On April 4, 2024, Gaetano Pesce passed away at his home in New York. The celebrated designer was born in La Spezia (Liguria) on November 8, 1939, and studied architecture at IUAV in Venice, at the time when personalities such as Carlo Scarpa, Franco Albini, Ernesto Nathan Rogers and Bruno Zevi were teaching there. In 1959, together with other young...

The name “Cacciatore” (hunter’s style) derives etymologically from its original use in the rations that hunters carried in their knapsacks during their trips. The history of the product developed hand in hand with the evolution of the rural culture typical of the regions of the production area, which provide the raw material that is processed accor...

Milan may be Italy's economic engine, but this city runs on an intoxicating fuel of spritz, style and sheer creativity. The undisputed capital of cool seamlessly blends centuries of heritage with a cutting-edge verve that makes it utterly inimitable. With captivating contrasts of vintage grandeur and gritty glamour, Milan has a way of seducing visi...

Encouraging indicators of revival and stabilization mark the current state of affairs in the Bresaola della Valtellina PGI sector. Following a challenging 2023, the industry appears poised for a favorable turnaround. Production of the renowned cured meat from Lombardy surged by +9.44% during the initial two months of 2024 compared to the correspond...

The town of Bellagio basks in the spotlight as Lake Como’s crown jewel, but there’s a quieter haven across the lake, away from the masses, and it’s the perfect base to explore the extraordinary towns that lap Italy’s third-largest lake. Welcome to Lenno. A charming hamlet with a population of about 1800 some 20km northeast of Como, the closest trai...

It was a beautiful April evening in Hong Kong and we were on the 32nd floor, surrounded by glitzy skyscrapers, replete with gleaming lights. A few of us friends had gathered to celebrate the momentous occasion of our 40-something friend going back to university soon. It was a bittersweet moment, as every farewell tends to be. Toasts were said and a...

The Salone del Mobile in Milan, which opens today 16 April, closes a crucial quarter for the export of made in Italy of the entire Home System, because the approval rating of Italian products was measured at the four most important global events in these first months. In terms of exports, as Marcello Antonioni of Studiabo declared, the Italian prod...

Fashion, design, art, history, culture, food – and now tech. The ancient city of Milan has never been afraid to innovate. It’s now making its mark as an exciting and growing tech hub, becoming home to ambitious developers, entrepreneurs and companies. If you’ve only ever considered the Italian city as a holiday destination, it’s time to think again...

The delights of Italy are universal: clinking Negronis in Rome, spinning a Riva through Venice’s Grand Canal, island-hopping off the shores of Sicily, all interlaced with hefty doses of wine, mozzarella, and art. It’s this limitless allure that has travelers from all over the world descend on the boot with near insatiable fervency, and often all at...

Whether you're single or in a couple, fantasise about a formal or symbolic union with your soulmate, or even if marriage isn't on your mind at all, our Top 10 of the best wedding venues in Italy in 2024 is tailor-made for dreaming. Foreign couples will find the most welcoming love nest for their perfect Italian destination wedding. We've carefully...