When you buy household necessities like shampoo, soap, and toothbrushes in the United States, you’re likely getting them from a giant corporation. Procter & Gamble alone has more than 70 brands. But in Italy, many everyday supplies are the domain of small, family-run companies that have been crafting their wares the same way for a century. A collec...

The Italian furniture brand Natuzzi has embarked on what it calls "a new era of advanced, white-glove customer service" by launching a virtual-reality shopping experience. The brand's Augmented Store is part of its New York City Madison Avenue showroom. It enables customers to enter a digitally rendered version of their own home in virtual reality...

If you love cars, any trip to Italy isn’t complete without a visit to Modena, Italy’s ‘Motor City’ and home to Ferrari. Go to Modena any day of the year and the town is practically painted red from all the Ferrari flags and banners and related businesses. There are Ferrari-themed restaurants, cafés, hotels, and of course rental-car shops. You can l...

The ancient and far-reaching history of Europe is often veiled in mists of mystery. Enigmatic peoples , diverse cultures , and strange legends are all left in the past, with not a lot left behind them to assemble a proper tale. And one of these enigmatic cultures belongs to the ancient Etruscans. Once opulent and sprawling, the Etruscan civilizatio...

If you travel on the slow ferry from Naples to Capri, it may take up to 90 minutes to cross the Gulf of Naples and reach the island that is divided into two towns. To the west, Anacapri spreads across a plateau covering about two-thirds of the island and overlooking the town of Capri. When you land, – at Marina Grande, – the funicular will take you...

Che fosse un’opera d’arte non ne ha mai dubitato nessuno, fin da quando Gennaro Fabbri nel 1915 commissionò al ceramista faentino Gatti un vaso bianco e blu affinché la moglie, Donna Rachele, potesse conservare le sue “marene con frutto”. Oggi che quelle amarene – stessa ricetta di allora custodita gelosamente dagli eredi Fabbri – sono diventate si...

Una vita  passata tra arazzi, mura di cinta in pietra, cornici dorate, castelli, una vita presente tra grattacieli e tombini fumanti. La giovane contessa modenese Elisabetta Giriodi trova a New York la sua anima di artista e ritrova se stessa. Un passato nelle pubbliche relazioni, il giornalismo, la moda, gli affari di famiglia, la grande passione...

The purity and beauty of Venetian glass is known worldwide: a precious and ancient tradition that speaks of quality, beauty, elegance and creativity. At the heart of Venice’s artistic glass production is the tiny island of Murano and it’s there our journey through the history and making of murine (or murrina) is about to start. We’ll travel in time...

Environmental issues connected to the use of plastic, such as marine and landfills pollution, have been trending topics since at least a year. Indeed, in Western Europe, approximately 92 kilograms of plastic per person are consumed annually and according to Forbes, globally, humans buy a million plastic bottles per minute. Scary, right? And, if you...

Quando l’innovazione e la tecnologia incontrano il design e il saper fare del Made in Italy, succede che un’azienda produttrice di materie plastiche festeggi i cent’anni inventandosi nuovi materiali per gli oggetti 3D, che mobili fatti su misura finiscano negli uffici dei grattacieli di Mosca, che da uno studio della Nasa sull’inquinamento nasca un...