Factory Visit: Italian Faucet-Maker Fantini

Production and headquarters on the shore of Lake Orta

Located not far from Lake Como and Lake Maggiore, Lake Orta is perhaps the least internationally known of Northern Italy’s lakes. But it’s here—in the small village of Pella, directly on the lake’s shore—that the Fantini company can be found. The lake is intrinsic to the company, and its employees. Fantini has been making faucets, showers and accessories here since 1947 and is deeply rooted in the …

Road Trip: Coast to Coast in Puglia, Italy

A picture-perfect circuit through seaside towns, prehistoric dwellings and more

Visitors seeking to explore Italy’s sun-drenched Puglia region are spoiled immediately upon arrival. With Adriatic to the East and the Ionian to the West, a less-than-one-hour driving distance between the two coasts means the cliff-hugging seaside towns, ancient archeological sites, and everything in between can be efficiently explored by car. For being the heel to Italy’s boot, Puglia is relatively flat, hosting sprawling olive groves …

Alfa Romeo Launches B-Tech With Their Own Proprietary Color

Stelvios, Giulias and Giuliettas in EMEA now offer a black trim package with all of the brand's tech, too

In what felt more like a panel talk than a press conference, Alfa Romeo launched its B-Tech series at the Centro Stile (design center) of its Turin headquarters. The host was Roberta Zerbi, head of the brand in the EMEA markets, and her guests included Klaus Busse, Head of Design for Alfa Romeo (as well as Fiat, Abarth, Lancia and Maserati); Claudio Nervi, the Head …