During the prestigious Construction Innovation Awards in the United Arab Emirates, the Italian Pavilion was awarded the prize for the best business project of the year. The Italian Pavilion, an architectural project signed by Carlo Ratti, Italo Rota, Matteo Gatto and F&M Ingegneria, presents an architecture designed to stage with creativity and inn...

I’ve always felt some imposter syndrome about being Italian American. Even though most of my family has never even been to Italy, we eat pasta instead of ham on Christmas, and we indulge the loud, boisterous Italian stereotype. As a kid, I clung to Italian characters I saw in TV shows, movies, and, of course, video games. I’ve always been proud tha...

Rob Truglia says I have the aura of cavatappi. He’s deduced this by looking through my Instagram, and by asking me a few quick questions about my life and habits. My curly hair determined the shape, but my image of myself as a help and support to those I love confirms that I’m a pasta with some heft to it, that can stand up to looser sauces and big...

In 1892, as Willard Fiske, Cornell’s first librarian, was restoring a spacious villa in the hills overlooking Florence, Italy, he bought a small book. It was more than 350 years old with a “sad” binding. He’d later confess that he bought it only because he thought it was unusual – and inexpensive. The book was a 1536 copy of the “Divine Comedy” by...

Angela Missoni, president of Missoni and its creative director from 1997 until last May, did not see the Italian label’s Spring 2022 collection until she went backstage before the runway show last week. In 2018, the Missoni family sold a 41 per cent stake to private equity investors — and this year the non-family management asked her to step aside...

In the first half of 2021, the value of sales in the U.S. of gold, silver and jewelry made in Italy increased by 118.9% compared to the first half of 2020, exceeding 500 million euros and reaching an incidence of 15.7% of the total. The United States leads the export recovery, confirming itself as the first destination market. However, it is all It...

Seton Hall Provost Katia Passerini has been selected as a 2021 honoree by the Columbian Foundation and will be recognized at the group's annual black tie gala on October 23. Founded in 1941 in Newark, the Columbian Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit that has awarded well over a million dollars in scholarships to hundreds of New Jersey college students...

Genoa, the 'Lady of the Sea', is one of Italy's four maritime republics with Amalfi, Venice and Pisa. Like many other maritime crossroads, Genoa's characteristic caruggi (vicols) have attended dramatic events and memorable stories, but also important people in the social field, in the Italia evolution towards self-improvement: the beauty of its mur...

Italy is the homeland of the aperitif: hanging out with friends whilst sipping a nice cocktail and tasting finger food is an all-Italian tradition, and just as Italian are the most popular Italian aperitif drinks.  The custom of having an alcoholic drink before dinner was already a thing in Ancient Rome to whet the appetite, what we know today as a...

The Fiat 500e makes you smile. Whether as a driver, a passenger, or even a spectator this little retro nod to the 1950s cinquecento is, simply put, a huge hit, as I have discovered driving the car in and around London on a fine September weekend. The face is friendly, almost cheeky, the proportions petit and the form curvy without being cutesy. The...