BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo by Trussardi

Italian fashion house Trussardi celebrates its 100th anniversary, and to mark the occasion has teamed up with BMW for a special edition 5 Series Gran Turismo. For the exterior look, the choice fell on an exclusive color – a characteristic warm metallic brown that has been named Heraldic Brown. The paintwork is executed in three … Continued

Lamborghini Gallardo Tricolore

Lamborghini is launching a new special edition of its Gallardo supercar to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Italian unification. Tthe Lamborghini Gallardo Tricolore features a white exterior with carbon fiber mirrors and a tricolor strip that runs the entire length of the car. The stripe is echoed on the driver’s seat, where it is perfectly … Continued

Spain’s hotels are Europe’s most popular

Spain is still Europe’s most popular place to stay, according to figures released February 28 by the European Union. In total, 268 million nights were spent in Spain’s hotels by travelers last year, a rise of 6.4 percent on 2009’s figures. The second most popular place to lay your head was Italy with 245 million … Continued

Louis Vuitton Cruise Collection 2011 in Capri

Featuring model Anne Vyalitsyna in a breathtaking backdrop of Capri, the Louis Vuitton’s Spring/Summer 2011 Cruise Collection is based on four themes – 60s styles colorama, modern nostalgia, Lolita on the road and 50s Hollywood glamour.

Venice launches virtual tour of canals

Internet users can now travel along the canals of Venice from the comfort of their own homes to prepare their trips, with a new website called The website is made up of 360-degree HD photographs snapped by a camera mounted on a boat travelling the length and breadth of Venice’s famous canals.

Head to Italy for Valentine’s romance

If you’re planning on whisking a loved one away this Valentine’s Day (February 14), Italy is the place to go according a new poll. The survey, conducted by Skyscanner, revealed that a full third of the 1000 respondents questioned believed Italy was the world’s most romantic destination. France, the more traditional getaway for the world’s … Continued

Valentino for Gap collection

To celebrate the opening of the first Gap store in Italy, Italian luxury fashion house Valentino will unveil a limited edition women’s collection for GAP. The seven-piece Valentino for Gap collection will launch at select boutiques worldwide on November 27, including Gap’s new Milan store on Corso Vittorio Emanuele, Gap’s London flagship on Oxford Street … Continued

Italian giant truffle sold for 105000 euros

A giant white truffle was sold off on Sunday for 105,000 euros (144,000 dollars) at a lavish auction near the town of Alba in northern Italy, organisers said. The truffle, presented at the auction in the medieval Castello di Grinzane in a region of Italy famous for its cuisine, weighed 900 grammes. The price per … Continued

White truffle season is here

Economic woes have not lessoned the demand for the swine sniffing white truffles from Alba, Italy as well as parts of Croatia and France. The ‘white gold’ peak season begins at the end of October with an expected price tag of €4,300 per kilogram. According to The Sunday Times, “White truffles are cheaper this year, … Continued

Miu Miu Opens Venice Store

Miu Miu has opened a new flagship store in Venice. The store is located in Venice’s Salizada San Moise and sells ready to wear as well as shoes and handbags. Designed by architect Roberto Baciocchi, the store features an entrance and large glass display window with bronzed steel fixtures that face onto the “calle”. These … Continued

La Dolce Vita Fiat 500

Fenice Milano are the latest tuners to have succumbed to the beauty of the Fiat 500. The tuners have taken the top variant of drop top vehicle which released earlier this year and given it an Italian touch.

The 50th 2010 International Boat Show in Genoa

The Italian city of Genoa is putting the finishing touches to a massive display of history, art and culture as it prepares for the start of the 50th Genoa International Boat Show October 2. 300,000 visitors are expected to converge on the northern Italian port city, which is putting as much effort into welcoming guests … Continued

Martini Gold by Dolce & Gabbana

Italian designers Dolce & Gabbana have teamed up with Bacardi’s vermouth brand Martini to launch their Martini Gold by Dolce&Gabbana. The new drink comes to the shelves in a lavish gold bottle in a black case. reports that the Martini Gold vermouth is a refined blend of “bergamot from Calabria, lemons from Sicily as … Continued

Missoni for San Pellegrino Limited Edition Bottles

Italian sparkling water company San Pellegrino has collaborated with Italian fashion brand Missoni. The collaboration allowed Missoni to cover the San Pellegrino bottle label with their signature zig zag pattern. Thirty million units of the special edition bottles are being produced and will be available in the best restaurants worldwide.

Italy – Thousands of euro coins spill on motorway

Motorists in southern Italy must have thought they had hit the jackpot after spotting piles of euro coins on a motorway. A security lorry carrying some two million euros $2.5m) in one and two-euro coins overturned near Foggia. The accident dislodged the boxes on board which burst open as they hit the ground, paving a … Continued

Miu Miu Debuts Flagship in Forte dei Marmi

Miu Miu opened up their Forte dei Marmi Store which is in a sea town that is part of northern Tuscany. Famous residents of the town include Andrea Bocelli and Giorgio Armani along with Paola Ruffo di Calabria, Queen of the Belgians who was born there. The space on Via Carducci was designed by architect … Continued

Riva, an icon of Italian luxury design

A crane gingerly lifts a 13-metre Riva into Lake Iseo after the last coat of varnish has dried on its mahogany finish. The speedboat, an icon of “Made in Italy” luxury design, is going for a final spin before a potential buyer checks it out. “Tradition and innovation, that’s what drives us,” said Paola Procopio … Continued

Campari’s Art Label Collection

Continuing in its tradition of striking brand imagery, the oh-so Italian apertif, Campari, has launched three inspired reinterpretations of its label.