There are few things as quintessentially American as the Indianapolis 500, especially during the inter-war years when European manufacturers and drivers had all but abandoned the prestigious endurance event. But that came to an end - albeit briefly - when a native of Indiana, Wilbur Shaw, won the race in a Maserati 8TCF consecutively in 1939 and 19...

My name is Bill McElveney. I am a FCA Empire State Region WNY Chapter founding member. My introduction into the world of Ferrari began in the mid 1980’s when my daughter Jennifer, (10) and son Joe, (8) asked to decorate their rooms with Ferrari posters and photos. This request was certainly much less expensive than the real thing, so I agreed sayin...

The Ferretti Group is expanding its reach within the US through its plans to build a service centre dedicated to their American customers, according to Italian financial news source Il Sole 24 Ore. Alberto Galassi, CEO of the Ferretti Group explained that through investments worth 15 million dollars made over a period of five years, the Group will...

Wander through the strade of Milan or Rome, and you might come across a mural on the side of a building or an installation in the unlikeliest of places — a manhole, for example. For a country steeped in classical art history and tradition, Italy also boasts a thriving street art scene. Urban activists in Italy are redefining the birthplace of the R...

In the late 16th century, Europe was transitioning through the Renaissance to the Scientific Revolution, but even with the invention of the printing press in the mid-15th century, technology was a slow process. The arts, however, were still flourishing, especially in Italy. During the High Renaissance in the early 16th century, the art of Bellini,...

Monday, June 08, 2020 5PM EST. Moderated by Maria Teresa Cometto. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. An ICI Webinar with the participation of: Massimo Ferragamo, Chairman of Ferragamo USA; Julie Gilhart, fashion industry veteran, Chief Development Officer at Tomorrow and President of Tomorrow Consulting; Sara Maino Sozzani, deputy Editor-in-Chief Vogue Italia...

Steve Buscemi has seen it all. He was hit by a car and a bus as a kid, was once stabbed in a bar fight, volunteered as a firefighter during 9/11, and somewhere along the way became one of the most accomplished film actors of his generation. And then tragedy struck: In 2019, Buscemi lost his wife of over 30 years. In a rare interview, Hollywood's mo...

Until recently, some of the most intricately embroidered fabrics in the world, like those found in garments designed by Giorgio Armani, Valentino, Etro and Prada, have come out of a duplex apartment complex in Milan, the home of a small business called Pino Grasso Ricami. Under the watchful eye of Mr. Grasso and his daughter, Raffaella Grasso, seve...

Last Monday Milan’s diehard shoppers and cappuccino addicts-in-withdrawal were given a well-earned respite, as the strict lockdown we’ve been under for two months was lifted for retailers and restaurateurs. Hairdressers too opened their salons—and you could almost hear the collective sigh of relief as thousands of women (myself included) booked app...

You don’t need to leave your house, or even your kitchen-turned-office, to take a much-needed break from quarantine. Aperitivo, the Italian version of happy hour that separates the (often shorter) Italian workday from the evening, is exactly what you need. Turn up some Italian tunes, pour a glass of Prosecco, and, most importantly, sign out of Zoom...