Okay, so the Maserati GranTurismo convertible rolling off the line today is the same body style that you would have seen debut more than a decade ago. But Maserati’s combination of seductive style, a visceral V8 power source, and dynamic character is undoubtedly timeless. Having said that, the biggest change that the GranTurismo offers for 2019 is...

The Lamborghini Aventador is an Italian supercar that costs several hundred thousand dollars, so very few can afford one. But what if you could build one for a fraction of that? Longtime car enthusiast Sterling Backus, who happens to work as chief scientific officer at KMLabs in Boulder, Colorado, found a way to make it possible. And in doing so, h...

It’s late on a summer Sunday evening in Turin, a city of one million people located in the northern region of Piedmont. I’m seated in a bar called Affini, in the San Salvario district, on a mission of sorts. I’m sampling the “Nuvolari” – a cocktail created by one of Turin’s foremost mixologists, Michele Marzella – in honour of iconic Italian racer...

The relationship between elegant loungewear and home furnishing has a special interaction. Home furnishing designers are often looking at consumer lifestyles to create something desirable and convenience for the home, while loungewear looks to product for innovations in materials and color. Trend forecasters often use product references in their mo...

Few car manufacturers are the same, with the exception of those directly based on another (Acura and Honda for example). Usually, each country has something special about their vehicles: Germany with their high-quality engineering, Britain for luxury, and America for their muscle. However, what about Italy? As far as their reputation goes, many see...

With over 29 years of experience, Damien O’Farrell is a professional, life, and expatriate coach, helping thousands of clients from individuals to corporations. Ultimate Italy is a one-day, once a year, intensive course reserved for 50 people to learn up-to-date quality information about the culture, job market and other necessary information “on h...

The concept of going to a bar, and the definition of the bar itself, is very different in Italy from that held in any Anglo-Saxon or Northern European country. A bar in Italy‘s a place for refreshments, where one can have a quick breakfast in the morning, usually consisting of a coffee or cappuccino (strictly drunk in the AM) and a croissant. Throu...

Alfa Romeo builds some of the most interesting, attractive vehicles on the road today. They are true Italian sporting machines that are fun to drive, great to look at, and will easily set you apart from the crowd. Owning and driving an Alfa Romeo is akin to wearing a beautiful pair of Italian shoes. Or wearing a finely styled Italian suit. It is th...

Ferrari this month opened its third “Tailor-Made Center” in the world and the first in the US. A 6,600-square-foot showroom on Manhattan’s Park Avenue that allows buyers to fully customize their supercar, choosing everything from fabrics and leathers to woods, paint colors and wheels. The Ferrari Tailor Made Center is located at 410 Park Avenue in...

Strategic Innovation at The Graduate Center, CUNY, is pleased to present in collaboration with Italian Cinema-CUNY (IC-CUNY), and The Academy of Italian Cinema David di Donatello Awards an educational project aimed at creating a deeper understanding of the art of Italian cinema from its origins to the present day. Through this joint effort, a three...