Make me the biggest yacht in the world—bigger than anyone has ever seen,” he commanded. It was a mold-breaking commission for the Benetti shipyard more than 40 years ago, from a client keen to tout his wealth. The Italian firm had already earned accolades for making fine yachts, but this was to be a new kind of vessel, a “superyacht,” if you will....

Miami-born and Italy-raised, jewelry designer and accomplished equestrian Lucrezia Buccellati will make Palm Beach her permanent home this fall. The co-creative director of Italian jewelry brand Buccellati, which was founded in Milan in 1919 by Lucrezia's great-grandfather, Mario, and the mother of two plans to put down roots in a town where horses...

The Sons of the Two Sicilies Smoking and Pipe Club is a gathering place for the smokers, collectors and creators of tobacco pipes made in the territories of the former Kingdom of the Two Sicilies.  For over one hundred and fifty years, the Italian Peninsula has been an important hub for the manufacture of tobacco pipes. From the finest artisans cra...

Al via la terza edizione di “Vivo d’Arte”, il concorso-premio promosso dal Ministero degli Affari Esteri in collaborazione la Fondazione Romaeuropa dedicato ai giovani artisti italiani, al di sotto dei 36 anni di età, residenti stabilmente all’estero da almeno un anno. Oggetto del concorso-premio sono opere originali di creazione contemporanea svil...

Prato is the capital of the Province of Prato in Tuscany, Italy. Over the centuries, Prato has mainly been famous for its textile industries, with its products being sold to various parts of Italy as well as Europe. Prato has also played an important role in the slow food movement, which is reflected in its wonderful cuisine. The city, with about 2...

I've recently come across an article published by Business Insider,  then proposed in Italian on the turismo.it website. In it, ten things about Italy that shock foreigners are listed. Curious, I scrolled the article and began wondering: how do I feel about it, as an Italian? Do I agree with it, do I understand its point of view or is foreign press...

B. Amore vividly remembers the moment she began making art again nearly five decades ago. She had two children, little money and precious little free time. But she hungered to try carving and had just been given a block of redwood by a sculpture teacher. Sitting on the floor of her Boston apartment, a blanket spread out before her, the wood lay nes...

If you are a bear, you are probably better off living in the Italian part of the Alps as opposed to any other part. Why? Is it because Italians are so kind hearted? No. Cowardly? Certainly not. Animal lovers? No, not necessarily — God help you if you are a pig. No, the reason seems to be, conservation biologists aver, is that Italians do not care a...

When she was 19 years old, Lisa Ponti’s father, the dexterous Italian design visionary Gio Ponti, published a collection of her poems, Gio Ponti Agli Amici (“From Gio Ponti to His Friends”), and gave them out as Christmas gifts. Interspersed with illustrations by Gio’s prominent painter and sculptor pals, including Giorgio de Chirico and Arturo Mar...

It’s April in San Diego, spring is in the air, and a sense of hope and renewal can be felt through our city streets. This month also signals that baseball season is upon us—another crucial milestone being met, perhaps, in our collective grasp for a return to normality. While we root for a great season for our beloved Padres, however, another import...