You may not look at the Mazda Miata-based Fiat 124 Spider and say, “Viva l’italia!” But why would you? It’s a Japanese car sold by an Italian-American company. But when I drove one for the first time, something strange happened. I think I found the automotive embodiment of myself: energetic, easy to beat up, made here and there, with borderline Ita...

So you think you know Italian wines? Wrap your heads around this: Italy’s National Registry of Grapes boasts 461 official grape varieties, 377 of which are genetically different Native grapes. So basically you could explore a new variety 365 days of the year yet fall short, let alone combining the endless permutations of producers, terroir, and sty...

Three-and-half billion Kinder eggs are sold globally each year but the popular chocolate-toy hybrid generates zero sales from the United States market. Until now. Confectionery maker Ferrero International S.A. says at the beginning of 2018, it will debut a version of the iconic, decades-old Kinder Egg to the U.S. market for the first time. The most...

Tucked away at the corner of Vandeventer and Boyle Avenues in The Grove neighborhood is an online retailer and wholesaler of imported Italian specialty foods, Ditalia Fine Italian Imports. I’ve literally passed it hundreds of times driving down Vandeventer but never bothered to find out what was behind its unassuming brick façade. My curiosity got...

Private equity is setting its sights on the Italian retail industry. With 28 transactions worth €1.8 billion, 2016 was the strongest year since 2010. What has grown above all is the total value of signed deals: within 12 months they tripled compared to the 456 of 2015, and are getting close to the €1.668 billion of 2014. The number of operations is...

Celebrare la sinergia tra il mondo del design italiano e gli Stati Uniti: questo l'obiettivo dell’evento "Material Immaterial", organizzato dal periodico italiano di design "Interni" in collaborazione con il Consolato generale d'Italia a New York. Perché se gli Stati Uniti hanno dimostrato grande interesse a investire in nuove proposte nel settore...

For the first edition of the LA Food Bowl festival, organized by the Los Angeles Times, the Italian Institute of Culture of Los Angeles intends to focus the attention on the excellence of our culinary products with two events dedicated entirely to one of the most appreciated Italian products all around the world: Olive Oil. While the brand Filippo...

Ferragamo is one of the most renowned names in high fashion footwear. Born in Italy, Salvatore Ferragamo became the “shoemaker of dreams” in Hollywood, designing for films and privately for the stars. He eventually returned to Italy and built a company whose name became synonymous with quality and style. Salvatore was born in the small village of B...

Maurizio Reggiani, the director of research and development for storied Italian supercar builder Lamborghini, takes in the knife-edge lines of his latest creation, the $275,000 Huracan Performante. He is pleased. "This car represents so much of what we are," says Reggiani. "We are looking to the future." The future, these days, seems to be all abou...

The Italian company Cama Group is the winner of the Best Future Machine Award 2017, aimed at rewarding the highest levels of innovation in the packaging industry. The competition has been launched by the American company Rockwell Automation, which is the world’s largest provider of industrial automation and information products, with over 22,000 em...