Speedway town officials and government leaders in Varano de' Melegari, Italy, have solidified a sister-city relationship to provide students in both cities with educational and entrepreneurial opportunities locally and abroad. The two cities established a business partnership through Dallara Automobili, which operates its only U.S. location on...

July Fourth is all about independence, remembering the birth of our great nation – and the Fiat 500? That's right, the quirky little Italian compact car shares the same b-day as the beloved United States of America. It all started in 1936 when Fiat unveiled the 500 Topolino.   It was nothing like the iconic 500 that enthusiasts clamor o...

by Jan Buchholz   Hotel Granduca will open Nov. 4 — only two days behind schedule, due in part to the volatile weather that lashed Central Texas Friday. The Italian-inspired hotel crowns a hillside near Bee Cave Road and Capital of Texas Highway. Giorgio Borlenghi, a Houston developer born in Milan, created the luxury hospitality brand...

May 17th is a special day at the Enzo Ferrari Museum in Modena, with many events in the name of fun and art as part of the all-night activities organised throughout the city. From 6 to 8pm the Museum will stage the first ever game of Superpush, aimed at being played in open spaces and gardens.   It features home-built model cars, made from a...

Italian furniture store Calligaris has just settled into its new location in Georgetown at 3328 M St., and it is a classy, welcome addition for anyone interested in contemporary Italian design.   The well-curated showroom feels more like an exhibition of fine design. Calligaris furniture is visually pleasing, particularly the selection of vi...

by Marianne Binetti   Northern Italy reminds me of Washington state — the snowcapped peaks of the Alps surround crystal-clear lakes and the mild climate allows for beautiful and diverse gardens. So I declare the lakes district of Italy the most beautiful place in the world for visiting show gardens.   We recently returned from explori...

The Fiat 500L was introduced to U.S. buyers with TV commercials that featured a Paul Revere character storming the colonial countryside on horseback, excitedly hollering that the Italians were coming.   The ads were clever and generally well received — but don't bet on anything similar in touting Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' upcoming import to...

Italian mass-market retailer OVS has teamed with Google Enterprise to develop a range of technological tools for both the company's retail network and internal organization. Google Enterprise will use some of its services to create customized solutions for OVS.   The Google Street View and Google Search Appliance will allow customers to take...

Last Thursday, Mar. 12, Galdo's Entertainment & Catering Complex at 20th & Moyamensing Avenue was bustling with dignitaries, family, friends and colleagues of 2nd Dist. Councilman Kenyatta Johnson, State Rep. Maria Donatucci and businessman Jay Agnes.   The South Philadelphia Business Association honored each of them as Person of the...

By Jennifer Gould KeilJuly   Members of Italian fashion designer Domenico Vacca's private club will get a taste of la dolce vita. For $20,000 a year, members of Vacca's luxury lifestyle DV Club — the number is capped at 500 — will have unlimited access to light food and drink at the 2,500-square-foot space, which is slated to open at 15...