Cecilia Ercolino wanted an ultra-modern kitchen in the color of a fire engine. Actually, make that a red Ferrari. The cabinets would have a high-gloss lacquer finish with all the heart-quickening shine of the Italian sports car. In her planning, Ercolino imagined the many guests with informed and demanding palates that she would entertain in the 1,...

Italy, though it is shaped like a boot, is not a natural vessel for beer. Italians drink wine, and the politicians — because they, too, drink wine, but also own fields of grapes that make it – are particularly vicious about the tax rate on breweries. But the biggest hurdle for Italy’s brewers is the simple fact that its drinking culture is inherent...

Spiedini, speducci and arrosticini: let’s talk about the difference… Or not! Let’s face it, they all lead to the same thing - little morsels of meat cooked over charcoal which imparts a flavour that for a quick second makes you feel as though you’re strolling the old brick streets of Italy! These three words are terms given to ‘skewers’ in Italian....

Salvatore Ferragamo – founder of the today well known fashion house – was a cobbler who moved to the United States to start his new business in the early 1900s. He first started in Santa Barbara (California), opening up a shop called the “Hollywood Boot Shop”. It was a time of great development of the cinema industry in loco and Salvatore soon beca...

The tiny region of Alto Adige, nestled in Italy's northeast corner in the shadow of the towering Dolomites, produces elegant wines under extreme conditions. Purity and precision are signature characteristics of wines from this Alpine region where vineyards are planted at elevations ranging from 600 feet up to as high as 4,000 feet. Brisk mountain a...

Il 31 gennaio riconosciuto quale giornata nazionale degli italiani nel Mondo. E’ quanto prevede un disegno di legge all’esame della commissione Esteri della Camera, in sede legislativa, decisione presa all’unanimità per accelerarne l’iter “saltando” la discussione in Aula. In occasione della giornata nazionale sono promossi in Italia e all’estero c...

There is little doubt the 2017 Maserati Levante has the potential to elicit immediate responses. The SUV, the first for Maserati, delivers a distinctive exterior statement that offers all the exotic Italian cues you might expect – and the performance you might demand. The Levante is Maserati’s inaugural effort to break into the incredibly popular c...

Dark, bitter and gritty: it might not be everyone’s cup of cocoa, but Sicilian chocolate is certainly unique. Now Italian artisans are seeking European protection for the distinctive chocolate made in the town of Modica, near the southern tip of Sicily. One of the region’s representatives in the national Chamber of Deputies, Nino Minardo, has appea...

A nation's flag embodies a defining aspect of its identity. It could be related to geography (the rising sun in Japan), nature (the maple leaf of Canada or the cedar of Lebanon), religion (the Christian cross or the Islamic crescent and star), political ideology (the hammer and sickle) or mythology (the Welsh dragon). In a new book on flags, A Flag...

Now with almost a full model lineup, Lamborghini is quickly running out real estate to house its inventory in North America. That's why Automobili Lamborghini recently announced that it will be opening two new dealerships in Sterling, Va. and Toronto, Ontario.  Lamborghini is opening its doors to more buyers in these two locations in anticipation o...