Alfa Romeo plans to introduce a supercar as it bids for a breakthrough in the luxury vehicle market.  The Fiat Chrysler brand is setting its sights on ultra-luxury brands like McLaren and Porsche by reviving the Alfa Romeo 8C in 2022. The move is part of outgoing CEO Sergio Marchionne's plan to transform the automaker's fledgling Alfa Romeo brand i...

The Italian Food Awards land for the second time in the United States to celebrate the most innovative Italian food and beverage products for the US market. Awards for innovation The Italian Food Awards USA 2018 is organized by ItalianFood.net – the international, integrated B2B project by Parma-based Publisher Gruppo Food – supported by the Specia...

Today we begin a new series of wine, beer and spirits recommendations, in no small part because my review shelf is starting to bow under the weight of multiple bottles, and I know you could always use some good drinking advice. This week’s products all come from a small-batch liqueur company out of Washington, D.C., called Don Ciccio & Figli. In 18...

Fantini USA has announced its second annual Fantini Design Awards, recognizing excellence in kitchen and bath design throughout North America. The call for entries runs through July 15, 2018 and encourages architects, designers and developers inspired by water and passionate about Italian design to submit entries at www.fantiniusa.com/designawards....

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles had an ambitious plan in 2014 to bring Alfa Romeo back to the United States and sell 400,000 of the vehicles worldwide by this year. Those numbers did not pan out, but that might not be surprising for a brand that sold only 66,000 vehicles that year and had not been part of the U.S. market for decades. As FCA CEO Sergio Ma...

Around the first half of the 19th century, during the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, Lent days were called giorni di scammaro and people had to eat quite frugally, avoiding meat and rich foods. It is in this period that a peculiar frittata, the frittata scammaro was created, mixing together pasta with olives, sultanas, pine nuts and anchovies.  The t...

The cimaruta is a very old Italian portafortuna (good luck charm) rooted in the lore of the ancient Pagan religions of Italy. It can be worn around the neck or hung above an infant's bed to ward off any evil. Like many of the lasting ancient symbols and beliefs, the cimaruta design eventually took on certain symbols of Catholicism. One example of a...

In Italy you can order espresso in dozens of ways— corto or lungo, a short shot or with more water, with a splash of milk or foam, and dozens of riffs on corretto, espresso with a splash of spirits. In addition to the long list of standards, each of Italy’s twenty regions has several specialty coffee drinks little known in the States.   While worki...

C’era anche l’Italia la scorsa settimana a New York alla 30esima edizione della International Contemporary Furniture Fair una delle più importanti fiere internazionali del design di interni e del mobile, a cui prendono parte oltre 36.000 fra produttori, architetti ed esperti, distributori, grossisti. Tenutasi nei 165.000 mq. del Jacob K. Javits Con...

The Art Edition, of which only 250 exists, is raised by a specially designed sculpture inspired by the 12-cylinder engine in hand-bent, flared chromed steel. This visual masterpiece has been designed by Marc Newson, and will retail at $30,000. For those who can’t get their hands on the hefty Art Edition, there is also a production of leather-bound...