by Jan Buchholz   Hotel Granduca will open Nov. 4 — only two days behind schedule, due in part to the volatile weather that lashed Central Texas Friday. The Italian-inspired hotel crowns a hillside near Bee Cave Road and Capital of Texas Highway. Giorgio Borlenghi, a Houston developer born in Milan, created the luxury hospitality brand...

By James Barragan   After an earthquake devastated Italy on Aug. 24, killing nearly 300 people, questions started rolling in to the Facebook page for "Italy Meets Texas," a group set up by Italians and Italian-Americans in Central Texas to promote Italian culture. People wanted to know how they could help.   The group's organizer...

By Beatrice Bondi Motostalgia, una delle maggiori case d'asta di automobili di lusso, ha annunciato la messa all'asta della 1950 Cisitalia Abarth 204A, l'auto guidata dal leggendario pilota Tazio Nuvolari nell'ultima vittoria della sua lunga carriera, sul percorso che da Palermo porta a Monte San Pellegrino, nel 1950 all'età di 57 anni, tre anni p...

Per celebrare il bicentenario della nascita di Giuseppe Verdi la Austin Lyric Opera presenta il Don Carlos di Giuseppe Verdi il 16/24 novembre al Long Center for the Performing Arts di Austin, la prima rappresentazione mai fatta del capolavoro verdiano nella Capitale dello Stato del Texas.   La politica, l'amore e la lealta' alla famiglia so...

Nordstrom is bringing the impossibly elegant style of Italy to four lucky stores in Texas. As of March 4, the Lone Star locales boast an exclusive store-in-store arranged through the Italian Trade Commission (ITC) called Pop-In@Nordstrom Loves Italy.   At these special locations — Galleria Dallas, Houston's Galleria, Austin's Barton Creek Sq...

  WTI Magazine #55    2015 March, 6Author : Lucio Luca      Translation by: John Cabot University   Have you ever googled the words "Sicily" and "America"? Hundreds of thousands of results appear but what is immediately evident is that the overwhelming majority refers to Cosa Nostra bosses in the U.S., Italian-American Mafia, the murder of Joe P...

Italy, Summer '13 and the country's airwaves are dominated by the sound of an indie-pop anthem from an unsuspecting rising star. The song "Alfonso" by Levante, a 26 year old singer-songwriter still working as a café barista, has unintentionally tapped into the mood not only of her own generation, but of a nation in crisis and understandably unenthu...