Alla faccia di chi le vuole male (perché ovviamente inquina non essendo catalizzata) la Fiat 500 continua a circolare senza sosta sulle nostre strade: in Italia ci sono più vecchie 500 che auto elettriche. Un primato pazzesco, che porta il "cinquino" a rappresentare l'uno per cento di tutto il nostro parco circolante fatto di 37 milioni di mezzi gr...

Get ready New England. Get ready for Nutella B-ready. Ferrero USA, the company that makes Nutella -- the Italian chocolate-and-hazelnut spread that inspires devotion among its fans -- has chosen Springfield-based Big Y Foods Inc. as the sole U.S. test market for its Nutella B-ready product. Nutella B-ready is a is a crispy wheat wafer filled with N...

When you think of the world’s most loved brands, Italians dominate. Think of Dolce & Gabbana, Prada and Fendi in fashion, Ferrari, Fiat and Ducati in automotive, Smeg and DeLonghi in appliances. So how have the Italians gained and maintained their stronghold in the hearts and minds of buyers? The post-war period is widely recognised as the heyday o...

Operatori della regione al lavoro per vendere le destinazioni turistiche del FVG. Un’importante vetrina per vini e prodotti tipici e la cucina di Luca Manfè, lo chef che ha introdotto il ‘frico’ in America. Il meglio del Friuli Venezia Giulia come destinazione turistica ma anche come prodotti gastronomici, vini e ricette di cucina ha avuto una vetr...

In ancient times, the Italian peninsula was commonly referred to as enotria, or “land of wine,” because of its rich diversity of grape varieties and many acres dedicated to cultivated vines. In more ways than one, Italy became a gigantic nursery and a commercial hub fortuitously positioned at the heart of the Mediterranean for what would become wes...

Italy’s largest coffee group Lavazza could open up to 15 stores around the world as it takes on Starbucks, but has no plans to go head-to-head in the U.S. chain’s hometown of Seattle. Lavazza’s top executives opened the family-owned company’s first coffee boutique in the center of Milan on Tuesday, close to where Starbucks (SBUX.O) plans to launch...

Solid wood furniture company, Conarte America, recently announced that it has expanded its variety of styles, adding classic and traditional looks to it’s case goods but staying true to the concept of high end products fully designed and manufactured in Italy. Conarte has a permanent display, at 827 W Green Dr., High Point, NC, that allows customer...

At Milan’s Salone del Mobile in 1971, Florentine architect Lapo Binazzi assembled polyurethane pieces into a Doric temple, queued up his sound track, and pressed play. “Our dream was to ruin the temple to the ground, to the sound of an earthquake,” remembers Binazzi, now 74 and still based in Florence. The practical application of the remaining chu...

In 1976, a bustling retail store opened on East 59th Street in New York: It was called Fiorucci — a global concept shop by the Italian designer Elio Fiorucci, who had opened other outposts in London and Milan. It housed Fiorucci’s own fashion line, which had become famous for baby-faced angels on T-shirts and some of the first stretch jeans, as wel...

Luxury case goods resource Theodore Alexander will be the exclusive North American distributor for an Italian-made collection of case goods and upholstery for Medea Lifestyle 1905, a joint venture launched by its parent company Creative Home Furniture and Medea, s.r.l.  Medea Lifestyle 1905 will include 80 pieces inspired by the furnishings of Mila...