Spring is beginning to green the rolling Piedmontese hills as we make our way down the auto strada from Milan.Thi s is familiar country – I spent long stretches of my childhood here, among the wide fields and castle towns, the Alps a constant backdrop of crags and snow. Now, though, I’m here for a glimpse of the future that is also a window into th...

The market for Postwar Italian art has been rapidly growing over the last decade—you can’t swing a Balenciaga bag around a modern art fair lately without knocking over at least three of Lucio Fontana’s slashed canvases. But it’s Arte Povera, however, that has made its way to the forefront of the market’s collective consciousness just within the pas...

A lot of around 850 grammes of white truffles was sold for €75,000 ($87,500) in a top Italian auction on Sunday. The buyer, from Hong Kong, placed their winning bid via satellite at the World Alba White Truffles Auction at the Grinzane Cavour castle in Piedmont, northwestern Italy. Isabelle Gianicolo of the National Truffle Study Centre noted that...

Italy’s Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II final assembly and check out (FACO) facility in Cameri has delivered eight F-35As. Lockheed Martin said four currently reside at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona for international pilot training, while the other half are at an air base on the Adriatic coast. Italy’s FACO recently became one step closer to bei...

The Italian cities of Milan, (literature), Alba (gastronomy), Pesaro (music) and Carrara (crafts) were among 64 cities from 44 countries to join UNESCO's list of creative cities Tuesday. Milan joined a literature circuit that includes Dublin, Edinburgh, Barcelona, Prague and Baghdad. The new entries raised to nine the number of Italian cities on th...

Before Fiat married Chrysler it was just Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino, but most people probably would have told you it stood for this: “Fix It Again, Tony.” My dad took this as a personal challenge and adopted a 1979 Spider 2000 in the ’90s. The car’s still in the family. Actually, it practically raised me. Listen, the Mazda Miata wasn’t alw...

When: Monday, November 06, 2017 From 6:30 pm To 8:30 pm - Where: IIC Los Angeles, 023 Hilgard Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024 - Space is limited, RSVP required* Fee: $55.00 (IIC members)/$60.00 (non-members) *To register please call (310) 824-7408 Wine in contemporary Italy: Exploring the unique wines of each region. There are around 350 common wine gra...

Fall is my favorite season. Yes, I love chestnuts, truffles, cardigans, chunky scarves and pumpkin pies. But the real reason I love the fall is another, it’s the dark. The dark brings about hints of wintry chill, mixed with the cinnamon tang of cookies. It calls for the first hot chocolate of the season, thick and sweet, topped with whipped cream,...

The name “Cacciatore” (hunter’s style) derives etymologically from its original use in the rations that hunters carried in their knapsacks during their trips. The history of the product developed hand in hand with the evolution of the rural culture typical of the regions of the production area, which provide the raw material that is processed accor...

People often say that Halloween is completely foreign to Italian culture and folk traditions. This is both true and false: rites, traditions, legends scattered throughout the peninsula cover the night of All Saints' Day, which coincides with that of Halloween... but it is much older.