Alfa Romeo dealers have one less model to sell for 2019, although that's not likely to affect many buyers. The automaker has dropped the coupe version of its 4C sports car in order to focus on the more popular (although admittedly slow-selling) 4C Spider. Otherwise, the Italian brand's American renaissance continues with its Giulia compact sedan an...

Each year, the Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition – hosted by Confindustria Ceramica and the Italian Trade Agency – recognizes the outstanding work of North American architects, designers and students who create imaginative spaces using Italian ceramic and porcelain tile. Now in its 26th year, the 2019 Tile Competition is accepting entries in three...

This village in the northern Italian province of Piacenza is tucked between the hills. The locality is celebrated primarily for its castle, a complex that represents an incredible synthesis between defensive medieval architecture and the elegant, ladylike mansions of the Renaissance. And the beautiful interior of the Castle of Agazzano is the perfe...

Afew years back, pastry executive Alberto Bauli spoke with a heightened sense of panic during a press conference for an Italian consortium of bakers and confectioners. “Seven out of 10 Americans buying an ‘Italian-style’ panettone are getting a fake,” he proclaimed. Panettone—the world-famous, yeast-leavened cake, whose sales reach their peak durin...

Dai tornanti che dominano la Coachella Valley al deserto attraverso la faglia di Sant’Andrea. Sono gli scenari mozzafiato della California del Sud a fare da cornice al primo ‘test drivè ufficiale della nuova Lamborghini Urus negli Stati Uniti. Da quando è arrivata nel mercato Usa, nel mese di ottobre, sono 400 i Suv venduti dalla Casa di Sant’Agata...

The world's sparkling wine drinkers may be, essentially, divided into two camps: those that inadvertently call all sparkling wines Champagneand those that abhor that erroneous practice. No judgment here, but learning a few simple traits and indicators about bubblies from regions outside of Champagne is low-hanging fruit when it comes to wine apprec...

È nel cuore di SoHo che Artemest – luxury italian marketplace fondato nel 2015 dalla rinomata jewelry designer Ippolita Rostagno e da Marco Credendino – ha scelto New York per presentare la magnificenza della creatività italiana plasmata a mano, tra arredi, illuminazione, decor, oggetti e incantevoli lavori in vetro e ceramica. «Gli artisti italian...

Investire nel mercato americano vuol dire fare i conti con un mercato diverso, ma non per questo più difficile. Anzi: dal 10 Marzo 2016 sulle spedizioni di ordini di valore inferiore a 800 dollari non è previsto alcun dazio e hanno una procedura doganale di importazione semplificata. Una regola doganale perfetta per l’e-commerce. Si risparmia tempo...

Italian cosmetic, fragrance and personal care brands offer a singular, unparalleled quality and excellence, and are poised for growth in the U.S. market. Opportunities abound, but challenges with niche brands’ marketing and promotional strategies need to be conquered. And they must learn more about the specific consumers they are targeting and hone...

Radicchio (roughly translated in UK English as chicory and known in American supermarkets as radicchio) is a typically autumnal produce and a true favorite of Italian cuisine of the Fall. Particularly loved in the North, it is grown and consumed very much in all Northern regions, but is greatly associated with the North-Eastern part of the country,...