“That has been my life’s work: striving to learn to make shoes that always fit and the refusal to put my name to any that do not fit. Therefore, please look behind the story of the small, barefoot, unlettered boy who became a famous shoemaker, and seek the pleasure you will obtain from walking well.” These are words written by Ferragamo himself in...

Lovers of fast Italian sportscars and fine jewelry will gather at James Free Jewelers in Cincinnati, Ohio on Saturday, September 12 for “Ferrari Cruise-In VI.” The annual event is presented in cooperation with the Ferrari Club of America (FCA) - Ohio Chapter. Club members will display Ferrari automobiles in James Free Jewelers’ parking lot, while a...

“Devotion” is the title of the documentary movie about the two fashion geniuses and ambassadors of Sicilian beauty, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana; directed by the Oscar awarded director Giuseppe Tornatore, that the two fondly call “Peppuccio” in the video introduction to the docu-film. A special soundtrack was signed by the late Maestro Ennio...

During those first, dramatic days of lockdown balconies became, for a large number of Italians, the sole place to experience human contact. Stepping outside on that small, reassuring outdoor corner of our home was the closest thing to our former life we had: we could see the streets, we could meet our neighbors, we could even sip a coffee in compag...

What are the most common Italian female names? We already wrote about the boys, the changes in parents’ preferences and regional differences. This also applies to girls; their names on the top of the charts changed a lot in the new century. Fewer and fewer children are being born in Italy, but new names, also of import, are always being born. The m...

Enel Green Power has announced that it has started construction of the Lily solar + storage project, its first hybrid project in North America that integrates a renewable energy plant with utility-scale battery storage. By pairing the two technologies, Enel can store energy generated by the renewable plants to be delivered when needed, such as to h...

The Italy-America Chamber of Commerce recently signed an agreement with Centro Estero of the Piemonte Region to launch a new project – “Made in Piemonte Luxury & Design”. The initiative will take place from September 21st till September 25th, 2020 and it aims to assist furniture manufacturing companies located in the Piedmont region (Northern Italy...

The rst cars crossed the sleek steel structure just after 9 pm, nearly two years to the day the Morandi highway gave way during heavy rain, hurling dozens of vehicles into the abyss and killing 43 people. The San Giorgio bridge, designed by famed Italian architect Renzo Piano, was inaugurated to much fanfare on Monday. But many of the relatives of...

There are those brands that rise above, morphing into a name that stands for an entire category of products. Kleenex, Chapstick, and Jacuzzi – all stand the test.  Whether it’s an innovative product or merely a great marketing scheme, when a brand name becomes a hit, the name sticks.  Had it not been for the pacifist leanings of Giovanni Jacuzzi (1...

Every summer, like clockwork, New York-based artist Gabriella Picone’s Instagram account fills up with dreamy imagery of Sicily—or, more specifically, Lipari, the Eolian island from which her family hails. Sand, sky, sketchbooks, seashells (often arranged into faces that she affectionately calls “shellfies”), and craggy rocks overlooking the Medite...