Thursday, June 21, 2018

SECRET STREET OF NAPLES We leave behind the streets invaded by tourists, have taken almost unknown streets, we entered in the most ancient buildings, we explored every corner, talking to the doormen, heard the stories. Secret Naples by Valeria Schettino & Roberta Marino | Fashion Grunge

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

DREAMING OF A SUMMER VACATION Music lovers should book flights to Europe for the the Ravello Festival (June 30–August 25) on Italy’s glorious Amalfi Coast. The Top 5 Destinations Design and Music Lovers Should Visit in July | Architectural Digest

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

GOURGEOUS COASTLINE The Amalfi Coast stretches across Southern Italy and there's no place in the world like it. The string of villages along the coast are unique in form. The most colorful spots on the Amalfi Coast will make your jaw drop and brighten up your Instagram feed. The Most Colorful Spots On The Amalfi Coast Will Make Your IG Feed Pop | Elite Daily

Monday, June 18, 2018

ITALIAN VACATION While the Amalfi Coast is known for luxe vacationers wearing expensive caftans and sipping rosé as they sit cliffside in a boutique hotel overlooking the Mediterranean not everyone can afford to live like Queen Bey! My husband an I are not rich by the stretch of anyone’s imagination so this gorgeous stretch of Southern Italy not only attracts its share of rich and famous, but it also attracts regular folk like myself. How to Travel to the Amalfi Coast | Passports & Grub

Sunday, June 17, 2018

BREAKFAST UNDER THE PERGOLA Named for its hilltop position overlooking Due Golfi, the two bays of Naples and Salerno, Sant’Agata is perfect for exploring the coast and hiking. Agriturismo Le Tore is an organic olive farm just outside the village that offers nine pretty rooms, with hand-painted stencils on whitewashed walls. From here, the famous Nastro Azzurro road twists and turns its way down the mountainside towards the shimmering sea below. Amalfi Coast, Italy | Packed Perfectly

Saturday, June 16, 2018

SPECIAL IMPORTED GOODS At the colourful wholesale market in the Hamburg Grossmarkthalle even the fresh lemons from Italy are real eye-catchers."About half a year ago, we really got started with these; we only have lemons from the Amalfi region in our range, instead of conventional varieties." Italian Amalfi Lemons on sale almost every year | Freshplaza

Friday, June 15, 2018

WEEKEND TRIPS TO NAPLES The tour’s description doesn’t promise much – a few castles and a primer on the city from Roman times to now. Don’t be fooled. Without entering into any museums or necessarily any famous churches, Fiorella not only gave us a great base with which to approach the city, she also left me with a long list of further things to see (and reasons to see them) to complete our weekend – and plan some return trips. Naples Italy: So Many Things To Do! |

Thursday, June 14, 2018

JUST LIKE IN THE MOVIES Leaving Naples, passing Mount Vesuvius (don’t worry, I will be back to climb you, for sure!) on the way to Rome airport…. goodbye Italy, it’s been an absolute pleasure. Will be back to see more of the South another time. Until then xxx Naples | Vegan Does 'Eat Pray Love'

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

ART HISTORY ABROAD Alongside studying the greatest masterpieces of Western civilisation, tutors will take students off the beaten track to unearth some of the secret wonders of Italy. While in Naples some time is spent studying Pompeii and climbing Mount Vesuvius. Spending at least 5 days in each city and up to 10 in some, students will delve beyond the realms of tourism, leaving with an in depth knowledge of Italy that will remain with them for life. 6-week Gap Year Course in Italy | Go Overseas

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

STAIRMASTER CITY Seriously, our wedding week was an absolute dream. Our villa was incredible! Whether you want to get married here or just want to travel with some friends, I cannot recommend Villa San Giacomo enough! Positano and Villa San Giacomo to die for! | Mode De Vie Fit

Monday, June 11, 2018

SANT'ANGELO D'ISCHIA At the heart of the village is the famous Piazzetta, which overlooks the beach and the marina and is home to shops and luxury boutiques, restaurants and bars, which in the evening are thronged with tourists. Whatever your choice for lunch or dinner, it is important to select a good wine. In Ischia there are many fine wines including Ischia Bianco DOC; Ischia Rosso DOC; Per’e Palummo; Piedirosso; Biancolella Ischia and Forastera. Sant'Angelo d'Ischia? Spas, good food and Ischia wines | Convivium

Sunday, June 10, 2018

FROM FATHER TO SON Great effort is made to ensure that the Estate wines produced by Pepe family are of the highest quality. Currently, Milena is honoured to continue the winemaking tradition established by her father Angelo Pepe, the founder of Tenuta Cavalier Pepe. She is constantly carving out her own niche, looking to the future while respecting the past. Wine Tasting Experience at Tenuta Cavalier Pepe | Inimitables

Saturday, June 9, 2018

WHEN TO GO Any time, any day and any month, Naples is amazing. From June through September, the temperatures are high and the sun is hot, so if you prefer milder climates, plan for the cooler months. Great times to visit include religious holidays, such as the September 19 Feast of San Gennaro, when the city crowds into the Cathedral. From Advent (December 2) to Ash Wednesday (February 14), the city is a carnival of celebrations. How To Have The Perfect Naples Day Trip | Forbes Travel Guide Stories

Friday, June 8, 2018

MUSIC TO MY EARS I was fortunate to catch a classical concert at Centro di Musica Antica Pietà de’ Turchini, a beautiful old building that was once a church. My ticket was less than ten euros, an excellent price for an amazing show. Visiting the transformed church is worth the trip alone. A Summer in Naples | Italics Magazine

Thursday, June 7, 2018

POSITANO IS LE SIRENUSE You don’t have to stay in one of the cheap hotels in Positano to have an affordable Amalfi Coast vacation. You can stay at Le Sirenuse for free. So Bertaut, with his savvy travel planning, did some research on how we could stay there without paying full price. You can travel like a millionaire even if you’re not one. How to Stay at Le Sirenuse (Best Boutique Hotel in Positano) for Free in a $1900 Suite | Worldtraveladventurers

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

VIEW FROM TORRE DELLO ZIRO It's here where the famous hiking trail of the Valle delle Ferriere starts. It is a hot summer day, around 35 degrees already, but I forget about the temperatures because I am enjoying the views to the fullest. I’m surrounded by nature, can see the ocean from up here and there’s nothing but the sounds of birds singing. A secret of the Amalfi Coast you need to discover | Campania Coast to Coast

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

STORY OF A WINE Sylvia Imperato is so passionate about her wines that it is infectious. Montevetrano is a little over 20 years old. It started as a whimsey: Sylvia is a professional photographer and some friends started a wine club in the 1980s and she fell in love with wine. She started making a wine that she served only to friends and they (and Robert Parker) encouraged her to make more. Campania Diary Day 2: The Sassicaia of the South | Wine Lovers Tours

Monday, June 4, 2018

GRAPES HARVESTED MANUALLY One of the most remarkable expressions of volcanic wine-growing is to be found on the Island of Ischia, right in front of Naples, where the vine planted terraces, perched on slopes overlooking the sea, assume a fairytale look. The wine to taste here, for its fresh citrusy notes, is Ischia Biancolella Tenuta Frassitelli di Casa D’Ambra. "Volcanic Effect" of Italian Wines | Fine Dining Lovers

Sunday, June 3, 2018

AH-L'YEE-AN-NEE-KOH This is an ancient grape whose origins are still buried in the recesses of antiquity. First cultivated in Greece, it was brought by Greek settlers to ancient Cumae in southern Italy around 800 BC. Its name is likely a corruption of the Latin term Vitis hellenica or “Greek vine.” Until the 15th century it was referred to as Ellenico - the local term for Greek. Aglianico: The World’s Oldest Cultivated Grape is Italy’s Unknown Wine Treasure| Huffington Post

Saturday, June 2, 2018

LOOKING THE SEA AND VESUVIUS As well as being placed at the heart of the Mediterranean, Stabia Main Port has a city-centre location, offering a 270-metre pier and a draft of nine metres. As for facilities, it has plenty, offering water and power banks customized for superyachts, a free wi-fi network and tennis court, gym, alongside modern city centre services. Inside Stabia Main Port: a superyacht hotspot |

Friday, June 1, 2018

COME TASTE CILENTO On the terrace of her hillside home in the coastal village of Pioppi, two hours south of Naples, A Casa di Delia, is reached by narrow stone steps through a garden. From vine-shaded tables, diners look out across the Tyrrhenian Sea, where windsurfers leave white trails in the sparkling blue water. Inspired by Italy's Delia: a food tour of Cilento, Campania | The Guardian

MAY 2018


05012018 Taurasi is a municipality in the Irpinia region. The soils here are calcareous and friable, prone to decay which gives rise to soils rich in minerals, mixed here and there with tuff and volcanic ash (the altitude of the vineyards, between 400 and 700 metres). The greatness of Taurasi wine is also down to the Aglianico variety. Taurasi, son of Aglianico: an ancient and versatile grape | Italian Wine Chronicle
05022018 Photography for a book about the food of gods, pizza. Pizze - Photographer: Tuukka Koski | Koski Syväri
05032018 Lunch is at Chez Black and I order spaghetti ai ricci di mare because they bring it in an dish shaped like a sea-urchin and I've always loved the spectacle it creates as the waiter lifts the cover. I practically drown myself in the fizzantino and am nursing a euphoric drunkenness when our group decides to take a boat out for the afternoon. Creative Writing: The Perfect Day in Italy | Questa Dolce Vita Lifestyle Blog
05042018 For the Cilento Ride and Cilento Journey you should be capable riders. The pace varies depending on the terrain but you should be confident at walk, trot and canter. Beginners can be accepted on the Campania Relaxed Ride. Italy - Cilento Ride | In The Saddle
05052018 The finest mozzarella being produced in the Campania region, the area surrounding Naples, the city and region are one of the best spots on earth to savor an authentic, fresh mozzarella, especially mozzarella di bufala, the finest mozzarella obtained from buffalo milk. Mozzarella, Sfogliatella, Tazzulella: three Neapolitan classics beyond pizza | Slow Italy
05062018 The most famous and important food product of the area, especially in the towns of Battipaglia, Eboli and Paestum is by far the Mozzarella di Bufala. The buffalo are treated well here... they even have self-service massage machines that the buffalo can go to whenever then need a little spa treatment. The Cilento: Beaches, Mountains, Grottoes and Ghost Towns - Part 1 | Grand Voyage Italy
05072018 Today, on the sun-kissed western shores of Italy, mermaids are once again stirring up trouble as two rival destinations battle it out to lure tourists with claims of being home to the mythological fishy creatures. In one corner is Naples, with a glittering gulf that stretches to the Sorrento Peninsula. In the other is Ventotene, a tiny volcanic isle far out in the Tyrrhenian Sea west of Naples. Italy's mermaid battle: Naples vs. Ventotene | CNN
05082018 This 10 year old festival celebrates Cilento's link to the sea, and the fishing communities of the local area. Fish and seafood is prepared, cooked and eaten around the harbour and there’s a packed timetable of entertainment over the course of the 3 days. Among the many delicacies to try one must not miss '' la Paranza fritta'' (frying of small fish) and the pasta with beans and mussels. Food festivals of the Cilento Park | ExpertoItaly
05092018 The Naples NinetyNine Foundation is a private non profit organization formed with the primary objective of contributing to the knowledge, to the promotion and enhancement of cultural heritage of Naples and Southern Italy, on the initiative of Maurizio Barracco and Mirella Stampa Barracco. Fondazione Napoli Novantanove | Google Arts & Culture
05102018 Head further south towards the more remote Cilento region, past the beaches at Castellabate and down to Pisciotta and Acciaroli. The Cilento National Park has a 100km long coastline dotted with waterfront restaurants and charming fishing villages that overlook Caribbean-style clear waters. Stay at the beachfront Hotel La Pineta in Acciaroli or at the Hotel Marulivo in the cliff top village of Pisciotta. Italy's top Blue Flag beaches | ExpertoItaly
05112018 We, and a crowd of about four, stand and stare … soaked in colour. From there old, narrow streets lead us out of the piazza and further into the town. It’s a hot midday but there’s shade and many of the tight, tiny streets funnel the wind. A trip to the hilltop town of Castellabate in Cilento, Italy | The Phraser
05122018 The southern Campania region (around Naples) ranked third, reaching 18 blue flag beaches thanks to three new locations included in the list. 368 beaches in Italy awarded Blue Flag in 2018 | China Xinhua News
05132018 Vesuvius has erupted several times since then and is still an active volcano only 5 kilometers from the metropolitan area of Naples with 3 million inhabitants. You can even visit a vineyard on the side of the mountain, taste wine and have a lovely lunch with some of the best tomato sauce you will ever taste due to the rich volcanic soil. The Wrath of Vesuvius | Kimberly's Karry On
05142018 From sunday, May 20, VitignoItalia 2018 will start, the XIV edition of the Italian Wine and Vine and Wine Territory, as usual, in the wonderful scenery of Castel dell’Ovo , in Naples. Three days, until Tuesday 22nd May , entirely dedicated to the nectar of Bacchus, with tastings, conferences and meetings. Naples will be capital of the Italian Wine for three days | Ritmo DiVino
05152018 When visiting the charming island of Ischia, consider Albergo della Regina Isabella your home base. Founded in 1956 by renown film maker (and eventual book producer), Angelo Rizzoli – he was enchanted by the island’s rolling, verdant terrain and fascinated with its restorative thermal waters. Visit This Hidden Gem Off Italy's Coast Before Everyone Else Does | Forbes
05162018 If you like the great outdoors and the uncommon destinations: Mount Vesuvius hike! A regular bus ride with EAV Bus will do the trick. The buses to Mount Vesuvius leave from Piazza Piedigrotta in Naples and reach the ancient active volcano after one hour and half. Why hiking Mount Vesuvius should be on your bucket list | Traveling Dany
05172018 A UNESCO World Heritage site dating back to 470 B.C., this part of Naples has many incredible attractions, including three enormous castles, a royal palace and more churches and cathedrals than you could ever imagine. The main street that divides the historic center is called Spaccanapoli or Via San Biagio dei librai. This is always a hub of activity, and from the main pedestrian zone you can wander among a string of narrow, winding streets which lead to churches, shops, and other historic buildings. Things to do in Naples, Italy | Mapping Megan
05182018 Picturesque landscape, delicious food and superb wine! One of the most anticipated events of the Italian culinary calendar returns to the Amalfi Coast this year as the Festa a Vico festival prepares to welcome thousands of tourists, gourmands and chefs to the sunny town of Vico Equense. Festa a Vico: The food festival that turns an entire Italian town into an open kitchen | The Week UK
05192018 Ischia is mostly a local’s escape dominated by cobblestone streets, farmland, winegrowers and fisherman. To spot the type of fishmongers HBO was on the lookout to cast, head to Ischia Ponte where fishing boats anchor and sell their daily catch directly to locals. Visit the Island of Ischia: The ‘Lesser-Known Capri’ HBO Is About to Make Famous | Observer
05202018 Ischia is a fantastic sailing spot in Spring and Autumn and sailing around the island is a really great experience. Entrance of Porto Ischia. The old city was initially built around this natural lake. In the Port of Ischia – the main town of the island – you’ll find the largest number of inhabitants and the largest number of hotels and facilities. Sailing to Ischia, Italy | Blog Aureus Yachts
05212018 A university course to train experts in wine and food, a key economic sector in southern Italy, is the objective of the University Federico II in Naples, which is starting a new three-year graduation course in the 2018-19 academic year in Mediterranean gastronomy science. The course will be held at the department of agriculture at the campus in Portici. University course on Med gastronomy in Naples | ANSAmed
05222018 Pork products are a regional specialty thanks to the indigenous Caserta pigs that have been raised there for millennia. According to the book, “Casertano pigs are an ancient and rare breed whose origin dates back at least to Pompeii and Herculaneum (based on paintings found at those sites).” A Recipe Road Trip Through Campania | Food & Wine
05232018 A great grape must have several features. These include an historical pedigree; the intrinsic qualities of the variety itself; the ability to produce wines that can age; and the ability to express differences of location or to transmit terroir. Aglianico in Campania | Decanter
05242018 Carlo Ancelotti has been named as the new Napoli boss. The legendary gaffer, who has managed the likes of Chelsea, Real Madrid and AC Milan, takes over from Maurizio Sarri, who was axed just hours earlier. Napoli confirm Carlo Ancelotti as new boss just hours after sacking Maurizio Sarri | The Sun
05252018 Neapolitan creativity is the outcome of tradition, history, but it is also a sign of the contemporaneity of thoughts, cultures and talents in the Mediterranean. And this sums up the essence of Italy's presence at Expo Dubai. These past few days the Festival delle Luci in Naples joyously connects many squares of the city, the same spontaneous connection we will create between Expo cities. Naples and Florence - art cities for Expo Dubai | ANSAmed
05262018 The best hotels & places in Naples. What is the best area to stay. Best Places to Stay Naples Italy | Google
05272018 My grandfather’s family had a pasta factory right outside of Naples. Setaro is one of those companies that’s still family run and still in that same exact building. It’s phenomenal. They don’t have modern machines — it’s cut with bronze cutters — so they can’t make as much; the texture, the flavor, the size, the shapes, they’re all very unique. Where Giada De Laurentiis Loves to Go in Italy | The New York Times
05282018 We went to Sorrento by rail from Rome, switching to a local, suburban train in Naples.  And then of course there is the sea, which, like true Brits, we couldn’t resist swimming in, taking the bus a few miles south of Sorrento, where the locals thought we were mad. Best family holidays: Why Italy is the place to go with the kids | The Independent
05292018 Lacco Ameno (this Ischia harbour is only suitable in calm weather). In Lacco Ameno, you’ll find the largest spa resort of the island. For some time ashore I advise you to visit the elegant Villa Arbusto with its park and its “Museo Archeologico di Pithecusae”. Sailing To Ischia, Italy | Aureus Yachts
05302018  If you’re keen to sample a typical Italian seaside holiday but not so hot for the mainland crowds then Ischia might be the summer destination for you. A favourite haunt of Angela Merkel, Ischia nestled in the Bay of Naples has been welcoming famous names and Italian holidaymakers for decades with its purifying hot springs, gorgeous scenery and quaint villages. Where to go this summer: 5 alternative destinations | YM Liverpool
05312018 “We are not interested in quantity, but in quality” Antonio Caggiano tells us. “Micro per macro. One must read how much work, suffering and love are in a glass of wine”. Taurasi Vigna Macchia dei Goti | Marc de Grazia Selections

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

APRIL 2018


04012018 One of the most beautiful places in Italy, but it hasn't sacrificed its local culture to the giant tour busses. The only American who seems to have visited is Vice President Joe Biden who vacationed in Santa Maria Castellabate in June 2011. He and his wife Jill stayed right on the beach at the elegant, but unpretentious, Palazzo Belmonte. Both professed foodies, they loved the local dishes, especially a plate of homemade ravioli. Castellabate: Italy's Most Beautiful Village | Feast on History
04022018 Capri was our destination which people kept telling me was famous for Gracie Fields living there. I was however  more interested in Swedish-born physician Axel Munthe; born 1857 and died  1949, author of the book ‘The Story of San Michele’ published in 1926 and a best seller in numerous languages, reprinted constantly over the years. Over The Sea to Capri … And The Villa San Michele | Images Publishing
04032018 Being largely washed by the Tyrrhenian sea, many leisure tourism destinations were developed over the years in Campania, such as Capri, Ischia, Procida, Amalfi, Positano and Sorrento; besides Naples, which is the regional capital. HVS In Focus: Capri Island, Italy | Hospitality Net
04042018 Its ash and pumice form the soils in Irpinia, 30 miles away. Bottle to try: 2009 Mastroberardino Naturalis Historia Taurasi comes from a top wine estate making several fine reds from aglianico grapes; this dark, intense, mineral-inflected example from 40-year-old vines is concentrated and deep. Boom: Rare volcanic wines are getting poured around the globe | The Malay Mail
04052018 Flights are available from New York to Naples, Italy for as little as the high-$300s. This price is so good that it might be worth booking a connection to New York so that you can take advantage. This incredible flight deal to Italy is going fast — book now to save hundreds or you'll miss out | Business Insider
04062018 Planning a trip to the Amalfi Coast and flying into the Naples Airport? Then I have some good news for you! There’s a new bus service that goes direct from the Naples Capodichino Airport to multiple destinations on the Amalfi Coast. New Bus Service from Naples Airport to the Amalfi Coast | Ciao Amalfi
04072018 It is best to arrange a private transfer from Naples to the Amalfi Coast in advance. When you are travelling in groups larger than four, it is also often cheaper to travel by private transfer. Reserve cars and vans ahead of time with drivers who speak English and are knowledgable about the region. How to Get to the Amalfi Coast (and not go completely crazy...) | Sauced & Found
04082018 LaRaia aims to use ingredients that many Americans have never heard of or tried, like Colatura di Alici, an anchovy sauce native to the Amalfi Coast. "It's an expensive ingredient, but you only need to use a tiny bit of it," she says, noting that that's how it's used in Italy. The biggest things Americans get wrong about Italian food, according to a chef | INSIDER
04092018 Join Aum Lotus Tribe for an unforgettable and transformational yoga retreat into an oasis of peace, situated right in the heart of nature on one of the world’s most stunning and beautiful coastlines. Retreat for a week of relaxation and wellbeing in Positano’s unspoiled natural surroundings. 7 Days Oasis of Peace Yoga Retreat Amalfi Coast, Italy |
04102018 When I asked my family how they would describe Il San Pietro Hotel, these were their answers: “totally over the top,” “stunning,” “views to die for,” and “heavenly.” I think I can safely say that this is the most spectacular place we’ve ever stayed in (and I‘ve loved so many of the places we’ve stayed in over the years while traveling). Travel Diary: Positano | I Believe in Pink
04112018 The Irpinia district of Avellino has three DOCG appellations named for its respective commune - Taurasi, Fiano di Avellino, and Greco di Tufo. There are also 14 protected designations of origin, DOCs. There are also 14 protected designations of origin, DOCs. The Wines of Avellino in Campania | Chigazola Merchants
04122018 Fiano wines are fairly weighty with aromas and flavours of honey and spice. From a good vintage, Fiano di Avellino has potential to age beautifully in bottle, developing complex nutty and spicy notes. Italy's New Noble Grape - Aglianico | Caro's Wines Blog
04132018 Located in the Campania region, the Lonardo family farms five hectares of vines with organic methods, particularly Aglianico in Irpinia’s Taurasi zone. Vineyards are planted at an elevation of 1300 feet on volcanic slopes, which are typical of the zone. Contrade di Taurasi, Villa Dora Winery & La Sibilla | Celebrations Wine Club
04142018 Neapolitan pizza, San Marzano tomatoes, Mozzarella di bufala and espresso ... just a few of the delicious reasons that make it impossible not to fall in love with Southern Italian food, which has attracted such an ardent following worldwide. Naples and the Amalfi Coast in 50 Iconic Recipes | Fine Dining Lovers
04152018 Famed for its fresh, local Mediterranean dishes, Belvedere Restaurant offers diners an unforgettable experience. Chef Mimmo di Raffaeli takes guests on a tantalizing journey of discovery where traditional Italian specialties inspire innovative dishes. 5 Restaurants Worth Traveling For | Luxury Travel Magazine
04162018 At the heart of Avellino is an ancient district known as Irpinia, one of the most fertile wine-growing regions in Italy, which some say is a wine paradise back to the ancient Greeks. Irpinia in Campania – Italy's Next Hot Spot? |  Never Stop Traveling
04172018 Your place in the sun, and shade: one of the bathing spots along the rocky shoreline of the Amalfi Coast. Siren Song: How Italy's Amalfi Coast seduced the world | The Telegraph
04182018 While in Naples during their trip to Italy, an overconfident Jordan Schlansky mansplained to a rather manic Conan O’Brien the proper way to order an espresso, particularly how ask for it, his erroneous reason why people stand while drinking espresso and the perfect amount of ingredients to make a proper espresso. Jordan Schlansky Mansplains How to Order an Espresso to a Caffeinated Conan in Naples, Italy | Laughing Squid
04192018 Fabio Petani has just sent in some flicks of his work for 7th mural of Parco dei Murales project in Naples. Mural named “O Sciore Cchiù Felice” (also a name of a suggestive song by the Almamegretta ska/rap/dub/world/reggae group from Naples) is dedicated to the worth and knowledge of the local areas and was inspired by the work of Mr. Aldo Merola, the botanist who was one of the most relevant directors of the Royal Botanical Garden in Naples. “O Sciore Cchiù Felice” by Fabio Petani in Naples, Italy |
04202018 There was a city in Italy, the ill-famed Baiae, where the rich built luxurious mansions for indulging in wild wine parties and top-class hedonism. 1700-year-old city of sin Baiae discovered under deep sea waters surrounding Gulf of Naples | HappyTrips
04212018 Archaeologists have already identified an open area that they believe was a garden whose function will be better investigated through palaeobotanical analysis. The south-eastern corner of the 'garden' has already revealed several amphorae, whose type and contents are now being studied. New Pompeii excavations a revelation |
04222018 The place where wine processing and tasting still takes place is a typical example of Ischia’s architectural tradition. In this green tuff cave we still find, unchanged, the old rooms and tools for the production of wine: the millstone, the store-room, the so-called “pietra torcia” (the most ancient pressing system) and the basin for the collection of rainwater. The hotel wine cellar: since 1823 vintage wines and ancient tastes of Ischia | Hotel Il Gattopardo Terme
04232018 One of the first medical spas in Europe, the Capri Beauty Farm is renowned for its 'Leg School' treatment. Synonymous with improving circulation, lymphatic drainage and reducing water retention; all of which contribute towards the dreaded cellulite. Capri Palace – the spa and foodie dream destination | HELLO!
04242018 Italian national holidays include April 25, Liberation Day, marking the end of WWII; May 1, International Labor Day; and June 2, Republic Day. From June to September, the towns of the Amalfi Coast celebrate their patron saints with festivals that include processions, parades, music and fireworks. Exploring the Amalfi Coast in 2018: Where to go, what to see, where to stay | Luxury Travel Magazine
04252018 Archeologists in Pompeii have discovered the skeleton of a child who tried in vain to hide from the cataclysmic eruption of Mt Vesuvius nearly 2,000 years ago. The child, believed to be seven or eight years old, apparently took refuge in a public baths complex after the volcano erupted and started spewing ash and pumice into the air. Skeleton of child trying to shelter from Vesuvius eruption uncovered in Pompeii | The Telegraph
04262018 Our guide was a Vesuvius expert who’d been working on the volcano for 15 years, and as we headed up over stacks of rock and high above the people on the path below, he pointed out signs of the monitoring that goes on to keep the residents of the Bay of Naples safe. Inside the volcano: Climbing Vesuvius' crater | On the Luce travel blog
04272018 Positano in Italy has won as the most hash tagged beach on Instagram. This stunning Italian pebble beach is next to a cliff side village made up of multi-coloured houses – and you can instantly see why it’s an Instagram winner. Europe’s most Instagrammed beaches | The Sun
04282018 The famous Glass Bottomed Boat “Cymba” of which so many have enquired, sails from Baia Port (Sat and Sun only). It looks fantastic with seating options of deck or inside the glass hull (life jackets provided). Bay of Naples – New Hotels, TWO Glass Bottomed Boats and a new Site – Pausylipon (Seiano Grotto)! | HelleneTravel
04292018 Let’s get a little adventurous this week. Trust me on this one. One sip and you’ll be hooked. I discovered the falanghina grape while in Italy visiting my family’s olive oil business in the Campania region. Falanghina (pronounced fal-un-GEE-nuh) is my favorite white varietal. Pulse Drinking: White wine lovers need to experience Terredora Dipaolo Falanghina |
04302018 Falanghina has been one of Italy’s biggest wine success stories of the last 30 years. It is yet another of the almost countless examples of once-forgotten native grapes that had approached extinction in the ‘70s and are now instead the source of highly popular wines that are sold everywhere in Italy and abroad. In this case, credit must go to Leonardo Mustilli for having brought Falanghina back to the public’s attention. The Wines of Campania: Getting Better and Better | Vinous                                                                                                             

Sunday, April 1, 2018

MARCH 2018


03012018 The Republic of Amalfi, one of the most powerful sea republics in the Middle Ages, was one of the first places on the Italian peninsula to come into contact with papermaking, and with the Canneto River bubbling down the mountain slopes right through town to the sea and the bustling port ready to export goods, a thriving paper-making industry was quickly established there in the first half of the 12th century. Italy's Handcrafted Paper | Concierge in Umbria
03022018 We're staying in Hotel Santa Caterina, in Amalfi itself , which bags the best spot on the coast. Boasting sweeping views of the Bay of Salerno, its elegant, antique-filled interiors and lush gardens dotted with orange, lemon and lime trees and fragrant bougainvillea, are the epitome of old-school glamour. Italy: Vintage Italy is a teen’s dream | Daily Express
03032018 If you are running out of time and you have to select one city to visit, put Agropoli on your list. Agropoli is the largest town of Cilento and its main harbour. The beautiful region of Cilento in Italy |
03042018 The queen loved the version that had tomato, basil and mozzarella cheese — and just happened to match the colors of the Italian flag. So much so, Esposito named the pizza after her. (You can still get pizza Margherita today at the pizzeria in Naples where it was created, which is now called Pizzeria Brandi.) 5 Things You Didn't Know About Pizza | HowStuffWorks
03052018 There is fierce competition for the title of Naples' best pizza. Antica Pizzeria Port’Alba is widely believed to be the oldest pizzeria in world, opening its doors to the public in 1830. The sliced vine tomatoes on this pizza are roasted to perfection and the colours look absolutely fantastic. Fifth generation owner and maestro pizzaiolo Vincenzo Luciano has done an excellent job preserving the quality of this long lasting family business. National Pizza Day 2018: Instagram's most mouthwatering Neapolitan pizzas | TV Three Ireland
03062018 The exhibition serves as a paean to Naples, celebrating contrasting Neapolitan themes of death and rebirth, decadence and despair. Whether every show will offer such an insightful take on its surroundings remains to be seen, but the gallery space is worth a visit nonetheless: it’s in a stunning Liberty-style building above the seafront, and from the glass veranda, visitors can look out across the glittering bay to Capri and beyond. The local’s guide to Naples’ art scene: 10 top tips | The Guardian
03072018 Jacqueline DiBiasie Sammons serves as the Field Director for the Ancient Graffiti Project, a digital resource that is working to increase public access to graffiti from Pompeii and Herculaneum. Help Build a Database of Ancient Graffiti from Pompeii and Herculaneum | Hyperallergic
03082018 You will have the chance to tour the galleries of the wonderful Naples Museum, walk the streets of Herculaneum, and explore the beautiful villas and saltwater baths of Baiae to see for yourself how Rome’s senators, gladiators, slaves and citizens lived 2,000 years ago. Get to know the REAL Romans: Introducing the ultimate Italy holiday with Prof Michael Scott | Woman&Home
03092018 It’s Sunday evening in Santa Maria di Castellabate and along the pedestrianised Corso Matarazzo families are showing off babies while they chat with neighbours. Old men sit outside gelato parlours, licking impossibly elaborate ice creams, and Eighties pop music blasts from shop doorways. Discover the seaside town the Italians keep to themselves | The Times
03102018 The hilltown of Trentinara it's worth a visit for two reasons... First, it has the best views of the mountains and the Gulf of Salerno. Second, it's the home of the newest zip-line in the region: The Cilento in Volo. The Cilento: Beaches, Mountains, Grottoes and Ghost Towns |
03112018 Irpinia is the new Tuscany for wine tours complete with gorgeous views, green, lush mountains and spectacular DOCG wine. The food is local, authentic. July is hot in Southern Italy, but not in Irpinia which enjoys much cooler, drier summers due to the high elevation. Discover Irpinia Food & Wine Tour | Feast on History
03122018 In the middle of the insanely picturesque Cilento National Park. Located between the towns of Paestum, Stio and Giungano San Salvatore's land has become a space where a community has been built on the strength of wines that are both a love letter to the land and a culmination of over 2,000 years of viticultural evolution. Why You Should Drink San Salvatore Wine Right Now | Wine for the 99
03132018 Daniela treated me to these Campania-style cavatelli dressed with tomato and wild herbs. This dish and the entire meal at Pietro alone would have been worth the journey. And note to Italian wine connoisseurs: a deep-reaching cellar brimming with older vintages of Taurasi, including the 1998 Terredora that I enjoyed thoroughly. The wilds of Irpinia and Daniela Mastroberardino’s extraordinary wines (Terredora’s is a story yet to be told) | Do Bianchi
03142018 Our lunch at Nonna Pina, a country house in the town of Bagnoli Irpino, consisted of products grown just below the terrace where we dined. The rest of the meal, including the salami, cheeses, wine, truffles and wheat for the pasta, originates within a kilometer of our table. Irpinia in Campania - Italy's Next Hot Spot | never stop traveling
03152018 Last weekend in Ischia, I had a chance to bump into Chef Pasquale Palamaro of Indaco Restaurant. Eccolo! There he is! In the midst of his mini brigade. Work on his dish Cannellone napoletano dripping – Neapolitan cannelloni dripping style. Fantastic First - Neapolitan Cannelloni, Chef Pasquale Palamaro, Indaco Restaurant, Ischia (Na) | andiamotrips
03162018 Vietri sul Mare coast. This was a lovely city where you can see a lot of ceramics (which is famous for) in all rainbow colors and above. just splendid. Travel: Heading south – Amalfi coast  | MissAthletique
03172018 Andrea Pansa is a beautiful pastry shop in the center of the Town of Amalfi. We dropped in to try a famous regional type of Sfogliatelle called Sfogliatelle Santa Rosa. Said to have originated in a convent, this version is unlike traditional Sfogliatelle in that it is filled with Cream rather than Ricotta, and includes Cherries. Look at it on the bottom left - delicious and majestic! Also try Delizie al Limone - another stellar sweet of the region that includes light sponge cake that is filled with Lemon Custard. When in Rome - Culinary Recap: The Eternal City & Beyond | Neurotic Kitchen
03182018 Whenever someone says “Italian Beach”, I’m sure that the first image that pops into their head is of the beautiful Amalfi Coast just south of Naples in Italy. Imagine deep blue water, melting gelato, scooters zooming around the hillsides, the freshest seafood anywhere and scents of lemon wafting down from the hills above. Amalfi Coast Honeymoon | Snippet & Ink
03192018 We walked back down and hiked the other side of Valle delle Ferriere. This time, we stopped at the abandoned mill for X to grab some shots before heading back. After the hikes, I felt that we deserved a treat and so we went to grab some ice cream! All the flavours are hidden inside the containers, which is very different from other gelaterias which like to “show-off” the flavours they have. Amalfi - Day 5 in Naples and Amalfi Coast, Italy | Foodie Baker
03202018 This 5 star hotel is located on the island of Ischia. The main tower houses a lobby, spa and some of the rooms overlook the blue sea. The other 50 rooms are spread out in a series of buildings on the grounds surrounded by woods.  There is a private beach which is only used by the guests of the hotel. Hotel Highlights! MezzaTorre Resort and Spa in Ischia | Gourmet Getaways
03212018 “I believe that Naples Airport, the city and the region it serves are finally seeing the traffic volumes and the touristic flows they deserve,” enthuses Armando Brunini, CEO Naples International Airport. “We had an unexploited potential and we triggered growth with a well thought out and convincing marketing proposition to airlines.” Naples Airport – the fastest growing airport in Italy | ACI EUROPE Airport Business
03222018 The composer Sir William Walton and his wife, Susana, were lucky to secure the advice of the illustrious garden designer Russell Page. Where Page was cool, thoughtful, orderly and practical, Susana was energetic and brimming with ideas. His calm professionalism balanced and overlaid with her effervescent style has produced, gradually over many years, one of the great gardens of the world. Giardini La Mortella: A lost world of near-tropical beauty tucked away on an Italian isle | Country Life
03232018 It was an extremely windy drive along the Amalfi Coast. We hired a taxi driver for the afternoon, who was kind enough to be our tour guide and show us all the best view points and beaches along the way. Amalfi & Ravello | Egg Canvas
03242018 A recent study, published in the scientific journal International Psychogeriatrics, suggests exceptional longevity can be achieved through a combination of positive attitude, resilience to overcome adversity, and close ties to a personal purpose like family or religion. The study was conducted in nine villages in the Cilento region of southern Italy. Research suggests positive attitude may be secret to long life | CBC/Radio-Canada
03252018 The first voyage begins on June 14 with stops in Italy, France, and Spain. Guests will be able to visit Salerno, on Italy's Amalfi Coast. This New Disney Cruise From Rome Will Be the Most Magical Way to See Italy | Travel + Leisure
03262018 Cantina Del Taburno is a consortium of grape growers located on the slopes of Mount Taburno, in the province of Benevento in Campania, southern Italy. Since 1999 winemaking has been under the direction of Professor Luigi Moio of the University of Naples. Taburno Falanghina Del Sannio DOP 2014 | cara rutherford
03272018 A photographic exhibition dedicated to the eighteenth-century masterpiece by Giuseppe Sanmartino. Nino Migliori brings his "Lumen" project on vision to Naples: consists in photographing sculptural works using candlelight as the sole light source. Lumen | Cristo Velato | Museo Cappella Sansevero
03282018 Archaeologists have discovered what they believe could be the remains of Naples' first port in the waters by the Castel dell'Ovo. A team of divers found four tunnels about ten metres below the surface, which they believe could have been used to moor ships some 25 centuries ago, when the water level was lower. Remains of ancient port discovered under Naples seafront | The Local
03292018 Roscigno Vecchia is an example of a 19th century rural town developed around a central square and a church unmodified by modern architectural or infrastructural changes. Now open for tourism, the ghost town was declared an eco museum in the early 21st century. Cilento National Park’s most interesting villages |
03302018 Mountain Biking in Cilento is a selection of more than 50 routes for those who want to cycle all year long will bring you from the seaside to the mountain ridges of the amazing National Park of Cilento, Vallo di Diano and Alburni. A rugged, unspoilt landscape, with breath-taking views. Mountain Biking In Cilento | Versante Sud
03312018 The Convento stands on the upper floor of a 10th century Byzantine Monastery (the Badia di Santa Maria Olearia, now owned by Italy’s Ministry of Culture) which is itself built into a natural grotto. Acting as a shelter, the grotto provides some of the open areas and terraces from which to enjoy the simply breathtaking views of the Amalfi Coast and Ravello. Il Convento Bizantino XI |

Thursday, March 1, 2018



02012018 The new choreography by Gabriella Stazio for the Company Movimento Danza of Naples. Swinging between fortuity and definition, freedom and patterns, contact and contrast. The experimentation of the space as the place where movement takes place. As the place of the relations. As the place where to be oneself. Inside and outside. Place is the Space – Live! | Movimento Danza
02022018 The 11th century Villa Cimbrone at Ravello stands on a rocky outcrop and is famous for its belvedere known as Terrazza dell’Infinito (Terrace of Infinity). The 15-acre botanical gardens, dating to the Middle Ages, were redesigned at the start of the 20th century and became one of the most important examples of English landscape design and botanic culture in Southern Europe. The Essential Guide to Ravello, Italy | Select Italy
02032018 The volcanic island of Ischia makes a dramatic backdrop for this singing holiday, which offers the chance to sing with a local choir as well as have daily lessons. A visit to the music venue of La Mortella is included, along with the opportunity to try out your voice at the island’s subtropical gardens and the impressive Torre di Michelangelo. A cooking lesson and wine-tasting afternoon offer the chance to give your voice a break. The best language courses, writers’ retreats and garden tours in Italy for 2018 | The Times
02042018 Some of the villas – such as the stunning Viale Pasitea, with a beautiful terrace over the sea – will comfortably sleep 12 people. After an active day working up a sweat on those trails, it is the perfect retreat. And, of course, that terrace on which to sip your well-earned Aperol spritz. Running away: the paths of the gods on the Amalfi coast | The Guardian
02052018 Blu is one of the ten best street artists in circulation according to The Guardian. On the wall of the Ex-OPG Je so’ Pazzo (An ex-Psychiatric Hospital, now Social Centre) the artist wants to show the horror of the imprisonment, painting  a sort of anthropomorphous monster. He also used a window for the open mouth of the screaming monster, to express fully his message. 7 great pieces of Street Art in Naples | Visit Naples
02062018 Cisco has inaugurated its latest networking academy and innovation hub in Naples. The academy located at University of Federico II will aim to foster digital competencies, accelerate employment opportunities for young people and contribute to the growth of the local economy. Cisco launches Naples networking academy and innovation hub | Telecompaper
02072018 Attilio is a historical pizzeria in the center of Naples, in the Piazza Carità area, a district where the folklore of Naples lives. A characteristic eatery, a fragrant pizza, above all the classic pizza Margherita, or the Carnevale, a sun-shaped pizza stuffed with ricotta cheese, as well as the pizzas with sausage, fiordilatte cheese and tomato sauce, or provolone cheese and walnuts from Sorrento. 10 pizzas to try in Naples | Convivium
02082018 In the heart of Sorrento a spa nestled in the tufa stone in a charming and relaxed ambience. In the center of the spa you will find the Pool Relax with hot water and saline Jacuzzi, around which revolve all the other elements dedicated to the wellness spa: the Sauna, the Turkish bath, cold showers, the shower bucket and the Cave of Ice, the Kneipp, the emotional showers, relax room with Tisaneria service. SPA Ulysse - Beauty & Wellness | Enjoy the Coast
02092018 The Tuscany, Italian Riviera and Lake Como tour is the best of northern Italy and the Matera, Amalfi Coast and Capri tour is the best of southern Italy. Experience Italy with an insider's knowledge | Noosa News
02102018 Although a lot of the businesses close in the middle of the day, there are some really quirky stores, patisseries, coffee shops and gelaterias. Even just getting lost in the little alley ways and marveling at the colorful architecture is an adventure. Visiting Procida Island: A Suggested Itinerary | High Heels & A Backpack
02112018 Da Paolino is a beautiful italian restaurant set in a lemon grove. It is incredibly hard to get a reservation at. This restaurant in Capri is gorgeous, with great food and run by a lovely family. Capri + Positano Travel Guide | boss and the city
02122018 I did go to Naples. It was a heavenly place for my shoot and a tremendous landmark for my project. Walking in the narrow streets under the crumbling balconies of old colorful buildings, keeping my head up and my camera always ‘on’, was an amazing visual experience. I couldn’t keep my head down, not for a minute, not to miss any shooting opportunity but to keep following the cloth-lines as they ran from one balcony to another. The Hanging Stories of Naples | Sivan Askayo Photography
02132018 Surrounded by the dazzling azure blue sea and rugged cliffs, the beautiful Hotel Delfino sits on the cliff side overlooking the island of Capri and the Gulf of Naples. Its picturesque views can be admired from the roof top terrace where guests can sip a cocktail or two. Hotel Delfino is the perfect escape for a peaceful break with all the modern comforts. Naples: An Italian Masterpiece | & Jet2holidays
02142018 We visited the island of Capri, which is a just a short boat ride from Positano. While the tiny island is packed with day trippers by day, in the evening it is quiet, peaceful, beautiful. For even more nighttime solitude we stayed in Anacapri, away from the party scene in the main town. In just a couple of days we got a good feel for the island by taking the bus and walking all over! Remembering Capri with a Plate of Spaghetti | Lemons and Anchovies
02152018 Prepare for a thrilling drive along one of the most jaw-droppingly romantic coastal routes to the beautiful town of Amalfi 50km away, situated on the Sorrento Peninsula, it lies in a deep ravine surrounded by dramatic cliffs and magnificent coastal scenery. Historic and stylish this small ancient town is easily discovered on foot. It is the main town on the coast with many shops, restaurants, and cafes. It has a small pebbly beach. Spectacular Sorrento |
02162018 ‘Go to Ischia instead and stay at Mezzatorre,’ so I did. “You read by the sea, have a great seafood lunch at the hotel, then hop a cab into town for sunset and a fantastic dinner.” Here’s how Williams masters the art of doing (almost) nothing. What to Do on Ischia, the Quiet Italian Island Made Famous by Elena Ferrante | Condé Nast Traveler
02172018 The islands of southern Italy are famous for their idyllic surroundings and relaxed atmosphere. Capri is by far the best known of the bunch, but my vote goes for its larger sibling Ischia. The more time I spend on the Mediterranean, the more I want to be there. Escape to Ischia | A Continuous Lean
02182018 A charming stay at a hotel overlooking the stunning Ischia shores and surrounding countryside, including all travel, full board and a welcome drink. Situated in the hills of Sant’Angelo, the idyllic whitewashed Hotel La Ginestra offers the perfect hideaway, complete with sweeping views of the glistening sea of the Sant'Angelo bay. Blissful Ischia island beach holiday | Secret Escapes
02192018 Positano is the place to really soak up la dolce vita in one of Italy's most enthralling settings. 48 hours in... Positano | Italia! magazine
02202018 Dear Dion, many thanks for your help during our stay on the totally beautiful Island of Ischia last week, it simply wasn't long enough to take in all the fantastic delights that this stunning Island offers. We will absolutely be back, but in the meantime, thank you again for your expert guidance, given freely and in great spirit, truly an Ischian trait I believe! To say we are having withdrawals from the picture perfect morning view from the beautiful Villa dei Lecci terrace in San Francesco Bay is an understatement!! Testimonials | Ischia Review
02212018 Today, Ischia is a popular tourist destination, welcoming up to 6 million visitors per year, mainly from the Italian mainland as well as Germany (approximately 5,000 Germans are resident on the island), although it has become an increasingly popular destination for the well-to-do Eastern Europeans (particularly Russia and Poland). Ischia | Fashion Tour02222018
02232018 Pozzuoli is bursting at the seams with bars, restaurants and pizzerie. For lunch try one of the seafood restaurants down by the port.  Most serve an antipasto misto of cold and hot seafood dishes, accompanied by little balls of fried dough, called zeppollini. Then, if you have room, everyone serves the standard seafood pasta dishes and main courses.  Wash it all down with a local Falanghina, the white wine of the area. Weekend Escape: Naples & Pozzuoli (part 1) | Life Italian Style Tours02242018
02242018 The scenery is magic; directly on the beach and by the sea, with Procida in front and Ischia behind, and Monte di Procida on the right. The venue is very big, and the most special area is no doubt represented by 5 or 6 gazebo directly on the beach where you can both take an aperitif and eat. Perfect for families with kids; the parents relax and eat by the sun and their kids play on the beach close to them. Lido Turistico Beach Park, Bacoli (Naples) | My Travel Blog
02252018 Around Naples, volcanoes and tourism are intimate friends. Pompeii, which receives around three million visitors a year, was destroyed by the devastating 79 AD eruption of Mount Vesuvius. And although the Solfatara fumaroles in Naples’ western outskirts are more of a niche attraction these days, they were fixtures on the 18th and 19th century Grand Tour.  ‘Locals console themselves with religion’: Life in the shadow of an active volcano | The Telegraph
02262018 “There is No Place Like Home” revolves around a family which gathers to celebrate the 50th wedding anniversary of their two elderly parents, Pietro and Alba, on the small island of Ischia in Italy. A violent storm hits the island, forcing the entire family to live under the same roof for two days and two nights, leading them to rehash old, unresolved conflicts and share doubts about the future. Indie Sales Acquires Gabriele Muccino’s ‘A Casa Tutti Bene’ | Variety
02272018 I crept up the stone path feeling like I’d stepped back in time. The next morning, I awoke to glorious sunshine and a lovely view. Perched high in sleepy Sannio Valley, Aquapetra is surrounded by mountains, woodland, olive groves and rolling vineyards. What it’s really like to stay in the First Dates Hotel – Aquapetra Resort | Radio Times
02282018 In the land of the Samnites, lies the land of Malia. A route that follows some of the major sites of one of the areas of Campania that is devoted to DOC wines, such as Aglianico and Falanghina. The city of Benevento is located between the rivers Sabato and Calore and is protected by a ring of Appennino Campano mountains. Tour del Beneventano | Vivandera

Thursday, February 1, 2018



01012018 Cathryn Drake around openings in Naples. The legendary history of the Neapolitan contemporary art scene, which began in the 1960s with the activities of Marcello and Lia Rumma, Lucio Amelio, and Pasquale Trisorio, can already be traced in the MADRE’s collection. Credited for introducing Warhol and Joseph Beuys, Amelio and Trisorio invited artists such as Kounellis, Robert Rauschenberg, Sol LeWitt, and Cy Twombly to stay on the island of Capri. Divine Comedy | Artforum
01022018 The 18th century Pharmacy is an acclaimed masterpiece of Neapolitan medical science from the Age of Enlightenment, where the layout of the rooms reveals a rigorous control of space with flashes of colour in the majolica tiles and vases and the gilded furniture and carvings. The Pharmacy of Wonders | Charme tutto il bello di Napoli e della Campania
01032018 Defenders of buffalo mozzarella in the Campania region of southern Italy have vowed to fight a decision which allows a cow mozzarella from neighboring Puglia to be given special status. Buffalo milk costs three times more than cow’s milk, and even though the taste of both products is different. Campania fears confusion. Cheesed off: Italian regions highly strung over mozzarella |
01042018 For lunch head to Anacapri and in the afternoon take the chairlift to Monte Solaro. The views from up there are far and incredible. You can see the Vesuvio and the bay of Naples. On the way up, about a 15-minute ride, you can see amazing gardens and orchards that are underway in private homes. Capri | My Tree And Me Blog
01052018 If I have to summarize my experience in Capri, I would say: diversity. You can’t get bored walking the small streets and picturesque roads of the island. And being there without the crowds, enjoying the fresh breeze, the scent of lemon trees and the blue skies is utterly recharging. Capri – the island of sirens and lemons | TravelAbouts
01062018 Local diving centres such as the Centro Sub Campi Flegreo (who partnered with the BBC on a recent documentary about Baia) also offer snorkelling and scuba tours of the submerged city a few kilometres out in the Tyrrhenian Sea. On a calm day, visitors can spot Roman columns, ancient roads and elaborately paved plazas. Ancient Rome's sinful city at the bottom of the sea | BBC
01072018 Pietraroja, whose name derives from the French ‘pierre rouge’ (red stone) due to the presence, in the area, of some limestone of this colour, is a mountain commune surrounded by woods abounding in natural springs. Unmissable attraction is its Geo-Paleontological Park, with its museum, the Paleolabo, housing fossil finds of considerable note, including Ciro, the first baby dinosaur in Italy, several of whose internal organs are still intact. Welcome To Sannio | Where Naples Coast & Islands
01082018 There are indeed many places in Campania that are synonymous with pasta production; a visit to the area will allow you to discover the origins and traditions of a product that is a world-famous symbol of the Made in Italy brand. A visit to Caggiano combines history, art and culinary traditions, that is, the best of Italy. In the Land of Pasta: Caggiano, Cilento and Vallo di Diano | Italy Magazine
01092018 If you also want to live in a fairytale-like atmosphere, all you have to do is discover Il Giardino Segreto - Via Foria 216, Naples -  in a restored mansion of the 17th century right in the heart of the city. Home to a peaceful private garden hidden behind the main building and run by the most welcoming helpful hosts, this unexpected artistic oasis is special in every way. The 10 Best Hotels In Naples, Italy | Culture Trip
01102018 The cuisine of Naples has a variety of dishes for any food lover. With flavors from the sea, and ingredients enhanced from the sun and soil. Mozzarella, Crocchè di Patate, Parmigiana di Melenzane, Pasta e Fagioli, Pasta from Gragnano and Ragu, Gnocchi alla Sorrentina are typical dishes from Naples, but here at The Church we try to use our local ingredients to create new ideas and compositions. Naples Social Dinner| The Church
01112018 Join me at my home, Villa Cocles, a restored 17th century convent in Positano. We will prepare a full 5 course meal celebrating a unique ingredient, the Sfusato Lemon, native to the Amalfi Coast. I am thrilled to show you how to prepare the Limoncello Chicken, a special recipe that I accidentally made one day when I thought that Limoncello would have been the perfect partner for white meat! Limoncello Chicken Cooking Class | EatWith
01122018 Around the world we continue to witness a horrific loss of life, while violence often prompts the destruction of culture and history too. It's been a long time coming but here's my story about those seeking to reverse that very trend in the city of Naples. Willem Marx | CNBC
01132018 Compromising is not required at the 'new' Villa Astor. It is all here - the views, setting, amenities and activities that have made the Amalfi Coast one of Italy's iconic vacation destinations. The illustrious history of Villa Astor is now brilliantly showcased in an utterly luxurious, sophisticated home. The open-hearted hospitality of the staff will further distinguish your experience of this fine private estate. Villa Astor | Homebase Abroad
01142018 For us, the peaceful and tranquil nature of April in Amalfi was just what we needed. Over the next two days in Amalfi, we ate, we drank, we strolled, we boated, we swam, and we laughed. Then we laughed, and laughed, and laughed some more… Italy Part 1: Amalfi | Two Peas in a Prada
01152018 At Villa Marianna, we provide an exclusive concierge service for our guests to live your holiday in total relaxation. We are pleased to offer a wide range of services and facilities. The best way to discover the Amalfi and Sorrento Coast is surely via sea, on board a typical Sorrentino fishing boat or a luxury boat. Villa Marianna | Amalfi Coast Villa To Rent
01162018 The colloseums of Rome, the canals and carnivals of Venice and the renaissance art of Florence are amoung its most popular destinations. Then there's the Amalfi Coast, a 50km stretch of coastline littered with some magnificent towns. Positano, Amalfi, Cetara and Ravello are its most popular towns. Amalfi Coast: Italy's most stunning coastline | IOL News
01172018 Seeing the Amalfi Coast from the sea is a beautiful experience and we ferry to romantic Capri to explore this enchanting isle’s lush countryside, quaint towns and awe-inspiring caverns. Lose your heart to Italy’s Amalfi Coast | The Wayfarers Walking Vacations
01182018 The Terra Murata Fort stands on the island’s highest point, overlooking a picturesque Mediterranean town of multi-coloured, multi-tiered construction that has inspired numerous novels and films. Set sail from Procida to discover Italy’s famous Amalfi Coast. Italy's most glamorous ports | Sunsail
01192018 Ischia’s volcanic hot springs are at the heart of its popularity as a spa destination. They feed a number of beachside spa parks, including the famous Negombo Spa adjacent to the beach at the beachside town of Lacco Ameno, with numerous hot pools, relaxing park-like grounds, spa treatments, massages and water therapies. Ischia’s top 10 | A Luxury Travel Blog
01202018 Ischia's inhabitants take advantage of areas such as the Nitrodi natural springs where cold water gushes from a fountain all day long and it's not unusual to see local villagers walking up and down the steep paths to the spring, laden with huge bags with which they will collect the water and return it to their homes or to their sick loved-ones in order that they may reap its benefits. Phlegraean Islands | Understanding Italy
01212018 A visit to Cimitero delle Fontanelle provides an unlikely calming and reflective antidote to Naples’ frenzied street life. The vast cemetery, dug deep into soft tufo stone, intersects with Neapolitan traditions of religion, folklore and pagan ritual – and is indicative of the many strata of the city’s history. Naples’ Fontanelle cemetery: skulls and silence beneath the busy city streets | The Guardian
01222018 This is the most determinedly traditional of all the Naples pizzerias, though has now become so well-known you’ll most likely find yourself surrounded by other tourists. Da Michele serves just two varieties – marinara and margherita. Don’t be surprised if you are shuttled to a communal, marble-topped table and seated with strangers; don’t arrive late, as they sometimes run out of dough. The best pizza joints in Naples | The Rough Guides 01232018 If you’re looking for Neapolitan youth culture by night, then you need to head to Piazza Bellini. Bars line the square and you’ll find young and trendy folk spilling out of them and filling it to the brim. The communal atmosphere, where everyone comes together and mingles means that you’ll find it almost impossible not to make new friends. 15 great things to do in Naples | TimeOut
01242018 Part residency, part project space, part exhibition space, the restored first floor of the 19th century Casa Ruffo, in the Chiaia district of Naples, will be, above all, a place for artists: a unique physical and mental space for them to alight, work and show. Inaugural exhibition | Art Agenda
01252018 Plastic objects can fit in a museum just like a painting or a sculpture, especially if they feature a striking design. In fact, in Naples there is an entire museum celebrating plastic and polymeric materials. The Plart has a unique permanent collection of bags, jewelry, lamps, toys, electronic devices and other ordinary items characterized by extraordinary design. Naples' 10 Best Contemporary Art Galleries and Museums | Culture Trip
01262018 Highlights include exploring some of the oldest wineries in the region, visiting Pompeii's ruins and the slopes of Mt. Vesuvius, cooking lessons in Capri, hiking the panoramic trail called Path of the Gods, exploring the volcanic island of Ischia, and kayaking along the coast. Hike and paddle around Italy's Amalfi Coast with REI Adventures | Los Angeles Times
01272018 For sheer refinement, it's hard to beat this noble 18th-century palazzo, poised on the (literally) sheer rock-face above the murmuring sea, and restored with exquisite flair. The Suriano offers seven exclusive bedrooms, antique-filled reception rooms and private dining with lashings of frescoes. Palazzo Suriano, Vietri sul Mare, Amalfi Coast, Italy | The Telegraph
01282018 Opening a door in Naples is a form of time travel. Nondescript entrances in side streets lead into Baroque masterpieces. Shops are tucked under medieval arches, houses tunnel into Roman remains. Everything is built layer upon layer of history, up and down the hills leading to the sea and stunning views of Capri. Italy's Naples makes the ultimate city break for foodies - and here's where to go for the best dishes | Daily Mirror
01292018 The Agriturismo San Carlo is a particular building because it houses not only an enormous and intact olive oil press in the central dining hall but restoreres have also recently uncovered original frescoes inside a private chapel which once belonged to the owner of this large stone building built on a steep slope over-looking the sea towards Palinuro. Agriturismo San Carlo | Cosy Bed and Breakfast Cilento
01302018 The house is a typical antique cilentan style country home with a pigeon tower. The holes in the tower were their home ! The roof is made of antique tiles. A Family  Country Home | Italian Country Home for Sale
01312018 Cicerale chickpeas and gorga beans, cured pork meats and cheeses from small local producers and many other special products. at la dispensa, the cilento flavors are at your fingertips. From Cilento | La Dispensa di San Salvatore

Monday, January 1, 2018



12012017 In the historic Italian city of Naples, football goes very much beyond the game. Because, after all, Napoli is Naples. And Naples is Napoli. Going beyond the game of football in Naples | These Football Times
12022017 Bellucci X is made in Naples according the traditional Neapolitan tailoring technique. Is a deconstructed sport coat that features 10 easily accessible hidden pockets of various sizes to keep all the items separated and organized.  You know exactly where your items are located -- no more need to pull everything out or go digging in your pockets. Beyond Two-Pockets: Nedo Belluci Resurrects, Reforms and Remodels The Sport Coat for 2018 | Forbes
12032017 Naples' art of pizza twirling is a candidate to join UNESCO's list of "intangible heritage" next week. Naples' candidacy for pizza twirling has created a buzz in the southern Italian city where the art has been handed down for generations – as well as around the world. Naples pizza twirling seeks nod as UNESCO 'intangible' | Rappler
12042017 Wednesday night is looking good for chicken baked with potatoes, cherry tomatoes and herbs. Julia Moskin brought the recipe back from Ischia, off the western coast of Italy, near Naples. They cook the dish there in the sands of the island’s beaches, which can run as hot as 350 degrees. Don’t worry. We use an oven. What to Cook This Week | The New York Times
12052017 Titled #YSL13, this new fashion film is created for Saint Laurent's coming Spring/Summer 2018 series and sees the legendary petite supermodel in on a helipad by the beach in Capri, dressed in only a white fur coat (and nothing in between!). Kate Moss bares it all for Saint Laurent's #YSL13 | L'Officiel Malaysia
12062017 On a recent visit to Italy’s Sorrentine Coast, Ischia called my name with its thermal baths and healing waters. The Campania region of Italy is an especially rich area to find such waters because of its volcanic activity. Poseidon Gardens is at the base of volcano Epomeo making it a particularly ideal location to find healing waters. How to take a thermal bath European style |  Something In Her Ramblings
12072017 The art of 'pizzaiuolo' - which has been handed down for generations in the southern Italian city - was given the nod by the UN cultural body's World Heritage Committee, who met on the South Korean island of Jeju. It comes after some two million people joined a petition to support Naples' application, according to Sergio Miccu, head of the Association of Neapolitan Pizzaiuoli - no doubt buoyed by his offer of complimentary pizza if the age-old culinary tradition joined the prestigious list. Naples pizza twirling wins coveted UNESCO 'intangible' status | Daily Mail
12082017 You have to offset all the wonderful food you're consuming with some exercise, and Ischia has everything in that regard: hiking to the top of Mount Epomeo, horseback riding, swimming in the sea, biking around the island, and more. Ischia is home to a few restaurants that are accessible only by sea, as well as an area of the island that allows you to cook your dishes under the sand.  9 Reasons Ischia Should Be Your Summer Vacation Destination | Allure
12092017 They’d had a magical trip to Positano and had no question that it would be the perfect place to share with their closest family and friends. “Jeff is in the hospitality industry, and we’re always thrilled to find unique places with unforgettable experiences,” says Annie. “Villa Tre Ville has so much character, personality, and charm.” Annie Lawless’s Spectacular Wedding in Positano | Brides
12102017 Now the site in the Gulf of Naples has been rediscovered and opened to divers – who found many treasures still intact. In its heyday, Baiae was frequented by famous Romans including Julius Caesar, Nero, Pompey the Great, Marius, and Hadrian – who died there. Drowned city of the Caesars was Roman empire's wine-soaked party town of luxury and wickedness | The Mirror
12112017 An exhilarating blend of UNESCO-listed historic buildings, citrus tree-filled cloisters and electrifying street life, Naples is the perfect destination if you want to watch the modern and ancient worlds collide in a delightful mix. Plan a holiday in Naples, Italy |
12122017 No honeymoon list would be complete without Italy, the land of amore. The Amalfi Coast might not be a hidden secret but there’s a reason so many people dream of cruising those picturesque twisting roads with the wind in their hair. Classic Collection Holidays has some spectacular places to stay including Casa Angelina with its own private beach or one of the area’s converted monasteries. The best honeymoon road trips | HuffPost
12132017 Sorrento is a shopping mecca of high quality Italian handicrafts. Most renowned for its beautiful, intricately carved inlaid wood products, furniture, and cabinetmaking, Sorrento’s tradition of fine art craftsmanship dates back to the 14th century. Living on the Edge: Italy’s Wild Amalfi Coast | TravelPulse
12142017 There’s a sweet beach hostel. It’s called Paradise Beach Hostel on Italy’s southern island of Ischia. The international staff are always smiling, the communal area is always kickin’, and the beach front is your next door neighbor. Oh, and not to mention the awesome beach BBQs and Italian feasts that are planned every night! Capri vs. Ischia: Which Italian Island Should You Choose? | A Wandering Casiedilla
12152017 Visitors to Pompeii were pleasantly surprised to see a scene from an ancient fresco spring to life. Grapes were being harvested from vineyards behind the walls of patrician villas and garden plots, just as they would have been two thousand years ago. In 1999, leading Campanian winery Mastroberardino was brought on board as the operational partner of a project which would soon extend to 12 separate vineyards within Regiones I and II. Today, three ancient native red varieties, Aglianico, Piedirosso and Sciascinoso, go into Villa dei Misteri, a wine made entirely from grapes grown inside the walls of the archaeological site. In Vino Veritas | Le Sirenuse Positano
12162017 Libreria Berisio is definitely my favourite bar in Naples. The bar is decorated as a bookshop, with books lined floor to ceiling on all of the walls. The bar has such a welcoming and warm atmosphere, with smooth jazz playing over the speakers, live bands and the biggest cocktail menu I have ever seen!! The cocktails are delicious, the atmosphere is wonderful, the music is great - it's easily one of the best bar's I have been to! Make sure you head here for an evening cocktail and to listen to their many live bands! Top Things To Do In Naples | TheYoungCouple
12172017 Scratch under the surface of Naples' disorderly exterior and you'll discover a city full of charm that offers an authentic snapshot of southern Italian culture. Visit Naples, Italy | Audley Travel
12182017 From left: Shirley Pollmann, Carol Hundsdorfer and Shirley Lodes, all of Highland, in Positano, Italy. If you plan to go to Italy, make sure you wear very comfortable shoes and get yourself in shape by walking daily before you go. Almost everything seems to be uphill. Bring it on home: Italy | St. Louis Post-Dispatch
12192017 On our way back to Naples, we stopped at Sorrento. Once you get there, there is no mistaking the symbol of this town: bottle of this sunshine-colored liqueur are everywhere and the streets lined with limoncello stores Pretty much any type of lemon-themed gift item can also be found as you wander the town, like these lemon-shaped soaps. naples, positano, sorrento, and a lot of limoncello | Dessert First
12202017 Staying in Amalfi over the holidays is a lot of fun. The streets are decorated with lights and the stores are open for holiday shopping. There are concerts all over the area and the fireworks on New Year’s Eve are spectacular. Need something else to make it even sweeter? You can pop into the Pansa pasticceria next to the Duomo and try out their fabulous artisan panettone and special local desserts made only for the holidays. Visiting the Amalfi Coast in the Winter - 5 Things You Need to Know | Ciao Amalfi
12212017 Situated on the edge of Amalfi town, the crescent of the hotel’s main façade makes a spectacular setting, with its elegant Edwardian-style proportions, set back just far enough from the winding main road. Interiors are light and white, furnished with family antiques and art with brighter hues in the painted tiles and soft furnishings. The restful bedrooms have Bvlgari goodies in luxurious bathrooms, high ceilings, and doors opening out onto wide terraces overlooking that deep blue sea. Into the blue: the Amalfi Coast | Italia! magazine
12222017 If you go to stay at the Hotel San Francesco al Monte in Naples, you must look round the 3rd floor of the building. There you will find some interesting and impressive rooms, including the monks’ large refectory and a tiny and exquisitely decorated oratory. These contrast with the pieces of contemporary art which the current owners have placed in the corridors and public spaces. Hotel San Francesco Al Monte, Naples, Italy | Bown's Best
12232017 Sorrento is a handsome place with a spectacular cliff-top setting facing Mount Vesuvius across the glittering Bay of Naples. The ancient town centre is laid out on a Roman grid of narrow lanes, now lined with restaurants serving gnocchi alla sorrentina (a divine blend of tomato, mozzarella and basil) and shops selling lemon-themed souvenirs. Sorrento, Italy | The Sorrentine Peninsula | CN Traveller
12242017 We spent our first day wandering the streets of the old part of the city, where we had booked a hotel room. Soon we regretted that decision. Gazing with greed upon the trays of live vongole, gamberetti, polpi, and calamari, I wished with all my might for a kitchen. The clams have gone up in price since Twain’s time, but the prices in Naples are still a welcome change from Paris. See Naples and Die | Rachel Hope Cleves
12252017 Ravioli alla Caprese is the most simple yet delicious “primo” on the Island of Capri. Using the best ingredients of fresh ricotta, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and fresh marjoram, these ravioli are very simple to make. Our Chef's Recipe: Ravioli Caprese | Capri Glam
12262017 The white wine produced in the Capri DOC is made from a minimum of 80% (combined) Falanghina and Greco. Wine making is an ancient but dying are on the island of Capri, but it is kept alive by a small but hardy troupe of winemakers keeping the dream alive. For some great insight into Capri and its wines, I suggest a visit to the Scala Fenicia Winery. Salad, a Grotto, and DOC Wine: the Island of Capri | The Bubbly Professor
12272017 Italy's ancient city of Pompeii has opened three newly restored Roman houses. The flowered lararium house retains much of its original wall paintings, as well as an area intended for worship which is decorated with flying cupids and scattered flowers. A large room overlooking the garden has mythological squares in the centre of yellow panels. Pompeii opens restored homes to visitors | Euronews
12282017 What art has come off the street has made it into the Naples Archeological Museum that also holds almost all of the artifacts, sculptures and frescoes found among the ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Other parts of the collection come from the Farnese family. Naples is the city to use as a base when planning trips to Capri, Pompeii, Sorrento and anywhere else around the Bay of Naples. 6 Ideas for a long weekend in Italy | The Florentine
12292017 This Naima is part of Cilento, an interpretation of its terroir, a wine that could only be made here. Its name evokes John Coltrane, the great jazz master. Hard and soft at the same time, its richness shows an absolute simplicity. Powerful and elegant is an Aglianico from Cilento, rich in scents of fruit on the nose, it is warm on the palate, warm like a trip to Cilento. Aglianico Paestum, "Naima" | Vinity Wine Company
12302017 The family-owned Galardi estate produces just one wine and it does so with perfection. Located on volcanic slopes in northwestern Campania, the vineyards are nestled among chestnut groves and benefit from Mediterranean Sea breezes. Terra di Lavoro actually means “land of work” in Italian, a name that has historical roots, but also accurately reflects the difficult volcanic soil composition which results in very low yields. In this challenging environment, Aglianico and its supporting grape Piedirosso produce wines of incredible depth, complexity and elegance. Galardi Roccamonfina Terra di Lavoro 2012 |
12312017 The winery Feudi di San Gregorio is a symbol of the revival of wine making heritage in southern Italy. It is the homeland of the great wines in the Irpinia area. The main star of the winery is a sparkling wine Dubl Greco. To create this wine, known winemaker Riccardo Cotarella and the French “champagne maker» Anselme Selosse have combined their efforts . The result is an amazing sparkling wine that has won many awards. Sparkling summer in my glass | Mila Anufrieva