Life + Style

“To eat good food is to be close to God” ~ Big Night (1996)  It sounds pretty heavenly,  alright:  a new original television series featuring the delights and appeals of Italy’s regional foods told through the eyes and ears of …

“Working to this movie is already an Oscar to me. I don’t even want to think about it. I mean, the idea makes my heart race. We’ll see, we’ll see, we’ll see.” Italy is already cheering its favorite movie icon, …

Luna Rossa is the story of a dream, but also the beauty of a boat that flies on water. A prototype of perfect engineering and nautical know-how, it is a winning example of Made in Italy. Passion and tenacity  are …

The legendary Nicholas Pileggi Nora Ephron once wrote, “The secret to life, marry an Italian.” She was referring to her husband, journalist and screenwriter Nicholas Pileggi. Ms. Ephron, who in her own right was a best-selling author and filmmaker, married …

The combination of great food, fine wines, heritage and history, culture and climate continue to make Italy a firm favorite with travelers from around the globe. Many visitors to Italy return time and time again for romantic breaks, family holidays, …

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Whether you visit Rome for a quick 24 hours before heading off to explore other regions of Italy, or you plan to stay longer in the Eternal City,  there is a list of must-do’s  which I consider obligatory.  While you …

When I was  a teenager dreaming to travel to the US,  I admit Buffalo wasn’t on my list: admittedly, my knowledge of America was limited to what I saw on TV — Texas, California, New York City — and to …

Italy’s message to the world of cinema is loud and clear: let’s go, it’s time to start over again. Bari and Venice, with their international festivals that this year have taken place only three days apart, tell us  that we …

It is a lovely day of spring, March 27, 1995, as the clocks strike 8.30 a.m. in Milan.   At that very moment, Maurizio Gucci enters a building at central Via Palestro 20 where his office is located. The 45-year …

If you’ve been to Tuscany, you had vin santo, the sweet, thick fragrant nectar often served with another Tuscan legend, cantucci cookies. To be fair, vin santo is typical of all regions of central Italy and some variants of it …