There are many who dream about taking on a new adventure and then there are those who actuallly fulfill that dream. Denise Pardini, manager of the Castello di Sinio, a refurbished 12th century castle in Piedmont, and chef at the property’s restaurant, clearly belongs to the latter category. There are several impressive things about Pardini realizin...

“The only word Elizabeth knows in Italian is Bulgari.” Richard Burton once quipped about Elizabeth Taylor during their passionate love affair and jewelry rendezvous at the famous Bulgari store on Via Condotti in Rome. While I would bet that Taylor knew more Italian, it’s a perfect line for a couple who were some of the many stars who helped the bra...

The 500X also happens to come with all-wheel drive as standard, disconnecting rear axle, and a nine-speed automatic transmission. Revisions include different bumpers, full-LED headlights and fog lamps, adaptive cruise control, and Front Park Assist. Customers who prefer a more individual 500X can choose the Urbana Edition, priced at $895 more than...

 “Food Valley,” an apt sobriquets for Emilia-Romagna, a region in northern Italy renowned for many of world’s most prized foods--Parmigiano-Reggiano, Prosciutto di Parma, Aceto Balsamico. It’s also home to Massimo Bottura, voted the World’s Best Chef and one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2019. Emilia-Romagna, birthplace of Enzo...

Caruso Menswear, an Italian clothier, is opening a new showroom on Madison Avenue in Midtown, Commercial Observer has learned. The 50-year-old menswear company signed a lease for 1,855 square feet on the 27th floor of 501 Madison Avenue, located between East 52nd and East 53rd streets. The full-floor space comes with a terrace, and Caruso will use...

In the social media generation of fashion, street style reigns supreme. While the streets of Milan, New York, Paris and London are awash with style insiders for two weeks of the year, the city of Florence, Italy is a sea of colour twice annually as 'menswear mecca' Pitti Uomo takes place every January and June. It attracts a crowd of impeccably dre...

The Ferrari 250 GTO, one of the iconic cars of the Maranello-based car plant, has officially been named a work of art with legal protection for its design. The June 20 ruling by the Bologna court came after a petition by Ferrari to protect its design. The Turin industrial union (UIT) notes that this is the first time a car has been granted copyrigh...

“I want to teach what I know,” said Carla Sozzani. It’s been nearly 30 years since the publisher and former fashion editor opened her 10 Corso Como concept shop in 1991 in Milan, which blended fashion, food, art, music, photography and design in a way that was unexpected. Now, she wants to take her knowledge and educate. “I want to do a 10 Corso Co...

An iconic piece of Italian furniture is getting a sustainable makeover. Italian designer Kartell has announced a new version of its immensely popular Componibili storage unit made of biodegradable plastic, reports Dezeen. The updated, “fully sustainable” unit—a first for the company—is the result of a collaboration between the Noviglio-based compan...

The outdoor world is meeting in Denver, CO, for the largest trade fair in North America this week – Outdoor Retailer Summer Market. Carvico and Jersey Lomellina, leaders in the production of warp knitted and circular knitted fabrics, will exhibit at the show, presenting the excellence of Made in Italy fabrics for the world of sports and outdoor. Ca...