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A Million Dollar Wedding in Rome

The Rome Cavalieri Hotel, set on a 15 acre private Mediterranean parkland and known as one of the city’s most prestigious address, has created the ultimate wedding package with a price tag of a million dollars.

Lavazza 2010 Calendar

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 world’s most famous models, takes inspiration from six well known Italian songs, such as Nessun … Continued

White Truffle Sold in Italy for a Record $150,000

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.

Carla Bruni’s childhood castle for sale

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.

G.H. Mumm box F1 “Limited Edition”

GH Mumm unveiled the GH Mumm F1 box “Limited Edition” 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 launch 72m Clarena 2

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).

Coca-Cola Italy collaborates with fashion designers

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 to design luxury Rome apartments

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

Hefty restaurant bill shocks tourists in Italy

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

High flying Abramovich buys airport

Billionaire Chelsea boss Roman Abramovich is topping other high fliers with private jets – by splashing out on his own airport, it was reported today (monday). Abramovich is heading a syndicate of Russian tycoons in a bid to snap up Tassignano airport in northern Italy as an investment. The terminal – worth more than 4 … Continued

Givori Via Veneto Luxury Phones

Luxury mobile artist Givori – known for his ugly creations including the Serendipity and Nefertiti – designs the Via Veneto collection, inspired by the shopping street in Rome. Via Veneto features full grain Italian leather hand-finished with delicate metallic foil, 18 karat Italian rose gold plating, and 0.3 karat diamonds. The Classic edition is targeted … Continued

China to overtake Italy for Lamborghini

China will overtake Italy as the second-biggest market behind the United States for iconic sportscar maker Lamborghini within three to five years, the group’s chief executive said on Wednesday. The Chinese associate luxury more with chauffeur-driven cars than sports cars because of bad road conditions, traffic congestion and driving standards, Stephan Winkelmann told the Reuters … Continued

Tibaldi For Riva

Italian pen makers Tibaldi have released a collection of pens for the Italian ship yard Riva. The collection marks the first ever collaboration of these two iconic Italian brands: Riva, makers of  luxurious power boats and Tibaldi, Italy’s first fountain pen manufacturer. All Tibaldi for Riva writing instruments are coated in exactly the same paint … Continued

Byblos Art Hotel Villa Amista

Situated in Italy, only 7 km from the centre of Verona, Byblos Art Hotel Villa Amistà offers a unique and evocative setting with all the characteristics of a classical Venetian-style Villa. The large building, featuring a 15th century façade by Michele Sanmicheli, had been abandoned for some time before being carefully renovated. The villa has … Continued

Ferrari to auction off special F430 for Abruzzo earthquake relief

Ferrari has announced that it will offering a very special car at the RM Auction due to be held this coming Sunday. The car, the very last F430 to leave the production line towards the end of this year, will be auctioned to raise funds for rebuilding in Abruzzo, central Italy, which was devastated by … Continued

Bvlgari Stamps Made In Italy

Luxury jeweler Bulgari is about to celebrate 125 years as one of the world’s most sought-after jewelry brands. To commemorate the occasion, it is teaming up with an unusual partner: the Poste Italiane, or Italy’s postal service. Worth 0,60 euros ($0,77), this special edition Bvlgari stamp shows the image of a dazzling necklace from 1965 … Continued

Holidays and Nature in Sicily

The largest island in the Mediterranean is a variegated world of landscapes and colours. From the Etna’s top covered with snow to the warm and wild coast of the Zingaro nature reserve, from the parched mountains of the hinterland to the verdant Madonie, from the Greek temples of Agrigento and Segesta to the windmills and … Continued

Fashion Notes, luxury notebook

Ergo Italy has launched a new sparkling notebook line, called Fashion Notes. This luxury notebook is handcrafted and encrusted with 1.444 Swarovski crystals. Designed by Sbranchio, an extravagant Italian artist, Fashion notes combines creativity and high-tech features. It is smaller than the standard A4 notebook, approximately 22 x 17 cm, and it features a 1.6 … Continued

Porzia T’s chic underwear

Porzia T by Paola Tessariol, a young and talented fashion designer, is an Italian company which reinvented the world of underwear combining the finest materials with a timeless luxury design. The designer dedicates her creations to Porzia, the famous character of William Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice, as she embodies the contemporary women’s universe with … Continued