• Luxury Consumption forecasted to grow in 2015 Altagamma, Global Blue and Bain&Company agree in forecasting positive performances for luxury brands in the current year


    For EXPO2015, private and public join forces in the name of Beauty: introducing Panorama, a video-installation in Milan that narrates Italian uniqueness in 15 minutes.

  • Emilio Pucci for the renovation of the Baptistery in Florence A new initiative by the Italian Maison supports the renovation of the historycal monument.

  • The High-End Design Market analysed by Altagamma

    The Market size, the growth by geographies and categories, the role of Italian and International players, the challenges for the future: in the first Altagamma event dedicated to High End Design Furniture sector the Design Market Monitor was presented.

  • The Art of Beauty: Jewelry creations by Gianmaria Buccellati

    At La Venaria Reale in Turin, the exhibition presents an exquisite and largely unknown selection of extraordinary pieces of jewelry and high jewelry created by Gianmaria Buccellati. Opening March 21.

  • Gucci Main Sponsor for the Exhibit PRINCE OF DREAMS After150 years, 20 exquisite Renaissance tapestries from the 16th century commissioned by Cosimo I de’ Medici reunited. Through this sponsorship in the occasion of Expo 2015, Gucci confirms its role as a Made in Italy ambassador.

  • Corin Sworn is the fifth winner of the Max Mara Art Prize for Women 2015 The winner is awarded a six month Italian residency starting in March 2014 which is tailored to fit the artist and their winning proposal for the Prize. The proposal draws from the rich history and elaborate costumes of the Commedia dell'Arte, reviving the improvised theatrical comedies performed by acting troupes who toured Italy from the 16th century onwards.

  • A Project for Beauty by Brunello Cucinelli With architect and landscape architect Massimo de Vico Fallani in attendance, the “Fondazione Brunello e Federica Cucinelli” presented its new plan for the creation of a series of parks in the valley beneath the village of Solomeo.

  • LARTE is ready to export the "Made in Italy" worldwide One year after it openend, the innovative Italian dining and hospitality concept presents an expansion strategy with two partners of excellence.

  • Altagamma Monitor 2014 - The Conference All you need to know about Luxury Markets at the Altagamma Conference. Global Luxury Market worths € 223 billion, growing 5%.  Chinese consumers are the top and fastest growing nationality. Zero growth for shopping tourism in EU. Growth forecast also for 2015.

  • 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