Whether born of the necessity to persuade crowds in Ancient Rome, or to be able to understand one another during times of foreign occupation–or even to compete for attention in a densely populated city– the bottom line is indisputable: Italians have been using gestures to communicate for centuries. And as far as I know, they have no plans to stop;...

Selling old homes for one euro is not an easy task. Even though many villages across Italy have successfully launched the scheme, there are others which have not fared so well. This is mainly because the owners of abandoned houses were impossible to track down and the bureaucratic obstacles to dispose of the buildings proved huge. So, instead, they...

On the 29th March 1946, a new invention that would revolutionise the lives of Italians was unveiled in Rome for the first time in history: the Piaggio Vespa. The innovative moped was designed by Corradino D'Ascanio, an engineer from Popoli in Abruzzo, and was launched on the market by Piaggio, a company founded in 1884 in Sestri Ponente (Genoa) by...

Formula E returns to Rome on 9-10 April, with 22 drivers battling it out in battery-powered cars on the streets of the city's southern EUR district. This will be the fourth time for Rome to welcome the world’s fastest electric cars, after the inaugural FIA Formula E World Championship was held in 2018. The 2022 edition will see a return of the publ...

We believe that only very few gearheads haven't heard about Pininfarina yet. This Italian car design firm and coach builder has built a global reputation for itself across its 90 years of operation. Although primarily known for its collaboration with Ferrari, Pininfarina is famous for many other design achievements conducted with big names such as...

In 2022, the Italian leading coffee company Lavazza ranked once again among the top-100 companies with the highest reputation in the world, according to the “2022 Global RepTrak” ranking released by The RepTrak Company, which is a company specializing in measuring corporate reputation in the eyes of public opinion. Lavazza consolidates its reputati...

Maserati is the first Italian luxury car brand to produce full-electric models: the Trident is announcing its plans for the market launch of the electric range, Maserati Folgore, and is providing comments on the 2021 sales figures. Maserati is innovative by nature and is looking ahead into the future. As announced at the “MMXX: Time to be Audacious...

Rally co-driver Alex Gelsomino says he’s lucky to have had a nearly three-decade career in a sport that has allowed him to travel the world and given him the gift of meeting his wife. The 48-year-old started his professional journey at age 18 when he took a co-driver course in his hometown of Palermo, Sicily. He did his first rally race a couple of...

An Italy-based olive oil company is making its mark in the United States with its first production facility in Newport News. Governor Glenn Youngkin announced Wednesday that Certified Origins, an Italy-based company focused on providing fresh and authentic extra virgin olive oil, will invest $25 million to establish its first U.S. production facili...

A subsidiary of Italy-based Sirmax Group said its new plastics recycling facility in Anderson is now operational. SER North America said it plans to bring total employment at the $30 million plant to 40 by the end of the year. Plans for the 124,000-square-foot facility were first announced in July 2019. The company said it has already hired 25 empl...