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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. Swide.com 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.

Outlook brightens for Italian luxury sector

Prospects for Italy’s luxury goods sector are looking up thanks to strong sales forecasts in Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. Sales are expected to grow throughout the world – with the exception of Japan – and across all luxury product categories in 2010, the Altagamma Foundation said. “These last two difficult years have … Continued

World’s top 10 most expensive marinas

Italy is the most expensive place in the world to berth a super-yacht, where it can cost up to €2,900 a night to moor a 24 metre-plus boat. The Italian resorts of Capri, Porto Cervo and Portofino topped Wealth Bulletin’s annual survey of the most expensive resorts in the world to berth a super-yacht. Experts … Continued

Roberto Cavalli Easter Eggs

Just in time for Spring Caffè Giacosa has created a delectable line of milk, dark and white chocolate eggs. Owned by famed designer Roberto Cavalli, the Caffè Giacosa is one of the best restaurant in Florence. Situated right next to the Cavalli store, the café seems quaint from the outside yet impossibly chic and decadent … Continued

Brioni Crocodile Skin Watch Box

The Italian luxury fashion house of Brioni is expanding their offering of select gentlemen’s leather goods with an incredibly stylish new watch box. Featuring gold-plated hardware it holds six watches in removable compartments, along with a separate slim portfolio to hold additional watch straps. Crafted of the world’s finest genuine alligator skin and lined with … Continued

Pagani Zonda Tricolore in Geneva

The Pagani Zonda Tricolore, which was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, is intended to honor the Frecce Tricolori, the Italian air force aerobatics team. The squadron is a demonstration team composed of nine planes and is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Based on the exclusive Zonda Cinque, the Tricolore is constructed from a … Continued

George Clooney’s Lake Como villa for sale

David and Victoria Beckham are reportedly keen to snap up George Clooney’s Lake Como villa after he put it up for sale. The 48-year-old actor has put his Italian home on the market because of harrassment by paparazzi.

The Maserati Bicycle

Italian bicycle manufacturer Milani is teaming up with Maserati to produce some high end two-wheelers. The Maserati bicycle is made of carbon fiber and aluminum and is painted in Maserati’s signature dark blue paint. It comes in two models, the Veloce racing bicycle inspired by the Maserati GranTurismo and the Turismo city bicycle modeled after … Continued