The canals in Venice, Italy are swarming with boats, especially the floating city’s iconic gondolas. With the help of the computer graphics software Blender and After Effects, Raffo VFX eased congestion on the waterways by moving the skinny boats to the skies above, making Venice look like a scene out of The Fifth Element.
Chef Ferran Adrià’s brain-trust the elBullifoundation compiled this mouth-watering 416-page encyclopedia of images, menus, reference text, and the history of breakfast. Along the way, it compares the importance of the first meal of the day and how it differs around the globe.
Austrian Red Bull athlete and trial biker Tom Öhler takes a wild ride down the Piz Boé, a mountain in Italy that peaks at more than 10,000 feet. As he descends down the narrow and rocky trails, just inches stand between his custom mountain bike and the deadly drop-offs. Go behind the scenes of the shoot at 3:00.
How It’s Made takes us inside the factory for WEGA, makers of high-end commercial espresso machines. There, industrial machines transform sheets of steel into parts, then skilled workers assemble dozens of components, including a large copper and brass boiler that sits at the center of each machine.
We love the sleek, modern looks of this pocket knife from Italy’s Maserin and designer Alessandro “Bonus” Olivetto. It features lightweight anodized aluminum handles with wood, micarta, or G10 scales, and a 3.15″ straight edge sheepsfoot blade fabricated from satin-finish steel.
Urban explorers The Proper People, Broken Window Theory, and Tobi Urbex take us deep inside a defunct textile factory in Italy. Along the way, they encountered all manner of items just left to rot, from countless vintage computers, to company records, to numerous articles of clothing… and huge mounds of pigeon droppings.
YouTuber Arjen Hartsuiker has a love for building with LEGO, but he’s also into mountaineering. So he decided to combine his two passions, by taking a 7-hour climb in the Italian Alps to an altitude of about 8300 feet, where he set up a LEGO train set with one of the most epic views ever seen by its minifig passengers.
While we could only think of one particularly rude gesture before watching this clip of a charismatic tour guide Sergio Solazzo, it turns out that Italians have hand gestures for as many things as Indians have headshakes for. What’s the gesture for “turn your phone sideways”?