Saturday, March 28, 2020

LA FAVORITA SUITE Curzio looked like a movie star, he was a dandy, wore bespoke suits and shaved his legs, armpits and even the back of his hands. In Casa Malaparte he conceived a special room, separate from his, for his female lovers. His house is Capri was a sanctuary, open to the sea, surrounded by nature. The House That Curzio Built | Babyshark's Minority Report

Friday, March 27, 2020

'GET OUT OF SHOT, ULYSSES.' Jean-Luc Godard's film, Contempt (Le Mépris) parallels a tragic love between the screenwriter character in the film and his wife, played by Brigitte Bardot. As this film (1963) evokes the Homer's Odyssey, it draws on rich archetypes, smartly modernized. World and Time perspective | bhakti yoga cave

Thursday, March 26, 2020

200 TAKE-OUT RESTAURANTS In Pompeii some of the restaurants were of the ”fast food” variety, where a customer could eat in or purchase a meal ”to go.” Some were even designed in such a way that customers could obtain meals without leaving their wagons, the prototype of ”drive-through” service. Were There Drive-Throughs in Ancient Rome? | Truth or Fiction

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

TO RESTORE THE LAND ANTONIO LOVED The Mastroberardino family achieved this restorative transformation by replanting existing vineyards and purchasing the best land they could find to focus on revitalizing Campania’s three ancient varietals of Fiano, Greco, and Aglianico. Mastroberardino | Winebow

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

PROFOUNDLY SHOCKING YET GENTLY POIGNANT The city of Naples, Italy, is known for a great many things. The Kimbell Art Museum’s current exhibit, Flesh and Blood, aims a spotlight at the artists that this port city in Campania was able to attract during the Renaissance and the Baroque eras.  Neapolitans | Forth Worth Weekly

Monday, March 23, 2020

EDIT NAPOLI IS WAITING FOR YOU 'To give designers a platform to communicate their work on a larger scale. We wanted to make the fair in Napoli because it really is the cultural capital of the Mediterranean,' Dardi and Petruccelli say. ‘You have the crossover of so many cultures, but at the same time, you have the character of the south. They are so open, so incredibly welcoming in a very deep sense.’  New Naples fair shines light on independent designers | Wallpaper

Sunday, March 22, 2020

NEAPOLITAN CAROUSEL AT CAPODIMONTE The project - a multimedia installation on stage at the Museum - was made for the Room of Cradle. The word Carosello cames from the Neapolitan dialect. One of the most interesting parts of this work is the relation that we managed to create between the images and the spaces inside the Room, the connection between matter and sight. Insider: Stefano Gargiulo | Tips on Naples

Saturday, March 21, 2020

IN THE NAPLES OF FRANCESCO LETTIERI Ultras is the story of Angelo and Sandro friendship, of a faith and a love marked by the last few weeks of a football championship, and the inevitable meeting of both with their own destiny. Teaser Trailer For ‘Ultras’ – Coming To Netflix In March | The Hollywood News

Friday, March 20, 2020

THE TWICE-FLOWERING ROSES OF PAESTUM Fields of wonderful fragrant roses adorned the city of Paestum about two thousand years ago. The crops were used to obtain ointments and perfumes. Today, thanks to archaeobotanical studies, the paestana rose has returned to flourish in the archaeological area. The Roses of Paestum | Emiliano's Pompeii and Herculaneum archaeological tours

Thursday, March 19, 2020

MADONNA WATER The town’s Ferrata water, high in bicarbonate, contains traces of lithium and can treat depression. Saint Vincent Water, rich with sodium chloride can cure chronic diarrhea and dyspepsia. If you suffer from goiters, osteoporosis, renal infection or atrophic gastritis, then a visit to Castellammare’s Aqua della Madonna water fountain is in order. There's Something in the Water in Naples | Culinary Backstreets

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

CORAL COLLECTION Pietrasalata is an ancient rock immersed in the sea of Naples, it's the place where my diving adventures took place when I was a young boy. It's the powerful and maternal inspiration for my jewels. Although influenced by antique traditional subjects and expressions, Pirolo's jewels are the result of a modern concepts. Pietrasalata gioielli Napoli |

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

90018 - ALESSI Rather than the length of time taken to drink the coffee, Neapolitans are interested in the “conviviality” of the pausa (or break). It’s all about having a chat, smiling and relaxing. Company is not essential: you can also take a minute to unwind on your own. Naples’ coffee scene | Grimaldi Mare Nostrum Magazine

Monday, March 16, 2020

SPRING SEASON DELICACIES The production areas of the agricultural cooperative "La Misenate" are located in the province of Naples, namely in Frattamaggiore, Caivano, Acerra and Marigliano, and in some areas of the province of Caserta. Campania: green asparagus and purple greenhouse asparagus now available | Fresh Plaza

Sunday, March 15, 2020

BAROLO IS THE AGLIANICO OF THE NORTH Libero Rillo’s point was well taken at a recent Sannio Wine Consortium tasting event, where elegant Aglianico (“alli-yawn-nico”) and Falanghina, an ancient white varietal, brought the table of exquisite food pairings to life and beyond. U.S. could soon taste bounty of Benevento wines | Boston Herald

Saturday, March 14, 2020

A TALENTED MR. RIPLEY MOMENT Ischia Ponte, as this pleasantly askew little harbor town is called, stood in for Mongibello in both screen adaptations of Highsmith’s novel. (Alain Delon and Matt Damon prowled its narrow cobblestone lanes as Ripley in 1960 and 1999, respectively.) How to Do Ischia Ponte, Capri’s Lesser-Known Neighbor | Departures

Friday, March 13, 2020

THE AVELLINO ROCCHETTA-SANT'ANTONIO On October 27, 1895, the Wine Train was inaugurated. It was built to facilitate the wine trade in the Calore Valley and Taurasi benefitted from it. The town’s long winemaking tradition made it the natural home to the first experiment in the Campania Region of a public winegrowers’ cooperative. The wine railway: Antica Hirpinia | DoctorWine

Thursday, March 12, 2020

THE AUTOCHTHONOUS ONES Greco, Falanghina, Aglianico, Fiano, Biancollela, Coda di Volpe, Coda di Pecora, Casavecchia, Asprinio, Pallagrello Bianco, Pallagrello Nero, Piedirosso, Pepella, Tintore, Ginestra, Forastera, Caprettone are just some of the grapes associated with the Campania region. Campania Stories 2019: The Best Wines From The Preview Tasting | The Chosen Table

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

FAMILY TAILORING DYNASTY Fralbo is now spearheaded by two brothers, who are inherently driven by the art of shirtmaking which was all started by their grandmother Mrs Anna Barone. Handmade in Naples, their pale blue Egyptian cotton shirt bears all the profound hallmarks of fine shirting, including a spread collar, rounded single-button-cuffs and chevron-stitched mother-of-pearl buttons. Fralbo: Neapolitan shirtmakers of the highest order | The Rake

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

DRUNK WITH THE SUN Legendary directors including Roberto Rossellini and Federico Fellini adored filming here. From Capri to Ravello and beyond, the Amalfi Coast is home to some of the most iconic scenes shot in the last century. They are uplifting to watch in their own right and if you are planning a trip to the region, these films certainly set the tone! Amalfi Coast Movie List: 10 Movies to Watch | Sauced & Found

Monday, March 9, 2020

ECONOMICAL & CULTURAL CONTRIBUTION In Campania, Southern Italy, lies the Telesina Valley, abundant in native strains of wine grape, such as Falanghina grapes. It is Sannio’s natural abundance in grapes which led to the founding of the Sannio Wine Consortium in 1999. Sannio Wines, conceived of the DNA of Campania. | Arte Cibo

Sunday, March 8, 2020

HEAR THE PASTRY CRACKLE “You chose the riccia, proof of good Neapolitan blood,” she says with approval, passing the sfogliatella across the marble counter. My grandparents would bring over a string-tied box of them fresh from the Bronx. Finding Your Breakfast Home Halfway Across the World | Roads & Kingdoms

Saturday, March 7, 2020

LIFE BEGINS AFTER COFFEE Tip: Never order a cappuccino after lunchtime otherwise prepare for funny looks! (Italians believe that the milk doesn’t mix well with lunch and that is why they don’t have cappuccinos after 1:00!). 5 Cafes that you must try on the Amalfi Coast | Vegemite Spaghetti

Friday, March 6, 2020

A CLOSER LOOK Every piece of 'Il Disinganno' is carved out of marble, including the carefully crafted knots in the draping net wrapped around the large figure of a fisherman. According to the Sansevero Chapel Museum the net symbolizes sin, in order to emphasize the idea of liberation. 18th-Century Sculpture Has a Delicate Net Carved Out of a Single Block of Marble | My Modern Met

Thursday, March 5, 2020

PROBABLY THE BEST COFFEE IN ITALY COMES FROM NAPLES Neapolitan have .a variety of favourite places to partake in their daily ritual. But Gambrinus is that grand cafe from a bygone era still showing us that coffee is a multi sensory experience that should be enjoyed in glorious surroundings. Cafe Life on the Amalfi Coast | The Travel Cocktail

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

NOT TO INSTAGRAM IT Towering over a rocky outcrop connected to the main island of Ischia by a short causeway, Albergo Il Monastero’s melodramatic exterior belies its tranquil interior (blend of Mediterranean minimalism and bold contemporary artwork). Digital detox holidays | Condé Nast Traveller

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

HEROIC VITICULTURE In sparsely populated Furore, centuries-old cliffside terraces holding pergola-trained vineyards, lemon trees, olive groves and tiny family farms drop to the sea about 1,500 feet below. The vista is all blue sea and sky. Salty, breezy: Call it air-oir. Air-oir on the Amalfi Coast | Wine Spectator

Monday, March 2, 2020

THE HERCULANEUM VESUVIUS CARD The Card includes one entry to each of the following sites: Archaeological Park of Herculaneum, Virtual Archaeological Museum of Herculaneum, Villa Campolieto, Great Cone of Vesuvius. A Visitor's Guide to Herculaneum | Ancient History Encyclopedia

Sunday, March 1, 2020

VESUVIAN WINE PRODUCERS In the early part of this first millenia, Vesuvio was home to one of Italy’s largest wine production centers. Villa Augustea, found at the skirt of Mount Somma, was the meeting-place for pagan farmers. Today, the Vesuvio Wine Protection Consortium has almost 114 members, divided between winemakers, winemakers and bottlers. The Wine That Blew Up Pompeii: Ciro Giordano of Cantine Olivella | Grape Collective 



02012020 In the mountains surrounding Laceno, in the municipality of Bagnoli Irpino, lives at an altitude of one thousand, below ground, far from curious eyes and intrusive steps: the black truffle. Hunting for black gold | Trentaremi
02022020 The ancient name given to the neighborhood by the longobardians during a period of revolution (rivolta) between the local farmers and the feudal landowners. Fattoria La Rivolta is considered among the finest quality-minded estates in the Benevento area in the heart of the D.O.C Taburno of Campania. 2017 Fattoria La Rivolta Greco Taburno Sannio, Campania, Italy | The Wine Consultant
02032020 The best place to enjoy Campania’s fruity, acidic reds and complex, seafood-worthy whites is, of course, the region itself. With the hub of production located around 50 miles east of Naples: Avellino, Taurasi. The World’s Top 10 Wine Destinations for 2020 | VinePair
02042020 Petitto feels that the Campania region produces the best and most interesting wines. “Campania has a larger number of native grapes than any other region in Italy. The only region in Italy with a mixed terrain of both sedimentary and igneous soil – the sedimentary soil from the Apennine Mountains, and the igneous soil from Mt. Vesuvius." Montefalcione Winemaker to Visit Total Wine |
02052020 Ischia (pronounced: ‘Is-kyah) is a densely inhabited volcanic island in the Bay of Naples, on the mid-southwestern coast of Italy, some 30km from the Naples mainland. Scattered all over the island are more than 40 eruptive centers. Over 100 craters and vents have been traced. Volcano News, Discussions, Chat and more | Volcano Hotspot
02062020 Gets its name from that storybook island floating languidly in the Bay of Naples (CA-pri, with the accent on the first syllable). It is the height of simplicity: San Marzano tomatoes, fresh leaves of basil, and a bit of olive oil lightly sprinkled over slices of mozzarella di bufala (buffalo milk cheese). Food of Campania | Rick's Rome
02072020 An extraordinary gift to the city of Naples. Thanks to the support of a collector and a businessman, the Flemish artist has created a permanent installation of four sculptures inspired by Caravaggio’s masterpiece The Seven Works of Mercy. Jan Fabre’s coral sculptures for Pio Monte della Misericordia Chapel in Naples | Domus
02082020 “Thank god we only have the music and no longer the practice,” Bartoli says, returning to the subject of the castrati. In Naples, up to 4,000 boys were castrated each year to service church choirs, from which female voices were banned. Cecilia Bartoli on the sound of the castrati: 'There are these amazing moments where time stands still' |
02092020 Mezzatorre, Ischia, Italy - This old neo-Moorish castellated hotel has been transformed into the chicest haunt in Ischia. On the outside, balconies sprouting tulip-shaped Slim Aarons-inspired umbrellas look out over jungly garden and stone jetties made for sunbathing. Travel special: the 27 coolest places to stay (this year) | Magazine | The Times
02102020 Cenatiempo Vini d’Ischia operates on the site of an old Greek vineyard. During tours of its Kalimera plantation, the family-run organic winery provides guests with a selection of their wines (be sure to try the rosato and gran Tifeo bianco), accompanied by fresh food grown in their gardens. Ischia: Italy's Island Starlet | Virtuoso
02112020 The dark, black-ish soil contains over 230 minerals, notably potassium and phosphorus, which contribute to the resulting wines’ deep minerality and freshness, according to the Vesuvio Wine Consorzio, which oversees quality control. The nutrients have also protected the vines against destructive diseases and parasites. The Volcanic Wines of Vesuvio | The Epoch Times
02122020 When we think of the worst thing Mother Nature could do to us, we are likely to think of Vesuvius. Likewise, Pompeii, the hardest hit of the communities lying at the base of the volcano, is, for many people, the world’s most compelling archeological site. The Terror and the Fascination of Pompeii | The New Yorker
02132020 An eighteenth-century villa between Vesuvius and the Gulf of Naples, just a few steps from the archaeological excavations of Herculaneum: Villa Signorini Hotel & Events welcomes its guests in elegant style. In the large garden is the AFC member restaurant Le Nuvole. Gluten-free Travel: 7 Beautiful Hotels in Italy | La Cucina Italiana
02142020 Spend hours dipping in the infinity pool that appears to teeter into the horizon, or dine in Monastero Santa Rosa in-house restaurant where big Campania flavours are made with organic produce from the gardens. The 7 Most Romantic Getaways for Valentine’s Day | Prestige Online
02152020 Most of Irpinia’s dry and semi-dry white wines come from eight districts. Greco di Tufo grapes are the dominant grape variety (60 to 100 percent) in most of Irpinia’s dry white wine. South Italy's White Wines of Irpinia | ProWein
02162020 The ancient city of Herculaneum continue to produce spectacular finds. Join experts in the field as they share their latest research from the region including the discovery of rare wood and ivory objects, a "new" buried luxury villa. From the Ashes: New Discoveries from Herculaneum and the Bay of Naples | Getty
02172020 The 17-square-mile volcanic island of Ischia, known for its thermal spas, beaches and rustic cuisine, was a different world 60 years ago for Elena, the narrator of Elena Ferrante’s popular four-book series detailing the lifelong friendship of two women. Ischia, the setting for ‘My Brilliant Friend,’ is also a brilliant choice for a respite | Los Angeles Times
02182020 The first Italian Book&Bed, called Mooks, has opened on top of a bookstore in the Neapolitan quartier of Vomero. The project means to bring over to the Bel Paese the same Japanese concept, but with a Mediterranean twist. Naples has its first book hotel, where you can sleep in a suite surrounded by books | Lonely Planet
02192020 The domus, considered to be among the jewels of the ancient city, was discovered in 1933 with its second floor and decorations almost completely preserved. Restoration work inside Pompeii's House of Lovers – in pictures | The Guardian
02202020 I came for tomatoes - even though it wasn't tomato season.  You see, that is the beauty of these piennolo tomatoes from Vesuvius.  Though harvested in the summer, they are conserved in a special way - on braided twine - they can be consumed well into the spring. Country Rich - Officina Vesuviana, Somma Vesuviana (Na) | andiamotrips
02212020 Emerging from the Tyrrhenian Sea, the Aragonese Castle of Ischia stands magnificently as a veritable fort-city. The third generation of the Mattera family now calls the castle home, offering public access all year round and keeping the castle alive with cultural events. 10 of the Most Incredible Castles around the World | Architectural Digest India
02222020 It may be a little on the costly side, but with its potted palms, polished marble floors and black-and-white photographs of the glitterati who have stayed at the Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria, it’s worth the splurge for a taste of a bygone travel era. Base yourself in Sorrento to explore three of Italy's most romantic and starry islands | Daily Mail
02232020 The Alois winery is known for its straightforward wines. Similar to Gianna’s mission of preserving the integrity of the ingredients we use, Alois is loyal to preserving the identity of the fruit creating fresh wines that are pleasing to the palate. Italian winemaker teams up with Gianna for a special wine lunch | WGNO
02242020 On our way to the dazzling site, we stopped at Masseria Lupata, where Raffaele Barlotti produces the best mozzarella di bufala in town. The Masseria is in an atmospheric spot built in 1670 inside the ancient walls for the King of the Two Sicilies, just 10 meters from Porta Marina, the main gateway on the Paestum seaside. Cilento: Ancient, artisanal and authentic | L'Italoamericano
02252020 Prior to Real Madrid in El Clasico come Napoli, at the fortress that is the Stadio San Paolo - the house that Diego Maradona built and a ground they have never played at before in this competition. Leaving Barça in 1984, the Argentine World Cup winner is a deity to this day in Naples and there will be ubndeniably strong symbolism on show when captain Lionel Messi - his natural successor - takes to the pitch around 21.00 CET/15.00. ET. FC Barcelona Versus Napoli Champions League Preview: Barcelona Team News And Starting Lineup | Forbes
02262020 “Diego left an indelible mark on the history of this city — in terms of both soccer and beyond soccer. The player whose figurine Ferrigno sells the most these days is that of Cristiano Ronaldo. “There are a lot of Juventus fans around here,” Ferrigno said. Among current Napoli players, the best seller is Mertens, the crafty Belgium forward known locally as “Ciro” — the most popular of Neapolitan names. For Napoli Fans, the Team Is a Religion and Maradona Is God | The New York Times
02272020 Surrounding the Golfo di Napoli are ominous sights, smells, and sounds that show the impact of past volcanic events. Here you can see smoky, bubbly, and spitting activity amid a changing landscape pockmarked by numerous craters and thermal vents. How to Experience the Wonder and Fury of Italy’s Most Famous Volcanoes | Fodor's Travel
02282020 Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte hosted French President Emmanuel Macron during Italy-France Summit in Naples on a visit to symbolic places in the historic heart of Naples on Thursday. Italy: Conte hosts Macron in Naples for Italy-France |
02292020 The area contains several steaming fumaroles, craters and thermal springs. Thanks to the area’s volcanic soil, phylloxera grape pests have never affected the vines, which keep growing ungrafted. Spaghetti with clams and Campi Flegrei white is a match made in heaven. Unusual wines, part five: Campi Flegrei, Campania, Italy | imbibe

Saturday, February 29, 2020

MYTH AND WINE The area contains several steaming fumaroles, craters and thermal springs. Thanks to the area’s volcanic soil, phylloxera grape pests have never affected the vines, which keep growing ungrafted. Spaghetti with clams and Campi Flegrei white is a match made in heaven. Unusual wines, part five: Campi Flegrei, Campania, Italy | imbibe

Friday, February 28, 2020

BUSINESS AND TOURISM-AS-USUAL Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte hosted French President Emmanuel Macron during Italy-France Summit in Naples on a visit to symbolic places in the historic heart of Naples on Thursday. Italy: Conte hosts Macron in Naples for Italy-France |

Thursday, February 27, 2020

EUROPE'S VOLCANIC HOT SPOT Surrounding the Golfo di Napoli are ominous sights, smells, and sounds that show the impact of past volcanic events. Here you can see smoky, bubbly, and spitting activity amid a changing landscape pockmarked by numerous craters and thermal vents. How to Experience the Wonder and Fury of Italy’s Most Famous Volcanoes | Fodor's Travel