Crossroads at the National Automobile Museum in Turin takes a closer look at the relationship between post-War Italy and America and how designers from both sides of the Atlantic were inspired by each other’s radical work. Popular culture and consumerism underwent a radical change during that time, spearheaded predominantly by artists, musicians, d...

Before visiting Turin’s wonderful Royal Gardens, read author Giuseppe Culicchia’s short description: “The Royal Gardens are right in the city center, behind Piazza Castello. Surrounded by 17th-century bastions, they were redesigned by André le Nôtre, a superstar of garden architects in the 1600s, for Vittorio Amedeo II.” “In recent years, the Royal...

The Cadillacs and of Chryslers of Detroit's exuberant heyday in the late 1950s, with their high tail fins and low, wide bodies, owe a small debt to Italian car designers, according to an exhibition called “Crossroads, the US-Italy intersection from post-war to the economic boom,”at Turin's car museum the Museo dell'Automobile. The show explores the...

Representatives from Northern Italy’s Piemonte region recently welcomed Travel Agent and other journalists to a presentation at the Italian Consulate in New York City. After an official welcome from Italian Consul General Francesco Genuardi, Piemonte Tourism Manager Maria Elena told those in attendance that U.S. visitors to Piemonte are at an all-t...

When you think of Italy, famous cities like Rome, Venice and Florence definitely come to mind. And while these are home to wonderful landmarks such as the Trevi Fountain, St. Mark’s Basilica and the Statue of David, they are also some of the biggest tourist traps in the country. Of course visiting them should be on your travel bucket list, but if y...

Even though some of its work spaces had been used for a few weeks, Bulgari’s new jewelry factory here was still a work in progress earlier this month. The floors of creamy marble and gleaming walnut in the reception area were still covered, and leather armchairs were being moved into a conference room. The marble and wood were from Italy, as were t...

Filthy rich and already boast enough glass slippers to win a dozen princes? Italian shoemaker Antonio Vietri has the thing for you: 24-carat gold shoes. Vietri, from Turin in northern Italy, hopes to attract shoppers from wealthy Gulf countries with his blue or black suede moccasins with stitched gold-plated uppers.| "These are the first shoes in t...

Recognized by UNESCO as a “Creative City for Design,” Turin is preparing for this fall’s big event by relying on the ideas of 350 young people, almost all of whom are students at IAAD (the Institute of Applied Arts and Design, located at the foot of the Alps). In fact, these young people themselves (in collaboration with the Turin city government a...

What do you get one the most important photography agencies in the world for its birthday? Camera – Centro italiano per la fotografia is showing up at Magnum’s birthday with the best present we could imagine: Italy! To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the iconic cooperative’s foundation in 1947, an exhibition titled “L’Italia di Magnum. Da Henri C...

It’s an exciting month for us as we explore nebbiolo throughout all regions of Italy. The name nebbiolo is derived from the Piemontese word for nebbia, meaning fog. It derives from the fog that comes down from the mountains and roles over the Po Valley helping with the ripening of these grapes.