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
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
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 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
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 ofÂ luxurious power boats and Tibaldi, Italyâ€™s first fountain pen manufacturer. All Tibaldi for Riva writing instruments are coated in exactly the same paint … Continued
Situated in Italy, only 7 km from the centre of Verona, Byblos Art Hotel Villa AmistÃ offers a unique and evocative setting with all the characteristics of a classical Venetian-style Villa. The large building, featuring a 15th century faÃ§ade by Michele Sanmicheli, had been abandoned for some time before being carefully renovated. The villa has … Continued
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
Luxury jeweler Bulgari is about to celebrate 125 years as one of the worldâ€™s most sought-after jewelry brands. To commemorate the occasion, it is teaming up with an unusual partner: the Poste Italiane, or Italyâ€™s postal service. Worth 0,60 euros ($0,77), this special edition Bvlgari stamp shows the image of a dazzling necklace from 1965 … Continued
A luminescent air-filled furniture line by Mario Bellini for Meritalia.
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
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 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
Diadema Wine & Champagne is a sensory experience like no other. Diadema Wine & Champagne, a brand of Fattoria Villa Lâ€™Olmo, a Tuscan winery reflecting centuries of traditions, has its headquarters in Impruneta, Tuscany. At Diadema, uncompromising quality is the topmost objective, and systemic, professional direction is exercised over every step in the production process, … Continued
Francesca Furzi is a designer who lives in Turin and her first collection is the consequence of the road she has taken in life, her studies and the experiences that characterize her personal style. She was born in a place where they maintain a strong connection with ancient artefacts and traditional work and craftsmanship: Tuscany. … Continued
The new governor of the sun-swept Italian island of Sardinia is repealing a tax on the mega rich that will benefit, among others, jet setters like billionaire Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. Governor Ugo Cappellacci, the son of Berlusconi’s tax adviser, proposed a budget that repeals the tax on mooring luxury yachts and landing private aircraft … Continued
Villa Altachiara is an exceptional home situated on the Promontory above Portofino, aÂ stunning panoramic spots on the Tigullio Gulf. The villa, one of the loveliest oasi of charm in the world, belonged to the late rich countess Francesca Vacca Agusta. Surrounded on three sides by the beautiful Mediterranean Sea, Villa Altachiara perfumes by pine resin … Continued
“O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo? Deny thy father and refuse thy name,/ Or if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love/ and I’ll no longer be a Capulet” said the JulietÂ of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, on her balcony in the wonderful Italian city of Verona. Now, for everyone who has a … Continued