Velasca Milano, the Italian brand that offers high-quality Made in Italy shoes at fair prices, opens today in New York City, with their first Bottega located at 250 Elizabeth St. With a business model that aims at creating a direct-to-consumer channel that allows to fill the gap in the market for reasonably priced handcrafted shoes, the store's pur...

Limoncello has the power to temporarily transport imbibers to Italy from the first sip. Buying a bottle is simple, but there's just something about homemade limoncello – gifting someone a bottle of it says ti voglio bene (I love you) in a way that no other gift can. Mainly produced in Southern Italy in the regions around the Gulf of Naples, the Sor...

I can almost taste it before it arrives. I can certainly visualize it: a crystal rock glass glistening with a striking ruby-colored liquid, a slice of orange or orange peel floating above.  As soon as I sit down at a restaurant or a cocktail lounge, even before the runner pours water into my glass, I know what I'll be having. I'll pretend to scruti...

Although the summer is almost over, that nostalgic feeling has not left us yet. The best thing to do to forget the fact that the autumn is upon us is to spoil yourself with anItalian cocktail that reminds us of the long sunny days: Bellini! The history of the Bellini: a typical Italian cocktail One of the most loved Italian cocktails is certainly t...

I can recall more than one incident of tap-tapping my foot on Italian pavement, repeatedly checking my watch as an exasperated sigh escaped my lips. The orario (schedule) said the train was to depart at 13.15 – where is it? More than once, I’ve twisted my head, owl-like, in a trattoria as I searched for my waiter, struggling to squelch rising impat...

Here at the Saracino Industries family of stone companies, we like to say, "one man's rocks are another man's treasure."  This has been the case for centuries, where dusty, noisy, industrial stone quarry sites yield the finished, polished, pristine architectural stone exhibited on the world's most beautiful structures.Granites, marbles, limestones,...

The world of tidily ordered forms is a convenient fantasy. The real world gloops and glops. Here and there, it bulges. It sags. It was once considered modern to architect this chaos into order, to machine the wet muck of existence into clean lines and hard edges. That is not the modern of Gaetano Pesce, the Italian-born industrial designer–artist–a...

Along with joyful anticipation, when packing for a trip to Italy, panic may ensue. Here are Ten Tips to bring back the fun. 1. Pack light. Dragging a heavy suitcase through an airport or up train steps drags down your trip. Choose versatile clothes within a color scheme to easily mix and match, stick to travel size toiletries, and load books, guide...

September 25, 2021, 2:00-5:00pm. Join us at Magazzino Italian Art for a day of presentations and conversations in conjunction with Nivola: Sandscapes, a special exhibition, open until January 10, 2022, that features work by Sardinian artist Costantino Nivola, with a focus on his original sandcasting technique.  The program will take place from 2:00...

In Nashville, the Frist Art Museum presents Medieval Bologna: Art for a University City, the first major museum exhibition in the United States to focus on medieval art made in the prosperous northern Italian city of Bologna. Conceived and organized by Frist Art Museum senior curator Trinita Kennedy, the exhibition of illuminated manuscripts, paint...