No matter the holiday – Christmas, Easter, Valentine’s Day – we celebrate it with chocolate! In the winter, we drink ‘cioccolata calda,’ which is our spin on hot chocolate. In the warmer months, we love chocolate flavored gelato such as ‘Bacio’ which means ‘kiss’ and is the perfect way to describe the combination of chocolate and hazelnut that goes...

It is with great pleasure that the American Friends of Capodimonte (AFC) announce the first U.S. traveling exhibition of 40 Renaissance and Baroque masterpieces, most of which have never been viewed by an American audience, from the Capodimonte Museum in Naples, Italy; the royal palace built in 1738 by Charles of Bourbon, King of Naples and Sicily...

È l’anno dei bianchi. Tra i migliori 50 vini italiani, scelti dalla giuria internazionale del Biwa (Best Italian Wine Awards), sedici si fanno largo tra Brunello, Barolo e Supertuscan. Come nel 2018, il migliore dell’anno è il Sassicaia, ideato da Mario Incisa di Rocchetta, l’allevatore di cavalli piemontese che ha portato lo spirito dei grandi di...

Why do you want to go to Italia? For delicious food, for incredibly beautiful seas and mountains, for stunning history and culture, and extraordinary wines. Yes, these are all good reasons, but you are missing one very important component to Italian culture: coffee! IS NOT JUST A BLACK BEVERAGE For every single Italian, coffee is not only a hot dri...

Si è conclusa martedì al Jacob Javits Center di New York la fiera di abbigliamento femminile Coterie, una delle principali manifestazioni internazionali del settore abbigliamento ed accessori donna che ha raccolto proposte di moda per la prossima primavera-estate presentate da aziende provenienti da ogni angolo del mondo. Con delle credenziali di q...

For the second consecutive year, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio has been named "Northwest Most Fun SUV" by the Northwest Automotive Press Association (NWAPA) at its annual "Run to the Sun" media drive event. Over the course of the 459-mile drive route, participants had a chance to drive a number of competing vehicles and voted on what vehicle...

When a kitchen trick makes something both better-tasting and easier to cook, you have to wonder which came first. (Or don't wonder, and just send your fork a-twirl in a mess of pesto-speckled noodles, which is what you came to do.) On first glance, this recipe could have been any other pesto pasta recipe on the internet (there are — oh — 3.1 millio...

Much of what the rest of the world considers Italian food hails from the central regions of Italy. Velvety smooth olive oils, world-famous cheeses, savory cured meats and rich tomato sauces grace the tables of the central area of the country.  Beef dishes can be found more often here, and the hills of Tuscany and Umbria are known for their wild boa...

Of the “Big Four” fashion cities, Milan stands apart in one crucial way: among the powerful quartet of style hubs, it’s the only one that isn’t a capital. And that curious fact has history. Remaining an assembly of independent city states until unification in 1891, for many centuries fashion in Italy only existed on a local level, with a long legac...

My February 2018 article, “Voglia d’Italia’: Collecting Italian Art (1870-1935),” covered the vast and multi-discipline art collection of long-term Roman residents, US diplomat George Washington Wurts and his millionaire wife Henrietta Tower. This was held in two Roman monuments, the Palazzo Venezia and the Vittoriano across the street. “BULGARI: t...