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
Italy is the most expensive place in the world to berth a super-yacht, where it can cost up to â‚¬2,900 a night to moor a 24 metre-plus boat. The Italian resorts of Capri, Porto Cervo and Portofino topped Wealth Bulletinâ€™s annual survey of the most expensive resorts in the world to berth a super-yacht. Experts … Continued
Just in time for Spring CaffÃ¨ Giacosa has created a delectable line of milk, dark and white chocolate eggs. Owned by famed designer Roberto Cavalli, the CaffÃ¨ Giacosa is one of the best restaurant in Florence. Situated right next to the Cavalli store, the cafÃ© seems quaint from the outside yet impossibly chic and decadent … Continued
The Italian luxury fashion house of Brioni is expanding their offering of select gentlemenâ€™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 worldâ€™s finest genuine alligator skin and lined with … Continued
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
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.
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 Maseratiâ€™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
Exclusive in this week’s Italian edition of Vanity Fair is the worldwide preview of Dolce & Gabbana‘s new S/S 2010 campaign featuring pop icon Madonna. The ad campaign, which is inspired by Italian Neorealism cinema, shows a very domesticated Madonna washing dishes and preparing food at a dining room table.
Italian police have crashed their most valuable patrol car, a $235,000 Lamborghini. The front end of the Lamborghini was crushed in the accident, near Cremona, and the driver and a passenger were injured, although not seriously. Reports say the car swerved to avoid another vehicle which crossed into its path, ploughing into two stationary cars. … Continued
According to Italian daily Corriere della Sera, Veronica Lario, Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconiâ€™s wife, is seeking 3.5 million euros per month during divorce proceedings. Berlusconi had rebuffed her demand, and offered a more reasonable 200,000 euros a month (he is ready to go as high as 300,000). He is also prepared to let her … Continued
The philosophy of Francesca Furzi, Italian jewelry designer, is to gather the essence of eternity and to express it in every one of her creations. Each jewel is influenced by a journey incorporating the art of sculpture, the concreteness of the technicalharmony of vehicle shapes, the world of fashion, but also by history and other … Continued
The Rome Cavalieri Hotel, set on a 15 acre private Mediterranean parkland and known as one of the cityâ€™s most prestigious address, has created the ultimate wedding package with a price tag of a million dollars.
The Italian coffee company Lavazza has unveiled the 18th edition of its collectible calendar, shot by influential British photographer, Miles Aldridge. The 2010 Lavazza calendar illustrates “The Italian Espresso Experience” through Italian music. The 2010 Calendar, featuring six of the worldâ€™s most famous models, takes inspiration from six well known Italian songs, such as Nessun … Continued
A 750-gramme white truffle from northern Italy sold for 100,000 euros ($150,000) during an auction at the end of the 79th White Truffle Festival of Alba. The Piedmont region, where Alba is located, is considered to have the best ‘tartufo bianco’ (white truffles) in the world.
Castello de Castagneto Po, the childhood home of French first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy is up on the market again, and with 40 rooms and 175 acres of lavish landscape, this is one fairy tale home.
GH Mumm unveiled the GH Mumm F1 box â€œLimited Editionâ€ last month at the Pavilion Visconti of Milan, in conjunction with the Grand Prix in Monza in 2009. The packaging is made of exclusive materials such as the carbon interior trim in black velvet and gold plate. The GH Mumm F1 box “Limited Edition” will … Continued
CRN report the successful launch of the new 72m superyacht, at an open ceremony at the CRN shipyard in Ancona, Italy. With a distinctive grey displacement hull she is the largest leisure yacht built by CRN to date (CRN is a brand of the Ferretti Group).
Italian fashion designers Donatella Versace, Alberta Ferretti, Anna Molinari for Blumarine, Veronica Etro, Silvia Venturini for Fendi, Consuelo Castiglioni for Marni, Angela Missoni and Rossella Jardini for Moschino, have teamed with Coca Cola for fund raising campaign in support of the victims of the earthquake in Abruzzo, Italy.
Giorgio Armani’s home division is to deck out the interior of exclusive apartments in Rome, as part of a project to convert a historical building into a complex of luxury serviced flats. Some 62 apartments are planned in the Cavour220 project, a residential block occupying 12,000 sq m and composed of 6 linked buildings surrounding … Continued
Italian authorities have shut down a historic Roman restaurant days after it charged a Japanese couple $987 for a seafood lunch. The tourists filed a fraud complaint with police after being surprised with a bill for pasta and lobster with wine and gelato at the Il Passetto restaurant, just off the popular Piazza Navona square. … Continued