Venice has given permission for one of its most famous buildings on the Grand Canal to be converted into a Benetton ‘megastore.’
Rabbit Beach, a beautiful Mediterranean spot on the Italian island of Lampedusa, topped the list of the top 10 beaches in the world.
Fendi will finance a renovation of Rome’s famous Trevi Fountain, becoming the latest luxury group to fund repairs to priceless heritage in times of austerity.
Key cultural figures have petitioned the Italian government for enormous cruise ships to be banned from the picturesque lagoon in Venice.
The $30 million restoration of the Colosseum financed by Diego Della Valle – the founder of luxury leather good maker Tod’s – will begin in December.
Evoking Fendi’s Italian heritage, Karl Lagerfeld captured Joan Smalls near olive and cypress trees in Chiant, Italy for the Fall 2012 campaign.
Italian luxury sports carmaker Ferrari is organising a rare online auction to raise funds for victims of two earthquakes that left 23 people dead in Italy.
Italy’s first private high-speed train, launched by Ferrari head Luca di Montezemolo’s company NTV made its inaugural journey on Friday.
A museum in Italy is burning artworks from around the world to protest harsh austerity cuts by the Italian government.
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
Polish model Kasia Struss stars in the Moschino Spring 2012 ad campaign photographed by Juergen Teller, shot in Italy in front of the Colosseum.
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
The Armani Hotel Milano, an extraordinary luxury hotel located within the palazzo at Via Manzoni 31 is now open.
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
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 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
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, 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
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
Travelers are set to see more of the famous Ducati motorcycle brand in airports, following the opening of a pilot store in Italy. Passengers passing through Rome Fiumicino can now stop off at a new Ducati store in Terminal 3, the first outpost of a new partnership between the motorcycle maker and airport retailer Meridian … Continued