Wednesday, June 1, 2016

MAY 2016


05012016 The first winery I chose was Donnachiara. I had been to the winery before and had tasted the wines with Ilaria Petitto a number of times in NYC. I wanted to visit again to see what was new and how the wines had developed. Tasting Wine with Lunch at Donnachiara The winery is located in Montefalcione in the province of Avellino. Winemaker Angelo Valentino led us through a tasting of the wines. Tasting Wine with Lunch at Donnachiara | Charles Scicolone on Wine
05022016 Taurasi is in southern Italy, in the region of Campania, where it grows on volcanic soils. The soil lends the wine its most notable characteristics – black fruit flavors followed by smoke, ash, tobacco and black olives. Kicking Off 2015 – Good Wine & Good Food | Clō Wines
05032016 The steaming hot, plate-size pizza in a hole-in-the-wall pizzeria in the Spaccanapoli section of beautiful Naples, is an epiphany, and that overpriced Italianate snooty so-called trattoria in midtown has no clue what true pizza is. Summer in Italy, of course | Mara Writer
05042016 The grape itself is purported to be of ancient origin and is thought to be the same as the Colombina mentioned by the Roman author Pliny.  It reached the peak of its popularity towards the end of the 19th Century as it was very heavily replanted into the phylloxera ravaged vineyard areas of southern Italy. Piedirosso - Sannio, Campania, Italy | Fringe Wine
05052016 The neighborhood of Vomero has little in common with the historic center; the classics giving way to the avant-garde, but one thing hasn’t changed. Take the cable car to Morghen station and walk a few blocks to the Castel Sant’Elmo for a view of the city in all its splendor. Naples, Worldly Pleasures | in – LAN
05062016 This colorful apartment building conveys the magical, hearty feel of the city of Naples. Illuminated by the afternoon sun, the vivid colors and distinct shadows contrast nicely. This was a chance photo, snapped when I luckily looked up while strolling along the busy streets. Naples, Italy | Adam Allegro
05072016 A stay at Hotel della Piccola Marina places you in the heart of Capri, walking distance from Torre Saracena and Marina Piccola. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Gardens of Augustus and Piazzetta Capri. Property Location | Fancy
05082016 Rione Terra, is the ancient village of the historical center of Pozzuoli on the bay of Naples which was abandoned in the 1970s due to the slow rise or descent of the Earth’s surface caused by underground magma activity. Today the village is being restored by an amazing project funded by UNESCO which encapsulates more than 2,000 years of history in one place. Rione Terra Pozzuoli Tour 255 | Passion For Italy
05092016 A 40-second film by Tom Cannavan showing ancient Aglianico vines in the Sannio area of Campania, southern Italy. Believed to be 200 years old, the vines date from before Phyloxerra, and produce a ridiculously small number of grapes, which the Cantina of Taburno bottles as a wine called Bue Apis. Some of the world's oldest grape vines, Sannio, Campania, Italy | winepagesTV
05102016 Starting from the Napoli Centrale, you can take the local regional train. Look for signs for the Circumvesuviana which is the train system that passes through Mount Vesuvius, Pompeii before finally concluding its trip at Sorrento, where you can take the Sita Bus to the multiple cliff towns along the gorgeous Amalfi Coast. How to Get to Positano on the Amalfi Coast from Naples | StyleAt30
05112016 Praiano a small town situated on the Amalfi Coast. We stayed at the most beautiful hotel I've ever laid eyes on, Casa Angelina. The days ran together in Praiano as we spent the majority of our time relaxing by the pool or beach. The crystal clear mediterranean mixed with the sheer cliffs and rugged shoreline made this my favorite place on earth. Tique Travel: Italy Edition | Ruffles & Lace
05122016 My hotel offered a nice city guide that can be accessed via the smartphone as well. It won’t be too easy to find the Pedamentina a San Martino, Naples former pedestrian paths that go up the hill, connecting its residents to the lower, central areas. The stairs have over 414 steps and were built in the 15th century. It’s a rather easy path and you won’t have any problem walking up the hill, but you can also choose to walk them downhill. Things You Should Know Before Visiting Naples, Italy | Placeaholic
05132016 Various touristic ports will be visited. The visit will continue with a cruise on the gullet Silver Star towards Capri. Towards the evening the group will cruise towards Amalfi. The event concludes with a cruise through the protected area of Punta Campanella and a visit to the Medieval Castel of Castellammare of Stabia. Following lunch at Palazzo Petrucci in Naples. 4th Edition of “By Tourist on the Sea” | OnboardOnline
05142016 The first night I arrived at my friend’s house in Pozzuoli, a suburb of Naples, and we went out to a typical modern restaurant there. They recommended the octopus salad; I tried the octopus salad. Verdict: amazing. Naples and southern Italy are well-known for the way they use the bounty of the Mediterranean Sea in their cooking. Seafood there is known as ‘frutti di mare’ — literally, “fruit of the sea.” Guest Post: Know Your Food - Neapolitan Fruits of the Sea | A Dangerous Business
05152016 Pizza, and right off the bat we think of Sorbillo, da Attilio, di Matteo, da Michele, Antica Pizzeria Port’Alba, I Decumani, La Masardona… seafood, and though food snobs might cringe, the restaurants at the foot of the Castel dell’Ovo are all wonderful and our favourite is the Transatlantic where you will find the Neapolitans dining there too. A running list on Naples… | Your Italian Concierge
05162016 2014 Terre Stregate Falanghina del Sannio Svelato Campania C: light golden N: beautiful concentrated nose, sweet, concentrated, musk aroma P: clean, good acidity, lots of musk undertones, spicy pear V: 7, a bit too much on the palate Gambero Rosso 2016: Master Class – Special Awards | Talk-a-Vino
05172016 Perched like an eagle’s nest high up in the hills, Ravello has the best views across the coast; choose between the gardens in the Villa Cimbrone or Villa Rufolo. The Amalfi coast is a highlight of Italy’s Campania region | Woman's Weekly
05182016 Back to Sorrento-back for another visit with Chef Vincenzo Piacente, the Executive Chef at Hotel Parco dei Principi. 24 hours before beach season...but not too early to enjoy the sun from the terrace of Ristorante Gio' Ponti. And definitely just in time to try the chef's new dishes for the spring 2016 season. 1, 2 Fantastic Firsts, Chef Vincenzo Piacente, Ristorante Gio' Ponte, Sorrento (Na) | andiamotrips
05192016 The longest pizza in the world on the Naples water front: A group of chefs joined forces and attempted to make the longest pizza in the world - stretching across more than one mile of the Italian coastline. For the wood-fired pizza, which measured two kilometres, they used 2,000 kg of flour, 1,600 kg of tomatoes, 2,000 kg of mozzarella, 200 litres of oil, 30kg of fresh basil and 1500 litres of water. Naples chefs cook up the world's longest pizza which stretches for more than a MILE |
05202016 There is a four hour photo editing class included in this trip. After the class you submit your best photo of the week, after you have edited it. Besides seeing the best of the “Amalfi Coast” on this tour, they take you to the Island of Capri, the historic Pompeii, and the town of Sorrento on the other side of the Peninsula. Photo Tours of the Amalfi Coast - The New Vacation | Carmen's Luxury Travel
05212016 The role of women in the world of wine is ever more central, both in the cellars and outside. Alexia with mum from Capolino Perlingieri in Campania. They make great white wines including Fiano, Greco and Falanghina “Wine, women and seduction” | Italian wine
05222016 We were ooh-ing and aah-ing inside the bus. It certainly took my breath away. It’s cheap transportation too! The fare from Napoli to Sorrento is only about 3 Euros. Then the tour bus costs 16 Euros to and from Amalfi. So that’s about 22 Euros of transportation expenses in total. I say not too shabby for such incredible views and travel experiences. South Italy Coast | The Sophomore Slump
05232016 Stand in the middle of an ancient arena where gladiators once battled, then head to Rione Terra, where the Pozzuoli Gulf serves as backdrop to Roman ruins. The bustling port town of Pozzuoli lies in a basin formed by volcanic activity and offers visitors a range of natural and historical sites. Pozzuoli Sightseeing Tour - Naples | Expedia
05242016 Also known as Trebulano, Casavecchia is a rediscovered red grape variety from Campania. Local legend has it that a single, forgotten vine was discovered among the ruins of Pontelatone, Italy, a gnarled old vine with a trunk 15 inches (40cm) wide, from which cuttings were taken and used to graft new vines. Italy Unit 14 - Campania | The World of Wine Review
05252016 Coda di Volpe is a grape that hails from the Campania region. There are both white and red grapes with this name, although the red is much more rare. I have had the white version often but have never tried the red version of this grape variety. Apparently, according to sources, Pliny gave the grape vine its name. Some say it was due to the color of the grape, others due to the shape. Italian Indigenous Varieties: Coda di Volpe Bianca from Campania | avvinare
05262016 Hotel Santa Caterina, Amalfi, Amalfi Coast - Family antiques pepper the cool, white interiors, which are splashed with Mediterranean colour on patterned tiles and fabrics. Dining on the terrace is romantic and breakfast in the morning is a joy, too. The 50 greatest hotels in Italy for a slice of la dolce vita | The Telegraph
05272016 Denizens of the Amalfi Coast will tell you that Capri is where you party into the night but Rav­ello is where you restore your soul. The jewel in the Caruso’s crown, though, is its stunning infinity pool. More than 300m above the sea and overlooking the Bay of Salerno, it is the perfect spot to enjoy one of the hotel’s famous bellinis and watch the sun go down. Romance in Ravello, Italy | The Australian
05282016 The bread Lemon looks like a fruit similar to a cedar tree, with thin outer skin and the inner white part well developed, hence its definition “bread.” This special feature that sets it apart and makes it a product of excellence is surely due to the particular climate of Procida and to the skilful care of some local farmers who preserve the ancient traditions of the island culture. Salad of bread Procida lemons. Aroma and taste islanders | Charme Naples: All the Beautiful and the Good of Naples and Campania
05292016 Well ever since first seeing that movie I've wanted to visit Procida island. I expected something wonderful... it turned out way better.  My soul aches whenever I see pictures of the lemon, strawberry and peach fishermen's houses, jostling their way up the hill, above seas of a blue so bright it hurts your eyes. Enchanting Procida Island | Exquisite Coasts
05302016 The best way to explore Procida is to take a tour of this island using a boat and enjoy the journey that lasts for 3 hours. There are different kinds of quality accommodation available across Procida including Bed & Breakfast inns, apartments and farm guesthouse along with hotels. Procida | Life in Italy
05312016 Self-guided Amalfi Coast tour sees walkers hike this outstanding example of a Mediterranean land- and seascape, a beautiful and beguiling area with both precipitous crags and picturesque town. Running from Amalfi to Sorrento, taking in the mountaintop Ravello and also Praiano, Positano and the Sentiero degli Dei, or the “Path of the Gods”. The World’s 13 Best Hiking Tours | LawFuel