The new episode of "Italian innovators" is a profile of Emilio Pucci, aristocrat, sportsman, aviator, war spy, smuggler, politician, and world renowned fashion designer, who pioneered the project of Italian moda in the early 1950s, designed the style of dolce vita, and created one of the most iconic brands in the 20th century. His unique approach t...

A world-famous Italian spot just opened a location in Greenwich Village. All’Antico Vinaio opened last week at 225 Sullivan St., near West Third Street, which is the eatery's second location in Manhattan. All’Antico Vinaio opened in Florence in 1991, where its three locations became popular tourist attractions for what Savaeur magazine called "the...

The Ponte Vecchio is about to be restored comprehensively for the first time in its 677-year history. Despite being structurally sound, the bridge is showing signs of its age-old exposure to the elements and the constant flow of the River Arno. A floating platform has been set up with the scaffolding required to carry out the necessary pre-restorat...

Autumn in Tuscany is the season for sunny, golden-hued grapes. It is time to cherish the earth and the fruits of the vine. Restaurants put up handwritten signs about fresh porcini mushrooms, and small towns hold sagra, festivals celebrating local food and history. Living in Florence over the years, I have enjoyed short local train travel within the...

The traditional U.S.A. TUSCAN AWARD CEREMONY 2022. took place on Thursday 20 October 2022 at the Salone dei Cinquecento in Palazzo Vecchio, chaired by the Presidents Maurizio Mancianti and Andrea L. Davis with the participation of the Vice Mayor of the Municipality of Florence Alessia Bettini and the Consul General of the United States in Florence...

An ambitious, nearly three-year restoration and consolidation plan for Florence’s Accademia Gallery — “plagued” by myriad pandemic-related interruptions — is at last coming to fruition. The reopened gipsoteca (plaster cast gallery) and a new lighting system for Michelangelo’s David are two of the major renovations that were recently unveiled at the...

Italy is populated with foreign tourists at any time of the year, but on the occasion of some holidays, even Italians tend to prefer their country as a destination for their holidays, especially during the All Saints' weekend. The bridge this year happens between Tuesday and Wednesday, which means that for those who can, it will be a long weekend f...

“The World’s 50 Best Bars” ranking was recently announced for 2022 and Italy, lauded land of the aperitivo hour, has four spots that made the cut. An annual ranking of the planet’s top pouring establishments, The World’s 50 Best Bars is voted on by a group of 650 well-traveled drink experts and owned by William Reed Ltd, a multimedia company in the...

Swimming in UNESCO-protected canals. Breaking into historic sites. Driving down the world's most famous staircase. And just when you thought that was as bad as it gets: smashing priceless sculptures in a fit of pique. As travel restrictions dropped this summer and tourists flooded back to Europe, the news of visitors behaving badly in Italy just ke...

Expect to see some chef knives along with the fabric scissors at one of the world’s top fashion schools. Polimoda draws students from over 70 nations to Florence, Italy to study style and design for clothing — and now they are launching their first Food Styling course to impart those same skills to chefs plating their main courses. “There are amazi...