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
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.
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 veniceconnected.it. 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.
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
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
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
Hereâ€™s the gorgeous Italian actress Monica Bellucci starring in new commercial for Martini Gold by Dolce & Gabbana.
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 â‚¬4,300 per kilogram. According to The Sunday Times, “White truffles are cheaper this year, … Continued
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 â€œcalleâ€. These … Continued
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 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
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
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.
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
On Friday June 25, 2010 Miu Miu opened its first flagship store in Bologna.
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
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
Continuing in its tradition of striking brand imagery, the oh-so Italian apertif, Campari, has launched three inspired reinterpretations of its label.
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