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  • Capolavori: Online Boutique for Italy’s Top Artisans | Italia Living
    Italian artisanship with the convenience of the web Capolavori is becoming the future of bespoke craft The website is divided into home décor lighting art jewelry and accessories Home décor items cover every room of the house and objects like handmade and hand painted ceramics by Ceramica Kamars or refined applications of 24 karat gold in the classic ceramics of Caroline Porcellane With artisans that work with a variety of materials comes Vetreria Artistica DIPI masters in Venetian and Murano glass Capolavori s exquisite jewelry collection features pieces by Alessandro Dari who uses a technique dating back 2 500 years to ancient Etruria or pieces by Arianna Celleno and Sandra Ugolini of Il Carato who use a variety of techniques handed down to them from the XIX century to create their jewelry that features a combination of precious stones like pearls jade amethyst and topaz Purses make up another essential section of the Capolavori website From finely picked calfskin leather to python to suede Capolavori features artisan that truly take pride in their masterpieces For those who can t make the trip to Italy Capolavori brings these handcrafted gifts right to their doorsteps After shoppers have browsed the website chosen the product they want and placed their order their handbag earrings lamp or mirror is uniquely made by the craftsmen a true testament to the idea of made to order The artisan trade is one that finds strong roots in Italy and the mission of Capolavori was born out of the desire to bring Italian craftsmanship abroad They are always on the hunt to recruit not only established craftsmen but also undiscovered masters providing them with an avant garde platform to sell their pieces worldwide In addition to all the sections of the website visitors may even search by craftsman

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  • Tourism Sectors in Italy on the Rise | Italia Living
    according to tourism marketing consultancy IPK International s World Travel Monitor Italian hoteliers association Federalberghi estimates that high end tourism and occupancy in luxury hotels in Italy will increase between 10 20 over last year with a significant portion of tourists coming from Arab countries According to Conde Nast Johansen luxury tourists prefer New York Florence Paris and Rome as their top destinations The niche sector of food and wine tourism is an important part of travel in Italy and a world leader in the sector with nearly 21 000 agritourism structures and over 6 600 farms A survey conducted by farmers association Coldiretti with polling institute Ixè revealed that more than four in 10 Italians chose a vacation in 2015 based on wine and food tourism Sport tourism in Italy estimated to be worth 6 3 billion euros with 1 5 billion in aquatic sports alone is one of the most promising sectors for seasonal tourism in 2016 according to the National Tourism Observatory ONT which surveyed more than 10 million trips and 60 million reservations Another niche travel sector is that of weddings celebrated in Italy 6 000 per year with English Russian and American citizens at the

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  • CSBLA Apparel Lifestyle Brand by Cosabella | Italia Living
    curated collections of high quality apparel CSBLA presents consumers with elevated designs made from unique and innovative fabrics sourced around the globe Designed by the product and development team of the leading Italian luxury brand Cosabella each garment demonstrates the same vision focusing on the importance of quality attention to detail fabric texture and above all comfort CSBLA is about versatility it s effortlessly wearable clothing for the understated contemporary

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  • Expand Your Italian Luxury Brands Visibility | Italia Living
    can honestly recommend to our visitors We turn several people away that contact us interested in advertising if it does not fit the high standards we wish to present We prefer select brands businesses and travel destinations that offer something we feel signifies Italian elegance and high quality We are quickly becoming the premier influencer and online destination for Italian luxury By partnering your business with Italia Living you will be reaching a large targeted audience of consumers interested in high quality Italian products services and travel as well as the elegance of the Italian lifestyle and fine living The majority of Italia Living readers members Are 30 years old and up Earn high incomes Are Jetsetters travel often are highly cultured Are sophisticated consumers Not only will you gain premium visibility on our website ItaliaLiving com but also visibility and on going marketing efforts in our newsletters various social media outlets and iPhone iPod iPad Android mobile App Social media marketing is critical to todays business success and we will help to increase that visibility of your social media market reach an important aspect of brand growth through consumer interaction today We also maintain strong relationships and visibility within the affluent and jetsetting communities online allowing us to market your luxury brand to this wider niche affluent consumer segment If you are interested in visibility and marketing opportunities with Italia Living please send us an email or fill out the form below with brief details and website of your brand business destination or product If it is a good fit we will be in touch with further information our media kit and a proposal for your consideration Contact email protected For more about us read Italia Living Your Digital Destination to the Luxury of Living the Italian Lifestyle Contact Us We would love to hear from you Please fill out this form and we will be in touch shortly Name First Last Address Street Address Address Line 2 City State Province Region ZIP Postal Code Afghanistan Albania Algeria American Samoa Andorra Angola Antigua and Barbuda Argentina Armenia Australia Austria Azerbaijan Bahamas Bahrain Bangladesh Barbados Belarus Belgium Belize Benin Bermuda Bhutan Bolivia Bosnia and Herzegovina Botswana Brazil Brunei Bulgaria Burkina Faso Burundi Cambodia Cameroon Canada Cape Verde Cayman Islands Central African Republic Chad Chile China Colombia Comoros Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo Republic of the Costa Rica Côte d Ivoire Croatia Cuba Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Djibouti Dominica Dominican Republic East Timor Ecuador Egypt El Salvador Equatorial Guinea Eritrea Estonia Ethiopia Faroe Islands Fiji Finland France French Polynesia Gabon Gambia Georgia Germany Ghana Greece Greenland Grenada Guam Guatemala Guinea Guinea Bissau Guyana Haiti Honduras Hong Kong Hungary Iceland India Indonesia Iran Iraq Ireland Israel Italy Jamaica Japan Jordan Kazakhstan Kenya Kiribati North Korea South Korea Kosovo Kuwait Kyrgyzstan Laos Latvia Lebanon Lesotho Liberia Libya Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg Macedonia Madagascar Malawi Malaysia Maldives Mali Malta Marshall Islands Mauritania Mauritius Mexico Micronesia Moldova Monaco Mongolia Montenegro Morocco Mozambique Myanmar Namibia Nauru

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  • Online Will Be Main Growth Source for Luxury | Italia Living
    consumption spending Sales to tourists from emerging markets especially those from Brazil have also had a great contribution to the growth pace of the U S luxury market With the economy in Italy still struggling many Italian luxury brands are looking to increase their presence online and across the ocean to the American market Several are starting with small steps of simply tapping into social media visibility Growth in the global luxury goods market will be steady this year at around the 2014 levels or around 5 percent at constant exchange rates with the U S and Japan the biggest drivers consultancy Bain Co said in a report published earlier this year Bain had accurately predicted total revenue from the personal luxury goods industry which includes watches jewelry clothes shoes and leather goods to reach 223 billion euros 282 70 billion in 2014 against 218 billion euros in 2013 when sales rose 7 percent at constant exchange rates Analysts at Credit Suisse indicate that the online sales will be the main growth driver for luxury brands by 2018 This is mainly for the brands which have invested in their own web store and in the mobile applications While online transactions represent a small percent of the total luxury goods market they re growing twice as fast as the luxury retail sector as a whole For a growing segment of luxury shoppers online experiences drive real world decision making Research shows that more than 45 percent of luxury purchases are influenced by what shoppers find in the digital universe via websites social media or apps Many shoppers remain reluctant to purchase more expensive and custom products online preferring to see them and touch them first but many will compare product features and prices online before settling on one to buy and

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  • Many Ways to Interact with Italia Living | Italia Living
    the luxury of Italy and fine living of the Italian lifestyle beyond our website Besides visiting our website here there are many ways to follow and interact with Italia Living Italia Living is active on many social media platforms such as Facebook Twitter Pinterest YouTube and Linkedin As well as affluent invite only social media sites such as ASmallWorld and Best of All Worlds To follow us on the go you can install our free Italia Living mobile app on the App Store or Google Play Also subscribe to our email newsletter On our social media pages you will find some content not seen on our website For example Like us on Facebook to see some of our favorite photos highlighting the luxury and fine living of Italy as well as the latest deals and special offers from our Featured Sponsors such as illy coffee Punzoné vodka Pietro s Italy and others Interact with your own thoughts and comments and of course feel free to invite and share with your friends So many wonderful things come out of Italy what we love the most is sharing them with you Related Articles Italia Living Your Digital Destination to the Luxury of

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  • Expo Milano 2015 - Italian Pavilion & Palazzo Italia | Italia Living
    two main roads crossed at the center of the city where the main buildings like the Forum were built Even today you can guess whether an Italian city has a Roman origin when you can spot the decumano and the cardo For example Florence and Milan still have a decumano and a cardo at the center of the city At the Expo the Italian Pavilion is actually the whole area around the Cardo Virtual Tour of the crossing point Palazzo Italia is the main building of the Italian Pavilion It will be transformed into a center for innovation for the city of Milan once the Expo will be over Inside Palazzo Italia the visitor will find the Identità Italiana exhibition which deals with the four Italian Powers the Power of Expertise the Power of Beauty the Power of the Challenge and the Power of the Future There is an amazing mirrors room where many video clips of the iconic Italian landscapes and art cities are played the visitor is really surrounded by beauty There is even a room with a map of Europe where Italy has been removed in order to put emphasis on the importance of Italy in the world Another interesting location is Eataly where in front of the Pavilion you can see the bronze horses by Francesco Messina Inside the Pavilion the Tesoro d Italia exhibition which includes priceless works of art by Italian masters can be visited At one end of the cardo there is the beautiful Albero della Vita Tree of Life which is the location of spectacular lighting music shows every evening Special thanks to Giulia Belloni from the EXPO Social Media Team Written by Sergio Porrini Next Generation Virtual Reality Expert Luxury Hotels Museums Exhibitions International Sponsorship Projects ItaliaLiving com contributor Pictures courtesy

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  • COSABELLA - Luxury Lingerie For Any Woman and Any Time | Italia Living
    founded in 1983 the brand gained higher recognition in the mid eighties Today the brand comprises a diverse product mix of intimates shapewear loungewear and swimwear sold in more than 100 countries worldwide online and in high end department stores such as Saks and Neiman Marcus The brands largest market is the U S followed by Italy Russia and China are also very important markets In an effort to please any and all women they have recently increased their client base Most women don t like the term plus size and have a hard time finding high quality luxury lingerie let alone Made in Italy Well Cosabella is offering their own solution with its new collection This year they launched Cosabella Extended a sexy new line for plus size women Still family owned and operated Cosabella founders Ugo and Valeria Campello have handed over day to day operations to their children Guido and Silvia both of whom who have grown up in the business Guido is the CEO of Cosabella while his sister is the head of operations And the company is very active in philanthropy For example each year Cosabella supports the fight against breast cancer by designing a special breast cancer awareness collection and donates a percent of sales Bra ha ha is an organization that promotes and raises awareness about breast health by supporting local breast cancer centers in spreading breast cancer prevention through mammography and early detection awareness Cosabella believes a woman s lingerie should reflect her every mood Each season vibrant cutting edge colors are produced reflecting the high energy eclectic world The Cosabella s mantra Freedom of Color is applied to each luxury collection reaching a cult like status for women around the world Visit the Cosabella website to browse their full line of

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