What are the origins of the antique art of Murano glass? What is the process of the glass making? And what makes Murano glass so unique and renowned all over the world? The history of Murano glass is deeply intertwined with the history of the Republic of Venice (also known as La Serenissima Repubblica di Venezia, The Most Serene Republic of Venice)...

From the late 1920s through the 1930s, Alfa Romeo was the preeminent sports car in the world. Alfas won Le Mans four consecutive years from 1931-34 and the Mille Miglia an astounding ten times in eleven years from 1928-38! Along with Alfa’s two-seat sports cars they made various sedan models. Now in 2017, not too long after the return of Alfa Romeo...

The “Champions” of Made in Italy products are also the ones with unexpressed potential. Those who could contribute to increasing Italy's share of international trade but are unable to do so due to internal limits. This is the idea behind the new “Alti Potenziali” (High Potential) project launched by the Italian Trade Agency (ITA) yesterday, with a...

Italy’s export of high-end fashion, food, furniture products to 31 developed countries could rise 20% to €70 billion in 2022 led by the growth in the United States, according to a study by employers group Confindustria and the Prometeia think tank released yesterday. The study looks only at what it calls “bello e ben fatto” ( BBF) products, referri...

Even as luxury Italian men’s designer Ermenegildo Zegna prepares to open a new flagship store in the Crown Building at Fifth Avenue and 57th Street, it’s moving its corporate offices out. Zegna has signed a 10-year, 20,132-square-foot lease for the whole seventh floor and part of the sixth floor at SL Green’s 10 E. 53rd St. Sources said the asking...

Numbers from the Consorzio del Prosciutto di Parma , a consortium of 150 producers producing 9 million branded hams under the EU’s Protected Designation of Origin, reveal that export volume to the US was at 623,000 hams, a 7% increase over 2015. It’s another year of export growth to the US, according to the consortium—packaged pre­sliced ham sales...

When it comes to bright, light, and refreshing white wine from Italy for summer sipping, the first grape that comes to mind is Pinot Grigio. The best examples typically come from Northern Italy and offer pure stone fruit flavors and tingly acidity. But these wines aren't the only refreshing Italian whites. I recently had lunch with winemakers Andre...

Il 19 e 20 maggio il Miami Design District ospiterà due giornate interamente dedicate ai professionisti del settore per la promozione del Made in Italy. “The Best of Italian Design”, organizzato dall’Italy-America Chamber of Commerce Southeast (IACC), è rivolto a di più di 300 architetti e designer degli interni, membri dell’American Institute of A...

US retailer Walmart and the Italian Trade Agency said on Monday they agreed to develop a Walmart brand for a line of imported Italian food products, as part of a broader accord between the biggest US retailer and Italy’s trade promotion agency to boost sales of Italian food and wines. Walmart will increase its purchases of Italian food products by...

L’olio extravergine d’oliva conquista la West Coast. In occasione della prima edizione del festival enogastronomico «LA Food Bowl» organizzato dal Los Angeles Times (al quale partecipa anche lo chef Massimo Bottura) e in anticipazione della seconda settimana della Cucina italiana nel mondo, l’Istituto italiano di Cultura della città californiana ha...