Everyone seems to love Italy. You can visit Tuscany in Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed 2 sub-series, and roam a fantasy city inspired by Venice in Final Fantasy 15. You can fight in Venice in Final Fight 2 and in Pisa in Castlevania: Bloodlines. You can drive on Italian roads in Gran Turismo and you can ski on the Alps in Steep. You can murder in an ima...

l suo Bosco Verticale di Milano ha festeggiato cinque anni entrando nella lista mondiale dei 50 grattacieli più iconici degli ultimi dieci lustri e sono già in programma o in cantiere edifici simili a Parigi, Losanna, Tirana, Nanjing. E ancora, nel deserto di New Cairo, «tre cubi verdi realizzati a temperature estreme è una bella sfida ma assorb...

In 1916, Planters Nut and Chocolate Company ran a contest for a trademark. Antonio Gentile, a resident of Suffolk, Virginia, the peanut-growing capital of the state, began sketching possible entries for the contest. He drew a friendly, humanized peanut tumbling, serving nuts, and walking with a dignified cane. One of his sketches won the contest; G...

Maserati begins production of 225 limited series "Edizione Ribelle" vehicles which will arrive in North American showrooms at the end of March 2020. The limited series will include 100 Ghibli S Q4, 100 Levante S, and 25 Quattroporte S Q4, in the GranSport trim.  "The name 'Ribelle' means rebel in Italian and pays homage to the rebel nature of Maser...

Nighttime’s the right time — and reservations are smart any time — when it comes to seeing the great sights in Northern Italy. With all the crowds heading for the same few attractions, popular sights and destinations are packed, and ticket lines are long. For 2020, officials thankfully have promised longer hours and easier opportunities to book ent...

The art of the Florentine goldsmiths dates back to the 12th-13th century and covers a range of techniques, such as open work, burin engraving, chasing, “niello”, damascening, “cesoro”, soldering, cuttlebone casting, crucible casting, and foil and wire lamination. Over the centuries, the techniques have been applied to both the manufacture of jewell...

ELEGANTE Bespoke RIQUADRO - Snaidero USA’s luxury sideboard system designed by renowned Italian design studio, Mario Mazzer Architects - is a winner of the 2019 GOOD DESIGN™; the prestigious award bestowed by the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design. RIQUADRO is the first freestanding furniture piece in the company’s product line an...

Nearly 20 international scholars will come together at the Stuckeman Family Building on Penn State's University Park campus later this month to discuss how historians and scholars have processed Italy’s sustained importance for architecture and its history over the 20th century. Hosted jointly by the Stuckeman School and the Department of Architect...

From amphitheaters to skyscrapers, few people know that Italy was a precursor regarding the modern high-rise constructions, even though its cities are ancient and mostly have low-rise buildings. Everything started with the international design competition for the Chicago Tribune Tower hosted by the Chicago Tribune newspaper in 1922. Chicago and its...

There is no denying that Italy has designed some of the best sports cars over the last 50+ years. Yes, for some reason, Italy sure knows how to develop a decent sports car and has produced some of the most iconic cars in the world as a result. For the Italians, it's not just merely a car – it's a piece of art. Sadly, many of these majestic models h...