New York – Frette is channeling its Italian roots in Boston. With the help of Milan-based architecture and design firm Archibrando, the luxury linens brand restyled its Boston boutique to reflect its modern flagship boutique on Milan’s Via Manzoni, which has been in operation since 1878. The first floor store, situated at the Mandarin Oriental hote...

Celebrity wines have become highly popular in recent years. A phenomenon of the last quarter century of winemaking in the United States has been the advent and increasing popularity of wines endorsed by, or oftentimes owned and produced by, artists from all segments of the entertainment industry, not to mention the lesser-known Silicon Valley entre...

The Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, situated in the heart of Milan, is an outstanding work of architecture, and an emblem within the Catholic tradition. Santa Maria delle Grazie is perhaps even more famous for its indissoluable connection to Leonardo Da Vinci's fresco of “The Last Supper,” preserved inside its refectory (dining hall). The Churc...

Bankrupt Italian contractor Astaldi Construction Corp. appears poised to become an integral part of new Italian infrastructure conglomerate to be led by Milan-based contractor Salini Impregilo, resolving financial woes that left its North American operations in disarray. As leader of the “Progetto Italia” (Project Italy) group of contractors and in...

Milan is known for fashion, design, art and incredible architecture and now… surfing. Visitors to landlocked Milan can now learn to surf at one of the world’s biggest surf parks. Wakeparadise, which opened this weekend, is a brand new artificial wave facility in Idroscalo Park, a watersports park in the south-east of the city. It provides surf enth...

No one had ever heard its "voice" before: a warm, ancient sound similar to that of a flute conveying notes without hesitation. Under the wide windows of Palazzina Liberty, in the heart of Milan, Leonardo Da Vinci's Great Continuous Organ will be heard for the first time. The instrument is of sophisticated design and fed by a unique pedal mechanism...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is pleased to announce, for the fourth year, it is funding a scholarship in partnership with Accademia Teatro alla Scala, one of the most renowned institutions for training professionals in the performing arts, and Politecnico di Milano Graduate School of Business (MIP), an internationally recognized...

Northern Italy was chosen Monday as the site of the 2026 Winter Olympics, with hosting to be shared by the economic and fashion capital of Milan and the ski resort of Cortina d’Ampezzo, as the International Olympic Committee desperately tries to curb waning interest, spiraling costs and white elephant competition venues associated with the Games. T...

“I want to teach what I know,” said Carla Sozzani. It’s been nearly 30 years since the publisher and former fashion editor opened her 10 Corso Como concept shop in 1991 in Milan, which blended fashion, food, art, music, photography and design in a way that was unexpected. Now, she wants to take her knowledge and educate. “I want to do a 10 Corso Co...

As many of you may know, Northern Italy is studded with picturesque cities and villages. One example is Mantua, which has been named a UNESCO world heritage site for its charming Renaissance cityscape. Visiting these cities is surely a beautiful experience, as you’ll find yourself surrounded by art, eye-catching architecture and luxurious nature. H...