Wander through the strade of Milan or Rome, and you might come across a mural on the side of a building or an installation in the unlikeliest of places — a manhole, for example. For a country steeped in classical art history and tradition, Italy also boasts a thriving street art scene. Urban activists in Italy are redefining the birthplace of the R...

In the late 16th century, Europe was transitioning through the Renaissance to the Scientific Revolution, but even with the invention of the printing press in the mid-15th century, technology was a slow process. The arts, however, were still flourishing, especially in Italy. During the High Renaissance in the early 16th century, the art of Bellini,...

Monday, June 08, 2020 5PM EST. Moderated by Maria Teresa Cometto. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. An ICI Webinar with the participation of: Massimo Ferragamo, Chairman of Ferragamo USA; Julie Gilhart, fashion industry veteran, Chief Development Officer at Tomorrow and President of Tomorrow Consulting; Sara Maino Sozzani, deputy Editor-in-Chief Vogue Italia...

Steve Buscemi has seen it all. He was hit by a car and a bus as a kid, was once stabbed in a bar fight, volunteered as a firefighter during 9/11, and somewhere along the way became one of the most accomplished film actors of his generation. And then tragedy struck: In 2019, Buscemi lost his wife of over 30 years. In a rare interview, Hollywood's mo...

Until recently, some of the most intricately embroidered fabrics in the world, like those found in garments designed by Giorgio Armani, Valentino, Etro and Prada, have come out of a duplex apartment complex in Milan, the home of a small business called Pino Grasso Ricami. Under the watchful eye of Mr. Grasso and his daughter, Raffaella Grasso, seve...

Last Monday Milan’s diehard shoppers and cappuccino addicts-in-withdrawal were given a well-earned respite, as the strict lockdown we’ve been under for two months was lifted for retailers and restaurateurs. Hairdressers too opened their salons—and you could almost hear the collective sigh of relief as thousands of women (myself included) booked app...

You don’t need to leave your house, or even your kitchen-turned-office, to take a much-needed break from quarantine. Aperitivo, the Italian version of happy hour that separates the (often shorter) Italian workday from the evening, is exactly what you need. Turn up some Italian tunes, pour a glass of Prosecco, and, most importantly, sign out of Zoom...

To understand what it felt like to be in Italy during the Renaissance, as Europe moved from the Middle Ages to the modern era, simply imagine sitting front row at a ballpark Beatles show, but instead of experiencing the art through guitars and microphones, picture a bursting panorama of towering portraits, divine ceilings and electric colors, which...

Back in the early days of motoring, luxury automakers would sell chassis to their wealthiest customers who would them commission coachbuilders to put on a bespoke body. This process doesn't really work on modern cars these days, because the body and the chassis are forced to be structurally integral for crash and pedestrian safety reasons. And re-e...

Fashion, just like wine, hinges its success on three running themes: passion, excellence and research. These are indeed the three cornerstones Anna Fendi has picked to create an exclusive oenological collection: a limited edition of select wines that represent the best of Italy’s production. The project includes twenty exceptional terroirs, which t...