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Montezemolo Made in Italy ambassador?

25 April, 2020
The Italians certainly love their controversial public figures. Now, Luca Cordero di Montezemolo is one of the most well known top managers in Italy. He has been the president of Ferrari since 1991 and has also headed up the Confidustria,…

The artificial sun in Viganella, Italy

25 April, 2020
In the Antrona valley in the Piedmont region there’s a small village which lies in the dark shadow of a high mountain; for centuries, the hamlet had to make do with it but a few years ago a huge mirror…

Silvio Berlusconi's showgirls for European Election

24 April, 2020
The pictures you see are from Chi Magazine and show the three showgirls Silvio Berlusconi has chosen to represent his party in June’s European Election (from the left, manager Lara Comi, 26 years old; former tv host Barbara Matera, 27…

1963 Ferrari 250 GTO auctioned for £12 million

20 April, 2020
One of the world’s rarest Ferraris has been sold at auction for 12 million pounds, with the purchaser said to be UK radio DJ and television personality, Chris Evans. The beautiful 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO is one of only three…

Antonio Cassano and wife welcome their first child

17 April, 2020
Antonio Cassanoand his wife Carolina Marcialis have just welcomed Christopher, their first child; the couple who got married last June is over the moon with happiness; the baby who weighs more than 3 kilos was born in Genoa yesterday morning.…

Italian director Mario Monicelli dies at 95 years

16 April, 2020
Veteran Italian director and important figure in the history of Italian cinema, Mario Monicelli, has died by commiting suicide at the age of 95 years. In hospital for treatment for prostate cancer, Monicelli threw himself off the fifth floor balcony…

Church for sale in Milan

15 April, 2020
Italy is full of churches but it’s quite rare to see one up for sale. But the guys at 02blog.it have managed to snap this pic of a church for sale in Milan’s Udine district, near Lambrate. We’ve got no…

Ivana Trump and Rossano Rubicondi fighting over divorce

15 April, 2020
Rumours about their divorce have circulated for months, but now it’s official: Ivana Trump and Rossano Rubicondi have decided to go their separate ways. Mrs Trump filed for divorce in December and there’s no doubt that it will be a…

Eros Ramazzotti secretly married?

13 April, 2020
Reports are out that Italian singer Eros Ramazzotti and Marica Pellegrinelli were secretly married in Milan. According to Star+Tv magazine the couple who got married at Milan city hall was accompanied by two close friends who acted respectively as best…

Ermenegildo Zegna Opens Flagship Store in Shenzhen, China

13 April, 2020
In China the popularity of Ermenegildo Zegna has been growing since the inauguration of their first flagship store in Beijing in 1991. Now with the opening of a new luxury store in Shenzhen, the Italian brand is set to conquer…

Carla Bruni in Woody Allen film

13 April, 2020
We doubt if this nude pic of Carla Bruni is what we’ll see in the Woody Allen film, but one thing is sure: the French first lady has accepted an offer from the famous and sometimes controversial American director to…

Tv Puppet Topo Gigio turns 50

13 April, 2020
Topo Gigio, one of the most famous Italian puppets, will soon turn 50; its debut goes back to 1959 when Topo Gigio was the lead character of a children’s puppet show on Italian tv. It was a prime time show…

Italy: row over ownership of Michelangelo's David

13 April, 2020
The city of Florence and the Italian state are furiously fighting over the ownership of Michelangelo’s masterpiece David. The famous statue has been Florence’s mascot since 1504 when it was put on display at the entrance of Palazzo Vecchio as…

Italian Hotels among winners of Condé Nast Johansens awards

12 April, 2020
The prestigious Nast Johansens 2011 Annual Awards for Excellence were announced in London; there were five Italian hotels among the winners. Here’s the partial list:Most Excellent Hotel: Ca’ Sagredo hotel in Venice;Most Excellent Charming Hotel: Monsignor della Casa Country Resort;Most…

Driving in Italy: parking in Rome pisses some people off

11 April, 2020
For the Italian language, or Italian English, we’ve already seen the creative and sparky side of the Romans come out with their “clients gentile” funny photo. Here we have another example, but for something far more serious - parking in…

Italian brand Bulgari to open new hotel in London

10 April, 2020
Bulgari Hotels & Resorts has signed an agreement for the new Bulgari Hotel in London scheduled to open in spring 2012. So after Milan and Bali, London is the third city to boast a Bulgari Hotel. Located in the district…

Alitalia gets best airline food award

9 April, 2020
This might be hard to believe for some, but it turns out that Italian airline Alitalia, which has been through a tumultuous period of late, has received the award for the best airline food from the US magazine Global Traveler.…

Miss World Italy 2008 finalists

9 April, 2020
After the announcement of Claudia Ferraris winning the Miss Universe Italy contest, Miss World Italy is also coming into its final round, which will take place on June 7 at Gallipoli: 52 finalists will be judged by television and print…

Two new Italian sites join Unesco geo-parks list

8 April, 2020
Good news for the parks here in Italy; two more sites have in fact just been added to the Unesco ’s world heritage site list. Actually we are talking about the Global Network of National Geoparks which is backed by…

George Clooney and Elisabetta Canalis break up – the details

8 April, 2020
The names of international and Italian celebrities make a small list in the break up of George Clooney and Elisabetta Canalis. Around the story is Christian Vieri, showgirl Belen Rodriguez and Italy’s favourite gay television star and Chi magazine director,…

Italy's lottery won for 147 million euros

6 April, 2020
Lucky lucky lucky! Italy’s mega lottery of over 147 million euros has been won by someone from Bagnone in Tuscany, with a winning ticket of just two euros purchased at the Biffi Bar. The total winning figure is 147,807,299 euros…
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