Trento, Italy–based Aquafil, a producer of polyamide (nylon 6), announced the opening of its first carpet recycling facility in the United States. Aquafil Carpet Recycling ACR #1 will invest $10 million in a leased 116,890-square-foot building in Phoenix, AZ, to set up its technology to recycle nylon 6 waste from carpets back into raw material, fur...

A local office furniture maker is now offering decorative lighting products made by an Italian company. Grand Rapids-based Steelcase began offering products this month from Merano, Italy-based FLOS. The “finely crafted” product collections include pendants, sconces and table and floor lamps. Steelcase is selling the FLOS lighting products throughou...

The village set on a large sunny green terrace overlooks the valley with the Dolomites of Brenta behind it. San Lorenzo is an ancient village created by the merging of seven Villas: Berghi, Pergnano, Senaso, Dolaso, Prato, Prusa and Glolo. Placed at the entrance of the beautiful Ambiez Valley, you can access the Adamello-Brenta Nature Park from the...

The tiny region of Alto Adige, nestled in Italy's northeast corner in the shadow of the towering Dolomites, produces elegant wines under extreme conditions. Purity and precision are signature characteristics of wines from this Alpine region where vineyards are planted at elevations ranging from 600 feet up to as high as 4,000 feet. Brisk mountain a...

Ask a claustrophobic to descend a dark, 1100m-long tunnel excavated inside a mountain and the most likely reaction will be a look of horrified panic. This scene played out recently during my vacation. I had joined a group tour for a one-week trek in the Dolomites, the famous mountain range in the northern Italian Alps, a beloved hikers’ playground....

I love the alpine regions of Italy. I've been lucky to visit a few of them and the scenery is stunning with the background of the dramatic mountain ranges including the Dolomites, Monte Bianco, the Appenines and more. Back in early 2015 I visited the Trentino-Alto Adige region for the first time and journeyed from Verona via train to the town of Tr...

There are two entirely different worlds of Pinot Grigio, and American imbibers are slowly catching on to the better one. True, there is an awful lot of highly indifferent PG sloshing around, and its very success commercially has tainted the reputation of what is, or can be, delectable, mountainside versions. Pinot Grigio, the good stuff, comes from...

One of the best aspects of living in Italy for over a decade as a travel writer has been discovering towns I didn’t have on my radar before moving here. From Tuscany to Calabria, the Dolomites to Basilicata, this country is crammed with villages full of art, food, and natural beauty—places that many travelers miss out on while focusing on the tried...

Last month when I was preparing for my article, it was snowing. This month, I was taking shelter from the blazing sun and in search of the perfect wine to help me endure the summer heat. I found that perfect wine — or, more specifically, wine region — in northeast Italy, in the region of Trentino-Alto Adige. Like the subject of last month’s column,...

One of the best things about summer in Trentino is the way this beautiful region allows you to mix your pleasures. “You can combine a forest walk with cutting-edge art in a sculpture park, a big hike with dinner in a gastronomic mountain refuge, or maybe bit of mountain-biking with an open-air, Sounds of the Dolomites concert”. With bicycle tourism...