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  • English Soul, Italian Suit - Aston Martin DB4GT by Zagato | Italia Living
    be more appropriate to compare the car to the vaunted 250 GTO though both were produced in greater number Both Aston Martin and Ferrari pushed the envelope of performance when these models were new both boast wins on the world s most competitive stage and both boast handcrafted aluminum bodywork with designs worthy of inclusion in any major art museum However in terms of rarity nearly half as many DB4 GT Zagatos were built compared to the 250 GTO One is set to go under the hammer at RM Sotheby s this December The 1962 Aston Martin DB4GT that s to be auctioned is the 14th of just 19 DB4GTs tailor made by Zagato The car has 314 bhp 3 670 cc DOHC twin plug alloy inline six cylinder engine with triple Weber 45 DCOE carburetors four speed synchromesh alloy cased manual transmission with overdrive front and rear coil spring suspension four wheel Girling hydraulic disc brakes and a wheelbase of 95 in Considered by many to be the coachbuilder s finest design the DB4GT Zagato is instantly recognizable as both an Aston Martin and a Zagato thanks to the famed carrozzeria s deft ability to masterfully craft distinctive design elements from each company into one harmonious work of art Boasting a slightly elongated nose with a more pronounced grille visually the car appears much more aggressive than the outgoing DB4GT At the rear the taillights were set into the fenders and the C pillar was reduced by featuring a larger rear windshield While the DB4GT was already a highly attractive automobile the Zagato coachwork gave the Aston Martin a more voluptuous appeal smoothing out the harder edges in favor of a more dynamic and fluid shape Changes were more than just skin deep as Zagato and Aston Martin also

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  • The Bulgari Octo Maserati - A Timeless Timepiece | Italia Living
    a solid foundation for fruitful collaboration Building on the success of the bespoke watch released in 2012 the pair are now proud to present the stylish Bulgari Octo Maserati model On the race track victory can be won by a fraction of a second This is why every Maserati displays the precision engineering and attention to detail that have defined the brand for 100 years Bulgari has also stood the test of time its Roman inspiration Italian design and Swiss watch making expertise ensure that its work is as prized today as it was in 1884 At its base in Neuchâtel cutting edge techniques and traditional savoir faire combine to create timepieces in which every single element is worthy of the Bulgari name The Bulgari Octo Maserati watch is a true joy to behold Connoisseurs will note the way that the blue and silver colour scheme echoes the hallmarks of Maserati design while the alligator leather strap mirrors their elegant interiors An exceptional high frequency mechanism lies within powering the distinctive trio of chronometric displays on the champlevé dial Innovative yet intuitive this timepiece is as individual as the wearer and as synonymous with masculine chic as Maserati itself Bulgari

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  • 10 Italian Design Innovations That Make The World A Better Place | Italia Living
    same without the ability to hop in the hot tub and have your worries pummelled away by jets of warm water and air The Jacuzzi as we know and love it today was developed by a family of Italian immigrants in California originally developed by Candido Jacuzzi in the 1960s as a portable hydrotherapy device that sat in your bathtub Later in the decade Roy Jacuzzi integrated the pump into a bath itself and the Jacuzzi as we know it was born inspiring decades of ill advised skinny dipping Fusilli Do you enjoy the occasional spaghetti bolognese Well prepare to have your mind blown you ve been doing it wrong your entire life Ever notice how you ve got a load of sauce left on your plate at the end and more often than not each forkful of spaghetti has a paltry amount of sauce on it That s because you re using the wrong pasta shape Fusilli s spiral is perfect for soaking up all the lovely sauce and meat in your beef ragù though many Italians swear by tagliatelle for bolognese as well as many other pasta sauces like pesto As far as perfect design for the tastiest food goes fusilli is a winner no matter how you slice it Baroque Architecture It would actually be pretty easy to write a top 10 of the most inspiration Italian architectural styles running the thousands of years from the Corinthian order to impressive modernist efforts like the Pirelli Tower But there s one original Italian style that has had a huge and broad influence the Baroque This dramatic style utilised and unified different design elements for striking effect and stayed the dominant style for about 150 years not bad going Italian Shoes OK this one has quite a lot to do with the generally superior quality of Italian leather and it s difficult to single out one design that encapsulates everything that makes Italian shoes so wonderful The craftsmanship and the materials all come together to create something truly special It s not just about looking good either it s centuries of tradition and skill that elevate this footwear above any other in the world no matter your style The Piano What we now like to think of as a piano was designed by a gentleman called Bartolomeo Cristofori at the end of the 17 th Century What he creates bears a striking similarity to the shape we most associate with a grand piano today though it s a lot smaller and a lot more compact And we don t just have the piano to thank Cristofori and his patron Ferdinando de Medici for if it hadn t have been invented the music of Mozart Beethoven and Haydn would have been very different indeed We ve also got the Italians to thank for the violin Batteries If you enjoy using your mobile phone car laptop and pretty much any other electronic device not hooked up to the mains you ve

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  • Saratoga Wine and Food Festival Concours d'Elegance | Italia Living
    New York City Set in a 2 400 acre park preserve the three day event draws an audience of close to 6 000 from Montreal to Northern New Jersey The goal of the Festival is to help raise funds for the Saratoga Performing Art s Center Children s Education Program Quickly becoming known as the most original and exciting Wine and Food Festival north of New York City Saratoga Wine Food Festival provides over 200 premiere wine and food exhibitors invitation only collector Italian luxury vehicles as well as one of a kind seminars The centerpiece of the Saratoga Wine Food Festival the Grand Tasting takes place under expansive elegant tents on SPAC s lawn and features hundreds of fine international wines delicacies prepared by the region s top chefs cooking demonstrations and connoisseur led wine seminars A live auction of luxuries provides opportunities to bid on rare wines couture fashion exotic travel original artwork and more The festival partners again with The Saratoga Automobile Museum to present a show of luxury collector cars at Saturday s Grand Tasting including invited classes of Shelby Cobra Alfa Romeo Porsche Lancia Maserati Ferrari Lamborghini Fiat Abarth and more What more could you

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  • Maserati Polo Saddle Designed to Celebrate 100-year Anniversary | Italia Living
    Argentinean brand synonymous with the sport of Polo The automaker has commissioned the polo brand to create a luxury polo saddle to mark the Maserati Centennial Polo Tour The design of this bespoke handmade saddle is undoubtedly inspired by Maserati car featuring the iconic blue black and silver color scheme of the brand s logo Shaped out of navy blue and black suede along with black full grain leather the saddle also boasts of the brand s logo embossed in silver leaf on the side All set to debut on June 15 at the Jerudong Park Trophy at Cirencester Park Polo Club in the UK the Maserati saddle promises to deliver smooth ride even while playing the sport of kings After visiting USA and China the Maserati Polo Tour will be heading to the UK followed by the United Arab Emirates The grand finale event will take place in Maserati s home country of Italy in 2015 Related Articles Maserati Masters Blending Italian Luxury with Sport Exclusive Private Window at the World Famous Palio The Italian Cultural Foundation Maserati Ghibli Car Raffle Maserati Brings Centennial to U S Cities 100th Anniversary Neiman Marcus Limited Edition Maserati Ghibli S Q4 Maserati

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  • Heidi Klum with Maserati for 2014 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue | Italia Living
    s partnerships with Italian menswear label Zegna Brands that manage to reach towering anniversaries often try to rejuvenate their image to appeal to new sets of consumers In an attempt to boost the North American launch of 2014 Ghibli Quattroporte and GranTurismo and marking its 100 years of history the luxury Italian automaker Maserati has issued a 7 page pictorial feature titled Beyond the Swimsuit in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 50th Anniversary issue The campaign is shot by Italian photographer Francesco Carrozzini and features scenes from a day in the life of famous women like the one starring in shoot Heidi Klum flaunts her glamorous avatar with a complementing Quattroporte Ermenegildo Zegna Limited Edition means real business with the Ghibli S Q4 and seeks adventure and thrill posing with the GranTurismo MC Trofeo Race Car Ghibli is the Italian automaker s first ever mid size four door sports sedan It packs a Ferrari built engine under the hood along with a 3 0 liter twin turbo V 6 that generates 345 horsepower The 2014 Maserati Ghibli starts at 66 900 Below see Maserati s first ever TV broadcast feature Strike introducing its new Ghibli to the American audience Watch as it walks out of the shadows quietly walks out of the dark and strikes For Maserati striking partnerships that facilitate its expansion efforts will be a primary goal this year Related Articles Maserati Masters Blending Italian Luxury with Sport The Italian Cultural Foundation Maserati Ghibli Car Raffle 100th Anniversary Neiman Marcus Limited Edition Maserati Ghibli S Q4 The Beauty of a Tuscan Region it s Wine and a Woman Maserati International Centennial Gathering Maserati Polo Saddle Designed to Celebrate 100 year Anniversary Maserati Announces Record Sales in North America Maserati to Build Alfieri Among Other Models Maserati Unveils Centennial Models

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  • Maserati Celebrates 100 Years | Italia Living
    its first car 2014 will be a year long celebration marking Maserati s Centennial a century of success lived to the full in the spirit of The Absolute Opposite of Ordinary Although the brand has changed hands of ownership over the years they have always had success with only a few misses But it wasn t until Fiat bought the brand in 1993 that it enjoyed a renaissance that it s still undergoing today thanks in no small part to serious financial investment and access to Ferrari Fiat and Alfa Romeo technologies The car that cemented Maserati s place in road car history was the original Quattroporte which in 1963 was the world s first four door luxury sports tourer The flagship Quattroporte and mid size Ghibli were also introduced in honor of the automakers hundredth year The iconic Italian sports and luxury car brand is planning a series of activities to celebrate its first 100 years across all of its major world markets which will culminate in the official Maserati gathering in Modena September 19 21 2014 Maserati s centenary celebrations officially begin with the release of an official Centennial book Maserati A Century of History Available on the Italia Living Amazon Store For more info visit www maserati100 com Related Articles LA Auto Show to Honor Alfa Romeo Maserati Masters Blending Italian Luxury with Sport The Italian Cultural Foundation Maserati Ghibli Car Raffle Maserati Brings Centennial to U S Cities 100th Anniversary Neiman Marcus Limited Edition Maserati Ghibli S Q4 Maserati International Centennial Gathering 4 2 Milllion One Off Ferrari F12 TRS Unveiled in Sicily Alfa Romeo Returns to the U S with new 4C Launch Edition Maserati Polo Saddle Designed to Celebrate 100 year Anniversary Maserati Announces Record Sales in North America Maserati to Build Alfieri Among

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  • GranCabrio Archives | Italia Living
    September 2015 By Italia Living Excellence Through Passion The hallmark of the Maserati brand Filed Under Auto Yacht Featured Tagged With Ghibli GranCabrio GranTurismo Maserati Quattroporte Maserati Unveils Centennial Models at 2014 New York Motor Show April 2014 By Italia Living Two models receive a host of special features and new color schemes Filed Under Auto Yacht Featured Tagged With GranCabrio GranTurismo Maserati New York Auto Show 2011 Maserati GranTurismo

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