Lately, Abruzzo has been getting a lot of attention from those seeking off-the-beaten-path Italian destinations. Apart from its natural beauty and uncrowded medieval villages, the region also has an impressive list of cultural heritage sites that attract curious minds and art lovers. Here is my pick of some fascinating sites, which have withstood s...

Being tasked with re-creating Billie Holiday’s iconic looks in “The United States vs. Billie Holiday” was a challenge for costume designer Paolo Nieddu, both because director Lee Daniels’ biopic required so many costume changes and because there was a pressure to get the history right. Ultimately, Nieddu, who previously collaborated with Daniels on...

This week we have the honor of meeting Marco Leona from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City and share his incredible story and talent. To wind up at the Metropolitan Museum of Art must have been an interesting journey. Could you please tell us a little about yourself and the journey that brought you there. I’m a chemist. I studied chemi...

Italian fashion is known and adored all over the world for its high quality and heritage, but due to COVID precautions, companies are still unable to physically go to market. Enter the Italian Trade Agency, who guided, supported, and facilitated the brands in its Made in Italy program to once again showcase their wares virtually this season. Some 5...

Stories of Italy’s Matilde Antonacci and Dario Buratto, both born in 1981, only need a few words in a WhatsApp chat to understand each other. We met Dario of Stories of Italy, the studio whose name declares a mission – to tell the story of their country outside Italy (but not only). Matilde and Dario met at university twenty years ago, on the very...

Excluding computers and smartphones, which are now actually indispensable, there are other things that we find ourselves using every day - and often without paying too much attention to them - that writer and journalist Luigi Pintor defines as "timeless objects": scissors, buttons, shoelaces. And then there are the hangers (also known as "crutches"...

2020 will be remembered as the year we were made to change our lifestyle, restricted from the freedoms we have been used to. The year we have relied on nurses and doctors to save our lives from a war with a virus.  The Lazio region promoted the project ‘Diciamo insieme grazie’ in 2020. Twelve artists were each given a medical facility to create an...

Gianluca Corona is a professional realist figurative painter. The detail in his works is so neat and clean, that they can easily be mistaken for photographs. When depicting food, his artwork whets appetites – see for yourself in the above photo gallery. One of the most popular contemporary Italian still-life painters, Corona stands out for its sens...

Snaidero USA New York has re-opened its doors after completing a redesign of its 5,000-sq.-ft. showroom, the company announced. The project, initiated by company president Dario Snaidero, ushers in a new style of showrooms that spotlights products from all three of Snaidero’s collections, including luxury kitchens, baths, sideboards, closet systems...

Rome's reputation as an important street art capital continues to grow with new murals by important Italian and international street artists being added all the time. Most of the works are located in the suburbs, often far from the centre. Here is where to find the main street art projects and murals around the city. Esquilino Murals by Alice Pasqu...