Curator Maria Cristina Didero renewed her partnership with Fendi by commissioning a suite of living room furniture titled “Welcome!” for Design Miami 2017.  Chiara Andreatti, the Milan-based designer, has interpreted the concept by drawing inspiration from the north-Italian countryside. The ideas of countrified luxury and elegance underscore the co...

Boston’s Newbury Street shopping scene is just about to get a whole lot hauter. Bulgari, the high-end Roman jeweler, is opening its first Boston location here just in time for the holiday season. They haven’t yet announced an exact opening date, but we are down to the wire and are being told the Italian designer will be open by Christmas. From fine...

Enrico Castellani, an Italian artist who was a prominent member of Europe’s postwar avant-garde, died on Dec. 1 at his home in Celleno, Italy, near Rome. He was 87. A spokesman for Lévy Gorvy, the gallery that represents his work in New York and London, said the cause was complications of a respiratory illness. Mr. Castellani participated in the sw...

Go get your Gucci glasses for your Instagram moment! The Italian luxury brand has been turning out some seriously appealing advertising murals on buildings in New York and Milan and their latest iteration is a brilliant social media play. The label’s new Art Wall project covers a wall on New York City’s Lafayette Street in SoHo and a wall in Milan’...

The Italians do Christmas very well, but there are a few traditions which may seem confusing or downright bizarre to the uninitiated. Here are six of the key ingredients for a truly Italian festive season, explained. 1. A month of festivities: We've all got that one friend who wants to put on the Christmas music and dig out their reindeer jumper in...

The journey from ice rink to pageant stage is not one you hear about often. Yet Reading’s Gabriella DeCologero found herself following that unusual path this fall. A sophomore majoring in business marketing at Endicott College, DeCologero finished in the top 15 of approximately 70 18- to 27-year-old contestants participating in the Miss Massachuset...

During our recent search for Michigan's Best Italian restaurant we were lucky enough to taste many different Italian wines. Deciphering a wine list can be tough enough, but when it is an all-Italian wine list, it can be even harder. Italy is home to over 2,000 different grape varietals, which makes for a lot of unique wines. In order to get a clear...

An Italian ham company will fund the restoration of an ancient underground fresco in Naples. The fresco is located in the city's San Gennaro catacombs, a huge network of underground tombs dating back to the second century BC and containing the tomb of San Gennaro, one of Naples's patron saints.The complex is one of the southern city's most popular...

How active is Italy in importing and exporting culture? To answer this question ShopAlike has created an interactive map which is able to illustrate, in a dynamic and effective way, the import/export flow of cultural products in European countries. ShopAlike bases its map on the recent reports of Eurostat, the statistic institute of the European Un...

Supercar makers have long known that parked next to that snarling Lamborghini, a racing-red Ferrari, or stately Bentley at some of the globe’s toniest addresses is a practical SUV. With the sport utility vehicle market growing by leaps and bounds, they increasingly want in on the profits. Lamborghini unveiled the once-improbable Urus SUV on Monday...