Gucci, turning 90, opens museum in Florence

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 Drops $5 Million On Wedding

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

Lotus Evora S joins Italian Carabinieri

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

Ducati Opens Shop in Rome Airport

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

Aston Martin V12 Zagato

Aston Martin has unveiled the new concept V12 Zagato supercar ahead of its first showing in Italy. The V12 Zagato is an interpretation of Aston Martin’s V12 Vantage by Italian design house Zagato, the latest in a line of collaborations between the two brands. The first Zagato premiered in 1960 and was based on the … Continued

The world’s most expensive Liquor

Stuart Hughes has designed the world’s most expensive liquor, with a content invented by Antica Distilleria Russo from Italy. A national drink of Italy, Limoncello is made by infusion in alcohol of peels of lemons from the stunning famous Amalfi Coast. The bottle itself houses at the neck 3 single cut flawless diamonds totalling 13 … Continued

Swarovski x Guido Gobino Easter Eggs

Swarovski and Guido Gobino the renowned Italian chocolate maker have teamed up to create these beautiful Easter eggs. Created from the finest aromatic cocoa powder, emblazoned with gold and crystals, each egg comes with a unique Swarovski crystal pendant. Only 100 pieces of these luxury eggs will ever be created. Prices are available on request … Continued

BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo by Trussardi

Italian fashion house Trussardi celebrates its 100th anniversary, and to mark the occasion has teamed up with BMW for a special edition 5 Series Gran Turismo. For the exterior look, the choice fell on an exclusive color – a characteristic warm metallic brown that has been named Heraldic Brown. The paintwork is executed in three … Continued

Lamborghini Gallardo Tricolore

Lamborghini is launching a new special edition of its Gallardo supercar to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Italian unification. Tthe Lamborghini Gallardo Tricolore features a white exterior with carbon fiber mirrors and a tricolor strip that runs the entire length of the car. The stripe is echoed on the driver’s seat, where it is perfectly … Continued

Spain’s hotels are Europe’s most popular

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

Louis Vuitton Cruise Collection 2011 in Capri

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.

Venice launches virtual tour of canals

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 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.

Head to Italy for Valentine’s romance

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

Valentino for Gap collection

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

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