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  • illycaffè and Robert Wilson at Triennale Milan
    In the occasion of the launch of the Watermill Center illy Art Collection, the new espresso cup collection curated by Bob Wilson, on September 2nd illycaffè hosted Red Night, an evening of live performances by twenty young artists from twelve different countries.  

  • Luxury consumption in Russia: upturn in 2017 A historically key market for luxury goods is going through a period of uncertainty which translates into a slowdown in consumption at both local level and in European cities favoured by Russian consumers. Entrepreneurs and experts spoke about the situation on July 8th in an Altagamma Conference in Milan.

  • Monumental Pucci in Florence

    On the occasion of Firenze/Hometown of Fashion, Pitti Immagine Uomo and Emilio Pucci will launch an exclusive art installation entitled “Monumental Pucci”.

     

    “Monumental Pucci” involves “styling” the famed Florence Baptistery with the “Battistero” scarf print from the Pucci archives. Designed by the Marquise Emilio Pucci in 1957, the print portrays an aerial view of Piazza San Giovanni in vibrant Mediterranean colors.

  • Candida Höfer at Bisazza Foundation

    The Bisazza Foundation for Design and Contemporary Architecture honors German photographer Candida Höfer, with an exhibition entitled "Candida Höfer. Images of Architecture", a journey through a selection of large-format photographs of classic and contemporary architecture, personally chosen by the artist, on display until July 27th, 2014.

  • Rome's Trevi Fountain restoration financed by Fendi started in June The renovation of the Rome's 18th-century Fountain, famed as a setting for the film "La Dolce Vita", will be financed by the Fashion House with €2.180 million as a declaration of love for the Eternal City that inspired Fendi’s creativity during the last decades.

  • Ferragamo renovates the Uffizi Gallery The Salvatore Ferragamo Group has pledged to donate 600,000 Euros to renovate eight rooms of the Uffizi Gallery. The support will enable the Florence Museum to reopen the rooms within a year and display about 50 works dating back to 15th century, mainly by masters including Filippo Lippi, Luca Signorelli, Domenico Ghirlandaio, Pietro Perugino and Piero di Cosimo.

  • The New Altagamma Ambassadors: Massimo Bottura, Ludovico Einaudi, Alessandro Mendini and Davide Oldani The two chefs Massimo Bottura and Davide Oldani, the piano player and composer Ludovico Einaudi and the designer Alessandro Mendini have been named ambassadors of the Italian creativity and excellence: the four of them represent an outstanding example of the Italian genius in different fields – gastronomy, music and design/architecture – and now have become members of the Altagamma Honorary Council.

  • Bulgari donates €1.5m to renovate Spanish Steps Bulgari has answered the government's plea for help to fund renovation of Rome's famous Spanish Steps. Bulgari  will put €1.5m towards the two-year refurbishment, which will begin in 2015.

    The Spanish Steps refurbishment will be "the special gift from Bulgari to its city" to mark the jeweller's 130th anniversary, the company's chief executive Jean-Christophe Babin told a press conference in Rome.

  • LARTE: The brand new hotspot in Milan The place to be and to be seen, where the very best of the “made In Italy” in the fields of catering, food, wine, interior design, culture, art and fashion are brought together to express and show the world the finest Italian cuisine. An innovative alliance under the umbrella of the Altagamma Foundation. Is it a restaurant? YES and much more. It is a mere model of Italian hospitality, an innovative location expressing the best of our lifestyle mixing food and art, great wines and design, culture and fashion. www.lartemilano.com