Her earlobes weighed down by enough charms to fill two bracelets, her hair in a topknot, Angela Missoni is claustrophobic in cities, alive with enthusiasm, lit by clarity. For 20 years the creative director of Missoni, she’s turned the family-owned company into a global luxury brand without forfeiting its intimate authenticity. “I’m not looking for...

The olive tree is perhaps the plant that better defines the landscape of Calabria. The millennial trees witness the ancient presence of olive oil in the culture and culinary tradition of this high-altitude region descending into the heart of the Mediterranean. All the tastes of Calabria - Calabria is a diversified region stretching from an 800 km-l...

Curator Maria Cristina Didero renewed her partnership with Fendi by commissioning a suite of living room furniture titled “Welcome!” for Design Miami 2017.  Chiara Andreatti, the Milan-based designer, has interpreted the concept by drawing inspiration from the north-Italian countryside. The ideas of countrified luxury and elegance underscore the co...

At Christmas, Americans enjoy pumpkin pie, the English have plum or Christmas pudding and the Italians have panettone. Just the mention of this sweet Milanese bread conjures up the aromas of citrus, vanilla, and candied fruit. This staple of Italian festivities dates back as far as the Middle Ages when to celebrate Christmas, people would replace t...

How active is Italy in importing and exporting culture? To answer this question ShopAlike has created an interactive map which is able to illustrate, in a dynamic and effective way, the import/export flow of cultural products in European countries. ShopAlike bases its map on the recent reports of Eurostat, the statistic institute of the European Un...

Virtually every region of the world imprints at least one lasting legacy upon the global culinary landscape. Then there’s Turin. Perhaps you associate the northern Italian city with the birthplace of Eataly, or Slow Food. But long before these modern phenomena were conceived, Italy’s original capital gave birth to something even sweeter: vermouth....

Stephen Lash, Fondatore e Chairman Emeritus di Christie’s USA è un distinto signore dall’aria patrizia. A suo agio in italiano, francese ed ovviamente in inglese ci riceve al 20 Rockefeller Plaza, quartier generale di Christie’s USA. L’incontro avviene a pranzo. Servito da una catena alimentare fast and casual, acqua minerale e caffè per bevande. “...

Italian wine exports have grown by 74% in the past ten years, driven largely by Prosecco, which has pushed exports of sparkling wine by 400% in the same period. The figures were revealed by the head of Nomisma’s Wine Monitor, Denis Pantini, during the Wine2Wine event in Verona, reports Radiocor. Italy exports 60% of its wine to three markets, USA,...

Liguria is a strait crescent embracing the Gulf of Genoa, surrounded by forest-covered mountains and the sea, with cliffs sprinkled with picturesque towns and terraces. It is a terrain abounding in aromas and colours, from the soft green of the famous basil, to the infinite nuances and fragrances of the floricultural crops. It is the land of gourma...

There is something humbling about participating in a traditional olive harvest. Every couple of years I get to help out my husband and his family gather olives to make oil for our own family. Everyone loves the taste of good high quality oil and simply refuse to do without it. The harvest is only a few days of work but it unexpectedly makes me feel...