Like all great builders, Don Chiofaro wants to see how high he can go. Rocking on the bow of a harbor ferryboat as the sun sets, he points to the horizon, between Rowes Wharf and the Custom House Tower, and describes the tallest project the Boston waterfront has ever seen. His olive-green baseball cap, atop a full head of white hair and a permanent...

WHAT could more typical of an Italian holiday than sitting in a sun-soaked piazza or the on steps of a grand cathedral, and tucking into a gelato, panino or pizza? Well, if you’re in Florence, you can forget that — or be prepared to pay for it. The Renaissance city is cracking down on visitors who eat on footpaths, doorsteps or driveways at lunch a...

Arper, an Italian maker of modern home and office furniture, has opened a 100,200-square-foot manufacturing facility in High Point, North Carolina. The announcement comes soon after the company opened another showroom in Los Angeles. Claudio Feltrin, Arper board chairman and son of company founder, said the company sees incredible potential in the...

There are few better ways to experience autumn in Italy than with a trip to its wine regions, visiting vineyards and cantinas, sampling artisanal cheeses and breads, and dining in rustic trattorias  overlooking poster-worthy landscapes. But Italy has some 140 wine roads (called strade dei vini) to sate most every oenophile’s taste, so how to choose...

Over the past two decades, Neapolitan-style pizza — a disc of naturally fermented dough that’s topped with tomato sauce and cheese, and then baked — has gone from trend to popular mainstay on menus in pizzerias and casual restaurants throughout the U.S. And aside from the obvious factors (the simple deliciousness of a margherita pizza), there’s at...

Parks and Recreation's Ben Wyatt (played by the eternally awkward Adam Scott) is a man of niche tastes. He loves civil service. He's in love with show protagonist Leslie Knope. And, perhaps most notably, he has an undying adoration for calzones that steadily became one of the show's longest running jokes. The fact that Wyatt vehemently prefers calz...

When Italian-born Ettore Bugatti would go to work as a car manufacturer, he would do so on horseback. The maker of high-performance cars would incorporate his love of horses right in front of the car he would make. The grill is still shaped like a horseshoe. "Horses, horsepower seemed to be a winning combination," said Alan Rosenblum, who owns two...

Italian jewelry brand Pomellato has recently opened a beautiful flagship store in Los Angeles on Rodeo Drive. “Rodeo Drive is the iconic intersection of luxury and tourism on the West Coast,” says Nathalie Diamantis, Pomellato’s CEO. “This boutique allows Pomellato not only to increase its visibility in this key market, but more importantly to have...

The Belpaese is famous worldwide for high fashion thanks to the presence of an extremely well established and fervid artistic and manufacturing culture. Italy has countless schools of fashion and crafts, as well as good designers and artisans with incredible craftsmanship. In addition, it is famous for the undisputed quality of its raw materials, e...

Italian fashion tycoon Brunello Cucinelli, best known for selling cashmere sweaters for thousands of dollars each, has unveiled his latest creative project: a fully restored medieval hamlet nestled in a valley in central Umbria. Cucinelli showed hundreds of invited journalists and guests around the 13th century settlement of Solomeo on Tuesday, hav...