The first of four OKO Group projects plans to break ground in Miami in the coming weeks, the developer announced today, with the 649-foot Missoni Baia beginning its rise at 777 Northeast 26th Terrace in Edgewater. The 57-story luxury tower will be the first-ever branded residences from the Italian fashion and design house, Missoni. Comprised of 249...

Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (Bridgestone) today announced Stefano Mezzabotta has been named Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Bridgestone Americas. Stefano will be based in Nashville and will report to Bill Thompson, Chief Operating Officer, Bridgestone Americas.  In this role, Mezzabotta will be responsible for leading and overseeing the vision,...

Albert Innaurato, a playwright who enjoyed spectacular success for a time in the late 1970s, including having a play run on Broadway for more than four years, has died in Philadelphia. He was 70. His cousin Stephen Paesani said Mr. Innaurato was found dead in his bed on Tuesday, and had probably been dead for two days. The cause was not clear, Mr....

IItalians drink with a purpose. In this wine-soaked country, no dinner is complete without a bottle of vino. But just as important to the Italian way of life is the aperitivo and the digestivo—the typically bitter drinks that precede and conclude a meal. By now, you're undoubtedly an expert at sipping Negronis and spritzes, but with the ever-growin...

Alla faccia di chi le vuole male (perché ovviamente inquina non essendo catalizzata) la Fiat 500 continua a circolare senza sosta sulle nostre strade: in Italia ci sono più vecchie 500 che auto elettriche. Un primato pazzesco, che porta il "cinquino" a rappresentare l'uno per cento di tutto il nostro parco circolante fatto di 37 milioni di mezzi gr...

Giovanna Battaglia is one of Italy's most familiar sights, always taking over the magazine pages of W and Vogue Japan and the streets of Milan (and every Fashion Week city) with her killer looks any chance she gets. Now, she's bringing her perfectly pointed yet spunky sense of style and design over to our shores by opening a pop-up shop at the Berg...

New York is the Big Apple, Chicago is the Windy City and Los Angeles is, as its very name tells us, the City of Angels. Cross that pond and come to Italy, where you’ll find of course Rome, the Città Eterna, and Venice La Serenissima. Cities love nicknames, all over the world, but it’s about the Italian flair for alternative geographical denominatio...

It's kind of like "The View" meets "The Sopranos." Real estate broker David Madrid, opera singer Tony La Stella, and mother of three Marzia Menegon are Northwest Italian Radio. "It's like we're around the table, talking with friends," Marzia said. "We've had people tell us after our show, they're hungry," David said. It was his idea. Tony is the pr...

UNESCO lists seven cultural practices still playing a part in today’s Italy, including falconry and the Mediterranean Diet, both of which have been discussed in previous articles. The ones quintessentially Italian featured below form part of the country’s living history. They are important not only historically, but form a legacy well worth preserv...

My memories of the Fall are so stereotipically Italian they could go on a postcard. Those I cherish the most, of course, come from my childhood and are all about white truffles, wild mushrooms and vendemmia. Memories of handmade tajarin laden with melted butter and topped with layers and layers of white truffle shavings: dad was -and still is - a k...