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Fendi Fall 2012 Ad Campaign

Evoking Fendi’s Italian heritage, Karl Lagerfeld captured Joan Smalls near olive and cypress trees in Chiant, Italy for the Fall 2012 campaign.

Colosseum palace up for sale in Rome

A Renaissance palace grafted onto the top of an ancient Roman theatre is up for sale in Rome for €32 million ($42 million). Its asking price is thought to make it the most expensive property currently on sale in the Italian capital, and one of the most expensive in Europe. The 11,000 sq ft property has … Continued

Dolce & Gabbana Velvet Collection

Dolce & Gabbana have launched the Velvet Collection, a series of six haute parfumerie scents, each inspired by various parts of Italy. The scents are a masterful mix of amber, citrus, floral, woody and spiced essences which recreate the Mediterranean mood. The names of the fragrances are: Velvet Vetiver, Velvet Patchouli, Velvet Wood, Velvet Desire, … Continued

Buy an island near Venice for $28 Million

San Spirito Island, situated in a lagoon that is a ten-minute boat ride to Venice’s San Marco Square, is now for sale with an asking price of €28 million. The private island has 3,500 square meters of existing historical structures and the potential of an additional 4,500 square meters of new construction. “The island could … Continued

The St Regis Florence with Bottega Veneta suite

International hotel chain Starwood has announced the reopening of a landmark Florence hotel, complete with a suite from top designer label Bottega Veneta. The St Regis Florence, originally the Grand Hotel Florence, has been treated to a ten-month restoration which has seen significant interior changes to the 18th century palace, ranked among the city’s most … Continued

Genoa International Boat Show 2011

Genoa is one of the largest boat shows of the year, with thousands of boats and a full program of ‘fringe’ events to ensure it caters for every nautical fan in town. Some 450 debuts from the world’s biggest shipyards are expected for this 51st edition, spread over three pavilions and two marinas. The largest … Continued

Gucci, turning 90, opens museum in Florence

Italian fashion label Gucci inaugurated a museum in Florence Monday, showcasing the luggage and high-end clothing that have fueled the company’s success. Located in the Palazzo della Mercanzia, the museum is only a few steps away from the 13th century Palazzo Vecchio and Michelangelo’s David. The museum features an exhibit showing how their logo has … Continued

Petra Ecclestone Drops $5 Million On Wedding

Petra Ecclestone, 22, married businessman James Stunt, 28, on Saturday in a lavish Italian ceremony that racked up a staggering $5million bill. Petra, who just bought Candy Spelling’s $85 million Los Angeles mansion, said “I do” in the same Italian castle where Tom Cruise married Katie Holmes. The daughter of Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone … Continued

Lotus Evora S joins Italian Carabinieri

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Italy’s unification, Lotus has created two Evora S police cars for the Carabinieri (Military Police). Powered by a supercharged 3.5-litre Toyota V6 producing 257kW of power and 400Nm of torque, the Evora S is able to accelerate from 0-100km/h in 4.8 seconds. The special models have a light bar, … Continued