We could translate the terms benessere (well-being) or buonvivere (good living) literally, but that wouldn't quite relate their full meanings. Here in the Romagna region, it encompasses all the elements of a healthy lifestyle. Not just a healthy body, but a healthy mind, a healthy community, and a healthy environment.   I stayed at the Grand...

By Joan Stern Valentino is rocking the New York City with its new store on Fifth Avenue. The Italian fashion house celebrates the opening of this flagship store with a commemorative capsule collection. The range is exclusive to the three storey store located at 693 5th Avenue, New York. Each piece of the collection is adorned with a bright red hea...

You pass through a handsome iron gate then up a long, straight colonnade of trees. This ends at a circle with a tall bronze fountain — three mermaids holding up a young boy — and life-size statues that represent the four seasons.   You see a wide traditional house with today's imposing entry, steep roofs, arched windows, even a turret. This...

Antica Murrina jewelry store is opening soon at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. Owned and operated by Angelo and Victoria Molinari, the store specializes in Antica Murrina handcrafted jewelry by Murano Glass in Venice, Italy.   It is only the second Antica Murrina store in the U.S.; the original is in Atlantic City, New Jersey. "We look f...

The Alfa Romeo brand is back in the United States with an eye-catching sports car. Bob-Boyd Alfa Romeo Fiat is the first central Ohio franchise to sell the brand since it left the U.S. market in the 1990s. The debut model is a special edition of the 4C, with pricing that starts at $71,895.   It will be followed by a base-model 4C starting a...

By Eric Moskowitz   The suit John Kerry wore to accept the Democratic presidential nomination, the one he donned to walk his daughter down the aisle, and the blazer he grabs before every flight as secretary of state all came from the same place: not Brooks Brothers or Brioni but a little tailor shop above a grocer in Harvard Square.  ...

VBH is an Italian Luxury accessories house with an innovative approach to the ever-changing luxury market. The House's core business includes a line of women's luxury leather handbags and accessories, along with a collection of fine jewelry and decorative home objects with a strong celebrity following. VBH corporate offices, retail showroom, creati...

High heels with retro flames bursting from the back of the shoes, à la Katy Perry. Coral-pink silk pajamas with jewels on the collar. A blue velvet evening suit, including a ruffled dress shirt, a patterned pocket square and a polka-dot bow tie.   These items, along with dozens of other designer garments, vintage photographs of style icons a...

Lets face it Italy and Italians do a lot of popular things and often better than almost anywhere on earth. All over the world it really is true that Everybody Loves Italian. Sport Cars like Ferrari, Maserati, Alfa Romeo, Bugati etcetra. Clothes and Fashion such as Versaci, Armani and an unending number of very high end clothing. We take our cl...

  WTI Magazine #79    2016 May 13Author : Unioncamere      Translation by:   The name velvet comes from the Latin "vellus", due to the characteristic dense pile on the right side of the fabric. Originally produced in the East, its use spread among the wealthier classes of the West in the 13th century. Velvet began to be produced in Italy in the...