#italy Stories

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An Architect and Artist Couple Transform a Crumbling Castle into a Seductive Italian Stay

Hotel Castello di Reschio is the latest milestone in the Bolza's family's nearly-30-year...

Pairing Ancient Walls and Modern Decor in “The Underground City”

Inside Matera's Ai Maestri hotel, Billiani's wood-and-rope appointments pair perfectly with the...

A Hotel With a View of an Italian Piazza, and Angkor Wat

French hospitality guru Thierry Teyssier’s audacious new idea to disrupt the hospitality...

What’s New This Week, From Our List Members

A circus of light in London, new watch launches, and a decorating an Adriatic escape are all on the

Brizo’s Levoir Collection Fuses Past and Present

The collection abounds with historical references yet feels right at home in the bathrooms of...

Magis and Inga Sempé Are Asking Mirrors to Do More

Presenting the first collaboration between Magis and the French product designer.

Buon Compleanno! Living Divani Celebrates a Half-Century of Well-Done Décor

Looking back at five decades of fantastic contemporary Italian design.

Dapper Dan on Fashion, Gucci, and the Future

He's a pioneering designer, a master couturier, a style icon. Now he's working with Gucci. Dapper...

John Pawson, Barbara Bestor, and 7 Other Top Design Minds Celebrate Achille Castiglioni

To honor the 100th year of the Italian legend’s birth, we asked a few of the world’s best...

The Scion of a 1960s Sybaritic Tuscan Retreat Leads a Modern Reboot

At a storied seaside resort, Marie-Louise Sciò carries on her family’s legacy—and ushers it...

Watch Wednesday
Watch Wednesday: Bulgari Octo Maserati GranSport

Bulgari and Maserati team up to create an unimpeachably Italian wristwatch.

Inside Milan’s Most Sumptuous Entryways

An eccentric new book from Taschen
showcases a captivating selection of the

Hotel of the Week
Milan’s Classic Interiors Pervade Hotel Viu

Designer Nicola Gallizia takes cues from the city’s Modernist legends, adding a contemporary...

Surface Travel Awards
Dana Cowin’s Favorite Restaurants For Design

For the culinary personality and Surface Travel Awards juror, ambiance is as important as...

Inside Issey Miyake’s New Milan Flagship

Tokujin Yoshioka retrofits a heritage space for the brand’s technology-driven designs.

The Design World’s Most Influential Person (You’ve Probably Never Heard Of)

Rossana Orlandi’s Milan space is a bastion of groundbreaking contemporary design.

How It's Made
Bottega Veneta

The artisans of Bottega Veneta make the label’s iconic accessories by hand on a sprawling Italian

Missoni’s Hands-Off Fashion Executive

CEO Emilio Carbonera Giani sees positive long-term results thanks to a laissez-faire approach.

Insider: Caterina Fabrizio’s Guide to Lake Como

The textile magnate tells us why her heart and history is inextricably tied to the region.

Dash Kitchen Is Here To Stay

Housed in a former printing house, the Turin restaurant has a post-industrial atmosphere that...

Patricia Urquiola Reinvigorates Cassina

The Spanish designer takes the creative reins at the Italian furniture maker, adding a healthy dose