the...

In the 1930s, Elsa Schiaparelli, the cantankerous, iconoclastic, innovative Italian fashion designer who had adopted Paris as her home, was at the height of her career. She had captured the interest and following of celebrities, the press, and women in Europe and the US. She had tested boundaries, made headlines, and become a vibrant part of Parisi...

We recently attended a housewarming for our newest neighbor. It was a casual thing, barbecue in the back yard, a potluck, wine in plastic cups. First impression: they will be an agreeable addition to the neighborhood. A restored VW Beetle is his pride and joy. She’s a retired schoolteacher. They’re from somewhere else. We were all from somewhere el...