Alfa Romeo, the Italian brand built (and rebuilt) on 1960s sex appeal, posted the biggest surge in US sales in 2017, an anachronistic result in an industry currently mesmerised by battery packs and self-piloted transportation pods. The carmaker won its bragging rights the oldfashioned way — through performance. Alfas have curb appeal, powerful engi...

The undulating landscape of Italy’s southeastern terrain—the proverbial heel of the boot—has long been overlooked by the armies of tourists that make their seasonal invasions of Campania, Tuscany, Piedmont, and the Veneto. Yet this neglect may have been a boon for the people of this predominantly agricultural region who for millennia received an ab...

In the old days, let’s say until the 50s or even the 60s, my mother tells me that they made their own fresh pasta at home every day. Quite a job, I should say! But in the past being a “matri ri famigghia” (mother of the family) or as we say now, a homemaker, was a very hard task! Of course, at the time, middle class homes were smaller without fancy...

Il 92% delle produzioni tipiche nazionali nasce nei comuni italiani con meno di cinquemila abitanti. E’ quanto emerge  dallo studio Coldiretti/Symbola su “Piccoli comuni e tipicità” presentato dalla Coldiretti e dalla Fondazione Symbola a Roma, a Palazzo Rospigliosi, in occasione dell’apertura dell’anno nazionale del cibo italiano nel mondo. Il rap...

Italian shoppers give priority to local suppliers when buying fresh produce, according to Nielsen's Global Brand-Origin Survey. About one in two Italians (54%) say they are willing to buy fresh fruit and vegetables from a small retail store in their city, or directly from a local producer.

Alfa Romeo’s Stelvio crossover will welcome a beefy, fuel-efficient sibling in the next two or three years. Banking on the higher profit margins of large crossovers, the Italian-American luxury automaker announced that it would unveil a larger flagship SUV based closely on the Stelvio compact crossover, which made its debut as a 2018 model late las...

Valbona, the Veneto-based company specialized in the art of preserving vegetables, is investing in a new innovative range of pickles that use colors and flavors to offer balanced and healthy recipes to global body-conscious consumers. Named Colors of Nature, the new range was unveiled last October at the international Anugafood show in Cologne, Ger...

Turin was declared capital city of Italian chocolate right after the Cateau-Cambrésis peace treaty was signed in 1559: Duke Emmanuel Philibert of Savoy, who had served as governor of the Habsburg Netherlands until that year, returned from Spain with some cocoa seeds – one of the American novelties Hernán Cortés had introduced in Europe after conque...

La Casa Bianca beve pugliese, anzi Primitivo, quello prodotto nell’areale di Gioia del Colle: 720 casse da sei bottiglie l’una sono partite per la residenza del Presidente Donald Trump (che però è astemio). L’ordine è piombato qualche settimana fa nelle Tenute Chiaromonte, azienda agricola con sede ad Acquaviva delle Fonti e il patron Nicola Chiaro...

ANGELO Inglese è il sarto italiano dei potenti. Il principe William ha indossato una sua camicia il giorno del matrimonio, così come Donald Trumpquando è entrato alla Casa Bianca. Nella sua lista si contano emiri e divi di Hollywood ma il suo sogno è farne una per papa Francesco e chissà che non sia questa l'occasione buona per sperimentare le nuov...