What do Italian Cars have that American Automakers just don’t get? We had some experts weigh in on the differences between American cars and their Italian counterparts. Xtreme Xperience is a supercar driving experience that boasted one of the first Corvette C7 Stingrays available to the public. Yet its customers choose Lamborghinis and Ferraris ove...

Tuscany is famous for its vineyards and variety of grapes, which results in a huge selection of wines. Thanks to the fame acquired in the course of years, wine has become an important factor of regional economy, also when it comes to tourism: the so-called ‘strade del vino‘, the roads of wine, are a combination of palatal delight with passion for v...

The promotion of design through nationality is an established tradition. There have been great exhibitions stemming from critical viewpoints (one of the most recent ones, at the Design Museum of London, stating that “Designed in California is the new Made in Italy “). And the country-based groupages are very much alive at the Design Weeks around th...

The olive tree stands out among the green hills of Umbria. It's a plant that in many ways represents Umbria, a land capable of preserving centuries-old traditions with love. The tasty PDO Umbria extra-virgin olive oil can best represent the regional gastronomy, rich in poor dishes in which the olive oil, as a "raw" or base for the preparation, hold...

illycaffè presents the new illy Art Collection designed by Olimpia Zagnoli, globally recognized Italian illustrator known for her colorful, minimalist and retro graphic art, an homage to futurism and the Beatles. The iconic illy cups, designed by Matteo Thun in 1991, continue to be a canvas for artists to share their creativity to the world.   In t...

La Brexit, le tensioni tra Usa e Cina, il rallentamento dell’economia mondiale: sono tutti fattori che pesano sulle stime di crescita del commercio internazionale per il 2019, che calerà al 2,5% dopo il 4,8% del 2018. Ma testimoniano anche la forza del made in Italy: nonostante le difficoltà internazionali, dopo aver chiuso un 2018 con un aumento d...

We sat down with company leaders sculpting new products and market strategies for three of the Italian confectioner’s iconic names: Ferrero Rocher, Kinder and Tic Tac. The Sweets and Snacks Expo, sponsored by the National Confectioners Association, packed thousands of brands and hundreds of product launches into three days in Chicago. Not to be out...

Up until the 1930’s, much of what is today called industrial design was considered ‘decorative art’. It was only after WWII that it became known as ‘industrial design’ with the production of the first Vespa scooters by Piaggio (1945) – on an industrial level. The story goes that the Piaggio company was making front-landing gear and wheels for WWII...

Looking for the next book to dive into as you sip on your morning cappuccino or wait for your sauce to finish simmering? Here are 19 famous novels by Italian authors to complete your summer reading list for 2019. Many of the novels on this list were originally penned in the Italian language and translated into English years later, and some were eve...

Despite countless attempts at imitation by others, ceramics from Vietri (le ceramiche di Vietri) have proven themselves to be so unique that they can’t be duplicated. Thanks to the ceramics’ rich history and tradition, not to mention the specialized system used to produce it, Vietri’s ceramics really are in a class of their own. The process and the...