I was at the counter of a tony café in Turin when I had a moment. Looking around the elegant coffee bar, I felt swaddled in Italian opulence -- and immersed in Italy. The woman next to me was warning the barman about cold drinks. As an Italophile, I recognized the conversation as one that could only happen in Italy. The perceived danger of somethin...

Il capo della redazione torinese de La Stampa, Luca Ferrua, ha intervistato il console americano in Italia Philip T. Reeker. Ecco, in sintesi cosa ci ha detto: «Scoprire il Nord Italia mi ha aperto gli occhi, avevo studiato la regione a livello storico, con il suo ruolo nella storia europea, il ruolo nella storia italiana. Conoscevo l’Italia da tur...

What’s more pleasurable on a vacation to Italy than enjoying a scoop or two of gelato? There may only be one answer, and that’s savoring the gelato you made yourself. Luckily, travelers can now try their hand at the craft by taking one of the several gelato-making classes for amateurs offered throughout Italy. These classes are usually between two...

Impact Racing, Inc. and its associated brands (MasterCraft Safety and MasterCraft Defense) have been wholly acquired by the Italian-based Sparco. Daily operations and manufacturing, sales and customer service, as well as the management structure and staffing of Impact, will be consistent in all locations, with former owner Robbie Pierce remaining i...

Gualtiero Piccinini says he was “a thoughtful kid.” His parents advised him to think for himself, and he “took that seriously.” He’s been a philosophy professor at UMSL since 2005 and works primarily in philosophy of mind with an eye toward psychology, neuroscience and computer science. Almost an engineer. Piccinini’s father was a research engineer...

The prolific team at Turin’s Egyptian Museum never ceases to research and amaze. Its latest ‘excavation site’ was the huge archive of the museum itself, and what it brought to light was the story of one of the institution’s most illustrious figures: archaeologist Ernesto Schiaparelli, museum director and founder of the Italian Archaeological Missio...

The Giulia Sprint Speciale Coupé in these images was designed under the direction of Turin-born engineer Orazio Satta Puliga (1910-1974), with the support of invaluable colleagues such as Rudolf Hruschka. Satta Puliga once commented, “Alfa Romeo is not just a car manufacturer: its cars are something more than cars made in a conventional way. There...

The Italian language has had more of an impact on me than anything else in my life so far. Though at first people seemed sceptical of its usefulness to me, a boy from Wales, my love for Italian was instant. I was one of only a very few students at my school who studied the language, but I have not looked back since.  However, it wasn't until I spen...

The Philadelphia Museum of Art has joined with the Turin, Italy-based Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo to commission and acquire new video, film, and performance pieces from artists from around the world, museum and foundation officials announced Thursday. Every two years, the Future Fields Commission in Time-Based Media – as the joint initiative...

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...