The number of wonderful alluring fragrances in the world seem endless – and one might wonder how new scents can enter the market so often, and not be the same as another but with a different name put on the bottle. Not all, but many of the fragrances today in fact do smell like another, and new one’s entering the market don’t smell very unique. If...

For more than a century, the Benelli brand has brought innovation to the motorcycle world, playing a key role in the evolution of the modern motorcycle. This 100 year heritage of Italian design culminates with Benelli’s revered Leoncino legacy, and Benelli Motorcycles USA is proud to welcome the legend back to America with the 2021 Benelli Leoncino...

Everyone in Italy has felt the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.  For Adam Rugnetta, an American teacher living in Milan, they've shaped his life for much of the past year.  As an author and illustrator, one of the ways he found to process the situation was to draw – at least the first time round. "I was able to weather the first lockdown because I...

In the lead-up to the upcoming opening of its new Meatpacking District store, Loro Piana is launching a charity initiative in the U.S. and Canada to benefit Save the Children. With every purchase made from Nov. 27 through Christmas Eve, a newly woven, repurposed blanket will be donated by the brand to the North American branch of the organization.

Rimini is about to bear the cultural fruit of a productive combination of public policy, a local sense of civic responsibility and a strong architectural vision. This mini-metropolis on Italy’s Riviera Romagnola, known as the country’s party capital and the home town of Federico Fellini, is opening the doors to a new contemporary art museum. PART,...

Bless the Italians! Like everything else in life, they celebrate their Italian Christmas Traditions in a manner of different ways.  The non-Italian kids might be quite jealous to find that the Italian Christmas lasts almost a month! It seems quite unfair that the rest of the world has to wait 365 days for a celebration that only lasts 24 hours. The...

In ancient times, poet Tibullus first hailed Rome as the Eternal City for its seemingly unstoppable growth, cultural influence, and splendor. With some three millennia of history, Rome still impresses, from the ancient structures of the Colosseum and Pantheon to the modern marvels of the MAXXI museum of contemporary art and architecture opened in 2...

Since 2016, Calzedonia, the Italian fashion group that has more than 4,800 stores worldwide, has been trying to conquer the U.S. retail scene, as well, pandemic be damned. When the pandemic hit in March, Calzedonia had 43 stores across the U.S. Since, that number has jumped to 49.  The bulk of Calzedonia’s new stores are in California, but two of t...

Confindustria Ceramica (the Italian Association of Ceramics) and the Italian Trade Agency are proud to announce the official call for entries for the 2021 Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition.  Now in its 28th year, the competition recognizes top North American architecture and design firms and design students for their creative use of Italian cerami...

Lego, the toy company famous for its interlocking bricks, has unveiled its own Lego Colosseum which contains a staggering 9,036 pieces and is hailed as the “largest Lego product ever made.” The Lego Colosseum was presented on the afternoon of 13 November by Lego Italy under the slogan “once every 2,000 years,” a reference to the age of the ancient...