Just like the great sailor after which it is named, the Amerigo Vespucci s navigates under full sail, unrestrainable alberi maestri, ventisei vele, una superficie, imposing, majestic. So, for 90 years, this ship of the Marina Militare italiana has been an integral part of the training of officer cadets of the Navy Academy and it has become a true s...

Who is not able to picture the image of the gondolier wearing their sailor shirt and straw hat as they sing a serenade? The gondola is undoubtedly the symbol of Venice. In a city where moving around mainly happens on the water, this elegant boat fits perfectly in the narrow canals. Up to the development of motor vehicles, it was the most popular bo...

The U.S. Navy, burned in the past, is stepping back from reinventing — or even redesigning — the wheel. That’s why the Navy’s new Constellation-class of frigates might bring to mind warships currently deployed on the high seas by European countries. It was based on the Fregata Europea Multi-Missione (FREMM) family of vessels from the Italian shipbu...

 The Italian glassblowers of Murano have survived plagues and pandemics. They transitioned to highly prized artistic creations to outrun low-priced competition from Asia. But surging energy prices are shattering their economic model. The dozens of furnaces that remain on the lagoon island where Venetian rulers transferred glassblowing 700 years ago...

Italy’s Amalfi Coast is undoubtedly known for its dramatic seascapes, rich maritime history, and enormous lemons. As someone who has traveled in and around this region a handful of times, I often wonder how these centuries-old houses still cling to a cliff’s edge without plummeting into the Tyrrhenian Sea below. Perched along the southwestern edge...

Did you know that in Italy you can enjoy unforgettable virtual experiences? Where? Here are four innovative multimedia experiences from North to South Italy to feel involved at 360 degrees. “Involvement”: this is the keyword for tourism at present and it will surely be the core of it in the future. How? Through digitalization, multimedia, technolog...

Casa Italia, a landmark showroom building uniting strong Italian brands, has set a grand opening for 4-6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 16. All marketgoers are invited to the celebration at the ship-shaped building and downtown High Point landmark that for decades has housed Natuzzi’s showroom and U.S. headquarters.  Earlier this year, Natuzzi Americas annou...

When visitors arrive on the Seattle campus of the University of Washington, they are greeted by a stunning Gothic masterpiece that dwarfs many of the surrounding buildings — Suzzallo Library. Gaze upwards and notice the library’s 18 terra cotta figures, sitting in niches along the facade. The sculptures depict individuals who made significant contr...

Dieci storie di design italiano. Una raccolta fresca e stimolante di punti di vista, esperienze, sguardi, studi, prospettive di personaggi più o meno noti, ma sempre interessanti. Una panoramica di quello che è oggi il mondo del progetto, che poggia su basi storiche e si apre al mondo, con contaminazioni ed esiti a tratti sorprendenti. Dieci testim...

On the occasion of Contemporary Art Day 2020, the launch of the web series ‘Spazi d’artista’, in collaboration with Artribune magazine. The series presents ten short films each devoted to an artist from the Farnesina Collection, who talk about their journey and the relationship with the studios in which they work, from a perspective of particular i...