Put sparkling wine and Italy together and the usual answer is prosecco, but 200km west of the Veneto – the home of prosecco – lies another, little-known, sparkling wine region: Franciacorta. Wine has been made in the area for centuries but producers didn’t start making sparkling varieties until the 1960s. However, by 1995 this wine had been awarded...

In 1914, after the murder of Archduke Francesco Ferdinando in Sarajevo, Austria declared war on Serbia, leading to World War I. The conflict would last for 4 years, during which most European car companies were forced to gradually convert their production, totally or partially, to something more lucrative and timely, namely warfare. At the end of W...

There’s a class of pop-up shops that have the tendency to look and feel a little thrown together. But The Rare Walk, Loro Piana’s well-conceived new store in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District, is in a league all its own. The space, which will be open for one month only, looks like the Italian brand’s latest campaign come to life—and that’s by design...

È stato inaugurato nei giorni scorsi a Boston il nuovo Enel Innovation Hub, ospitato all’interno del Greentown Labs, il più grande incubatore degli Stati Uniti dedicato alle tecnologie cleantech che ha già supportato più di 170 società nella loro crescita. Quello di Boston, sottolinea Enel, è il decimo hub, parte di un network globale che spazia d...

The years between 1950 and 1960 were difficult for the great Hollywood film industry. A sentence of the Supreme Court of the United States decreed the end of the studios' productive and distributive oligopoly and, at the same time, TV began to become very popular. The significant drop in films produced created problems for the programming of many m...

Savino Del Bene, an Italian logistics and freight forwarding company, has opened four additional offices in the United States and acquired a Kansas City freight forwarder.The new offices are in Cincinnati, Nashville, Philadelphia and Phoenix. Savino Del Bene already had 14 offices in the United States. “The new offices are an indicative strategy o...

At the end of the 1400s Leonardo da Vinci designed a "warping machine," to be used by weavers to wind thread. A version of it was built in the 1600s, and that very machine is still in use today, at silkmaker Antico Setificio Fiorentino, in Florence, Italy, to make braids.  The firm's CEO, Filippo Ricci, then showed correspondent Martha Teichner the...

More than a dozen Ferraris were abandoned in a Texas field for nearly a decade after their owner became seriously ill and missed warehouse storage payments.  Even after the payments were made, the cars became stuck there for almost 10 years as the collector's family fought through legal proceedings.    Now the value of the collection, which could h...

Tomatoes are a cornerstone of Italian cooking and there's one particular tomato that's prized and priced above the rest-- the San Marzano tomato. "They get this very low acidity, PH is around 4.5, and they're sweeter," said Elia Gambaccini, whose family owns Cafe Baonecci in North Beach. Gambaccini says San Marzano tomatoes make for great pizza and...

May in Italy : here are the main varieties of Italian strawberries Perhaps not everybody knows that May in Italy is the month of strawberries . In fact, it is precisely in this particular period of the year that this fruit sees its natural maturation. Although nowadays it is possible to find them all year round thanks to the evolution of cultivatio...