The sheer scale and variety of traditions, between regions and families alike, makes it impossible to offer to the reader a comprehensive overview of Christmas celebrations in Italy. But wherever you are in the country, this is it: the big day, the main event, the Olympics of holidays. Our focus for this first installment is a proper Christmas lunc...

Bulgari is going to Miami. The Italian luxury brand has just announced that its first hotel in the United States will be located in South Beach. The new 100-room hotel, which is scheduled to open in 2024, will be located on 21st street, a stone’s throw from the city’s famous beach and vibrant Art Deco district to give guests a taste of nature, cult...

The 'lotteria degli scontrini' is open to shoppers who pay by card or cash, but the biggest prizes are reserved for people who make electronic purchases. It is just one of several incentives on offer as part of Cashless Italy, the government's strategy to encourage consumers and businesses alike to switch to card payments in a bid to fight tax evas...

Italian luxury brand La Perla has recently opened a new retail concept store at the heart of SoHo, New York. The 1000-square foot space, dubbed the Retail Lab (LP Lab for short), features the label’s latest Fall/Winter 2020 collections, including its underwear, loungewear and beachwear offerings, as well as its signature “Maison” and “Petit Macramè...

The Sicilian Club building at 2001 N. Howard Ave. once housed a “talking moving picture theater.” The historic structure, originally built as a social club for Sicilian immigrants, will next be used to produce talking moving pictures. North Carolina-based Black Horse Studio purchased the 14,000-square-foot building for $1.2 million from Pawan Ratta...

As the great sage Charlie Brown once said: “There are 3 things in life that people like to stare at: a flowing stream, a crackling fire, and a Zamboni clearing the ice.” Watching one of these machines glide across a skating rink, restoring carved-up ice to glassy perfection, is efficiency in motion. A job that once required 1.5 hours of manual labo...

Step off the elevator on the 15th floor of 200 Lex, and you might be expecting just another showroom. But Paul Donzella, founder of antique gallery Donzella Ltd., has spent the last several months transforming a second showroom space across the hall into a gallery-like exhibition that showcases an impressive collection of pieces by Milanese furnitu...

Italians have a reputation around the world for not being especially attentive to regulations and laws. And while that might be very true when it comes to driving or queuing, there are several unspoken rules you’ll find Italians adamantly sticking to and that immediately mark anyone who doesn’t follow them as a tourist. And no one will be surprised...

In 2018, nearly 45,000 Italians returned from abroad to resettle in Italy according to figures from Istat, the Italian National Institute of Statistics. This emerging trend of Italians returning home following years of studying and working abroad could be the silver lining for Italy that shines through the decade-long cloud that saw a mind-boggling...

Sylvester Stallone is selling his lavish home in La Quinta, California, giving fans a chance to explore the property themselves in a digital tour. Photos and a video of the home were published by TopTenRealEstateDeals.com, highlighting the architecture itself as well as Stallone's distinctive decor choices. The property is going for $3.35 million....