While design aficionados flock to Milan from around the globe for the world's largest furniture fair, Italy's kings of kitchen style are looking beyond its borders to beat a sluggish domestic market. As the six-day Salone del Mobile got under way in Italy's fashion capital on Tuesday, the country's kitchen design industry was celebrating a 3.2 perc...

Woodpecker Disco – Cervia, Emilia-Romagna: Woodpecker disco is a domed nightclub nestled in a pine forest near Cervia, in the northern Italian region of Emilia-Romagna. The structure was designed by architect Filippo Monti and began operating as a club in the late 1960s. It was considered one of the most popular clubs of the Adriatic Riviera until...

A small chapel was built on the island in the 5th century, most likely in honor of Saint Julius. According to legend, the island had been infested with writhing hordes of snakes and other reptilian monsters until the saint arrived on its shores in the fourth century and banished them. He was buried on the island, and his remains are still there to...

On March 2, at the age of 107, Gillo Dorfles left us, an exemplary witness of the events of Italian design, art and culture. This extraordinary observer of our times supported the need for design to be studied outside the specialist schools as well, because it is the basis of our way of life. Design pervades all areas of our lives and, like a seism...

Tucked away in a picturesque valley in the Italian Alps is the birthplace of most of Europe’s small firearms — and Al Pacino’s gun in “Scarface.” Surrounded by greenery and — key to its main industry — iron mines, Gardone Val Trompia, with around 10,000 inhabitants, is the Italian, European and world capital of firearms, producing 70 percent of the...

A couple of years ago before heading to Milan Design Week, I took the opportunity to return to Rome for a few days. I had attended architecture school there in 1989. Each time I visit, I search for changes to the Eternal City. There is always something amazing to discover. On this trip, I visited the Palazzo Doria Pamphilj to see three rare paintin...

And the Best Orchestra is... Quella della Scala, da oggi la migliore del mondo. Titolo conquistato lunedì sera a Londra durante la sfavillante cerimonia di consegna degli International Opera Awards, per il loro prestigio considerati gli Oscar della lirica. Suddivisi come quelli per il cinema in categorie: miglior direttore, migliori cantanti, migli...

Nell’ultima edizione del Report 2017 della Commissione Europea “Cultural and Creative Cities Monitor”, sono confrontate 168 città europee, indagate sulla base dei loro risultati nella promozione della cultura e della creatività. Sono usati 29 indicatori raggruppati in 9 dimensioni che descrivono la vitalità culturale(offerta culturale e partecipazi...

Artemest, e-commerce Italiano attiva nei prodotti handmade di lusso, ha ricevuto un investimento di 4milioni di euro in aumento di capitale da rilevanti investitori internazionali, guidati da Nuo Capital, holding di investimento della famiglia di Hong Kong PAO – Cheng, Italian Angels for Growth (già investitori al precedente round) e la Holding Svi...

A New York, è “l’avvocatessa che salva gli italiani dai guai”. Avete presente, come nei film, il forestiero dietro le sbarre al commissariato di polizia che chiama il legale capace di far valere i suoi diritti in un Paese che non conosce? Ecco, è un po’ così. Ma Germana Giordano, avvocatessa penalista di 45 anni, dal 1998 a New York, non è una semp...