Thru March 30 2024 - Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum at the Cleveland History Center 10825 East Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44106. The design and performance of Enzo Ferrari’s cars have been a hallmark of Italian design since the first Ferrari was built in 1947. The Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum’s exhibit provides visitors with an up-close look at examples t...

The Italian Trade Agency concluded their independent eyewear roadshow held in Seattle and Chicago last month. Under the theme "Extraordinary Italian Eyewear," the events underscored elegance and innovation in eyewear, bringing together creative forces in the independent eyewear retail segment, showcasing Italy's rich legacy of craftsmanship and des...

Giovanni da Verrazzano (1485-1528), one of the greatest explorers of his time, was the first to set foot on the Atlantic coast of North America. The Verrazzano Bridge in New York, inaugurated in 1964, is an imposing tribute to him. Let’s explore the feats of our hero from Greve in Chianti (Florence) that have made his name unforgettable beyond the...

FENDI Casa, a name synonymous with Italian luxury and design, has recently made a significant announcement that is poised to elevate the world of interior design in Los Angeles. In an exciting development, FENDI Casa has unveiled a prestigious partnership with MASS Beverly, a renowned player in the field of interior design located in the heart of W...

Famous statues of horses sculpted by Sardinian artist Costantino Nivola and his American colleague Richard Stein are back in place in New York after they were damaged and removed in the redevelopment of a playground under the Big Apple's Wise Towers two years ago. The statues had graced the playground since 1964. After calls to bring them back to N...

Italian brand Etro is now open at Phipps Plaza. The store offers men’s and women’s ready-to-wear designs, home interiors collections, signature fragrances, eyewear, leather goods and accessories. The fashion house was founded in 1968 by Gimmo Etro and now has 130 stores in 20 countries. The brand has earned a global reputation for its high-quality...

Known for its relaxed pace of living, stunning and varied scenery, and world-famous food, it’s no wonder Italy attracts so many retirees. The ability to explore a new place with hundreds and hundreds of years of history, museums filled with some of the most iconic works of art in the world, and food known across the globe, is a trifecta unmatched b...

Milan, 1967: this is when Fiorucci first raised to the attention of fashion lovers. Founded by Elio Fiorucci, the son of a shoe shop owner, the brand soon became a symbol of innovation and unique flamboyance, inspired by the very essence and creativity of the 1960s.  It all began when Elio, a young creative mind of 27, encountered the vibrancy of L...

When the holiday season approaches, Rome transforms into a magical city, illuminated by twinkling lights and enveloped in a festive atmosphere that captures the hearts of visitors and residents alike. The Eternal City offers a unique experience during the Christmas season: from Christmas markets to artistic nativity scenes and illuminations adornin...

A repeat client recently told me as we were planning their Italy trip, “We want to rent a car, but I didn’t enjoy driving Italian autostrada last time with the aggressive drivers that would come up inches from my back bumper. We’ll stick to the country roads this time.” I would break down driving in Italy into 3 categories: driving in cities (not r...