Family business dynasties abound in the luxury Italian fashion sector. There are the Zegnas, the Ferragamos, the Versaces, the Della Valles, the Benettons and others, but the Fendi dynasty – including the five Fendi sisters – has been a nearly all-female-run operation from the start. An enduring brand That makes Fendi stand out. The Sorelle Font...

At this year’s IAAPA Expo Asia (IEA), formerly the Asian Attractions Expo (AAE), Zamperla will discuss FICO, the largest agri-food park in the world. Based in Bologna, FICO will mark the return of Zamperla to park management in Italy, after the great success of Luna Park in Coney Island and Victorian Gardens in New York City. The project, to be ent...

For decades, Ferrero International carved out a prominent and envious niche in U.S. confections selling its iconic line of Nutella chocolate and hazelnut spread, golden wrapped Ferrero Rochers and minty Tic Tacs. But in recent years the premium candy giant has double downed on its U.S. presence through a series of high-profile deals topping $5 bill...

The UN World Heritage Committee will hold their decisive meeting on July 7th in Baku, Azerbaijan, but the International Council of Monuments and Sites, the Unesco advisory body, seems to be in favor of the application of the Prosecco Hills of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene to become a UNESCO Heritage Cultural Landscape. Therefore, it would seem that...

Downtown Miami’s hottest neighborhood celebrates a true architectural icon with the highly-anticipated Brickell Flatiron on track for completion this summer. Nestled in the heart of Brickell, this luxury sky oasis is set to revolutionize Miami’s iconic skyline. Developed by the visionary mastermind, Ugo Colombo and designed by Luis Revuelta, Bricke...

Luisa Cevese is a self-taught designer interested in both textile and art. Since1984 she has designed textiles for fashion and interior designers, textile firms and interior and accessories brands such as De Padova, Diego Della Valle, Dolce&Gabbana, Romeo Gigli, Hermès, Chanel, e Comme des Garçons. In 1996 she founded Luisa Cevese Riedizioni, the b...

Gianluca Rana, amministratore delegato del Pastificio Rana, ha ricevuto a New York l’International Awareness Award. Il riconoscimento è stato dato dalla Fordham University di New York, prestigiosa università americana che è tra le 3 storiche e più importanti università di New York. Gli scopi e gli insegnamenti dell’università Fordham dove esistono...

Negli Stati Uniti, il commercio dei prodotti agroalimentari biologici viene regolamentato dalla USDA, ossia dal Dipartimento di Agricoltura Americano (U.S. Department of Agricolture). Generalmente, i produttori che appartengono a tale settore vanno incontro alla procedura standard di certificazione prevista dalla USDA che prevede la scelta dell’age...

Throughout history, many Italian geniuses did not reap the benefits of their inventions. Just think of Galileo, excommunicated by the Roman Catholic Church for having understood the motion of planets. Or more recently Meucci who invented the telephone only to have Graham Bell obtain the patent and build an empire with it. Many great visionaries had...

More than 60,000 car lovers beat a path to the Phoenix Art Museum in 2007 to see “Curves of Steel,” a blockbuster exhibit of classic automotive designs. The museum is hoping to make an even bigger noise this fall with “Legends of Speed,” featuring 21 racing cars that are not only gorgeous works of art but also feats of engineering that changed the...