Wednesday, February 1, 2017



01012017 The famous fresco appears: Priapos compeers on the weight between prosperity of family and money – “nude as the roman goods him created”. The fruit basket tells from the abundance of the owners of the home of the Vettii in Pompeii, as well as the two boxes for the money and the families documents. Pompeii/Italy - House of the Vettii – Grand Reopening after decades |
01022017 The following day the group trekked up Mount Vesuvius where they marvelled at the stunning views over the Bay of Naples. Amelia added: “Nothing will ever beat standing on top of Vesuvius and seeing all of the Bay of Naples.” Roedean girls get classical in Italy | The Argus
01032017 La Paranza Cooperative is bringing Naples' ancient catacombs back to life. These teen tour guides are united by their desire to help their city and their love of the catacombs, which they reopened to the public. The Greatest Teen Job in the World Might Be Reopening Italian Catacombs | Atlas Obscura
01042017 While visiting the ancient mountaintop stronghold of Ravello we happened to follow a group of local teens around a corner and down a long steep staircase. At the bottom was a stone path, followed by another steep staircase. Amalfi Coast Hiking: Ravello to Minori | Wanderlust Duo
01052017 The best restaurant in Sorrento for its seafood is Caruso, a veritable museum devoted to the maestro and an enchanting and romantic place to dine in any of the small, cozy rooms. Its langoustines are fat and sweet, its pasta with vongole clams superb. The Rugged Beauty of the Amalfi Coast | The Huffington Post
01062017 But the more I read about it and saw photos of the incredible views from 2000 feet above sea level on the Amalfi Coast, I reconsidered and decided to go for it while I was in Positano to write. It would be only one of two excursions I did while spending two weeks relaxing and writing. My Adventure on the Path of the Gods | Margie Miklas/ Author
01072017 Called NaturArte Project, it lines Praiano’s streets with ceramic plaques and sculptures, creating a kind of open-air museum that unfolds along eight different routes. Like many towns along the coast, Praiano has a tradition of ceramic decorations, including a network of centuries-old small religious shrines made of majolica tiles. By the Sea Where the Sirens Called, an Italian Town Beckons Tourists With Art | The New York Times
01082017 Ferrante’s Neapolitan Novels are putting the biggest city in southern Italy firmly on the visitor map. Young Neapolitans’ favourite place to unwind with an aperitif is bar-lined Piazza Bellini. Things to do in Naples: where to stay, eat and drink | London Evening Standard
01092017 The capital of Campania, birthplace of pizza and largest city in Southern Italy, Naples is without a doubt one of the most fascinating places in the country. The 10 Best Hotels In Naples, Italy | The Culture Trip
01102017 "The three Greek temples at Paestum, south of Naples, are considered the finest in the Greek world – finer even than those of Greece itself," he says. More places in Italy you never thought to visit (but really should) |The Telegraph
01112017 In Paestum Hera was not only the Goddess of fertility, but also of childbirth.  An elaborate pool was built for Hera where women who were trying to conceive could bathe and sit, but also where women would come to ask Hera for an easy childbirth. Discover The Ancient Greek temples Of Paestum | Corinna B's World
01122017 Jaime’s co-workers arranged a weekend outing to Caserta to visit the Royal Palace of Caserta. Luckily for me, not only did I get to see a beautiful palace, but I also got to cross off another place off of our UNESCO list. The Palace of Caserta | My Napoleon Complex
01132017 Lake Matese, Hell's Valley, and the Quirino Gorges are just a few of the places to see when you take one of the walking trails here. Plenty of activities are on offer for sport enthusiasts, including walking and horse riding, rock climbing, hang gliding, and paragliding. The area around the Matese is dotted with fortified little villages that virtually encircle the mountain chain. Matese - Campania - Italy | Easyvoyage
01142017 It was the vino, Ischia Bianco to be precise, according to Andrea D’Ambra. Andrea is the heir to Ischia’s oldest winery, Casa D’Ambra, and is on a crusade to preserve the winemaking culture in Ischia. As with the Greeks before him, the grapes are hand-picked on the side of the volcanic peak where a teetering monorail train transports both grapes and pickers to safety. Hot springs eternal: Finding love in Nonna’s beloved Ischia | Boston Globe
01152017 Ischia’s most famous and largest beach is the Spiaggia dei Maronti. The 1.5 mile-long beach offers the use of a natural thermal spring at Cava Scura. Compared to the other beaches on Ischia, it is relatively empty. Ischia – Isola Verde | Islandology
01162017 The Mastroberardino winery, dating back to the 1870s, more than any other in Campania is responsible for developing and popularising Taurasi (and the region’s two DOCG whites Greco di Tufo and Fiano di Avellino). Taurasi Wine – Campania’s Crowning Glory |  Italy Chronicles
01172017 Naples has changed her in other ways too. “I've learned to be calmer, to be more patient, to connect more with the people here: the vendors, the baristas, the bus drivers - everyone is so chatty and wants to wish you ‘buongiorno.” How I fell in love with Naples, a city full of contrasts | The Local
01182017 The country’s subterranean tracts could be a new frontier for Italian tourism. Their first stop (BBC One) on the peninsula was Naples, which boasts 200 kilometres of tunnelling under its labyrinthine streets. Italy’s Invisible Cities: a gripping adventure let down by flimflammery | The Telegraph
01192017 Italy's first capsule hotel, Benbo, was inaugurated on Wednesday morning inside the international Capodichino airport in Naples. The hotel has 42 rooms of four and a half meters each to sleep for 25 euros for a night or for a couple of hours before a flight. Tourism: first Italian capsule hotel opens in Naples | ANSAmed
01202017 In Taurasi the volcanic soils and altitude make a wine of extraordinary power, complexity and freshness. The Lonardo family makes one of the best examples of Taurasi I have drunk, cleanly made but complex, intriguing and fine. Contrade di Taurasi | Oliver McCrum Wines
01212017 Suddenly we were engulfed by Mediterranean light, and over the canopies of all the many tall trees we could see the town and harbour of Forio d'Ischia. The water element is omnipresent in the upper garden, this time with a much larger pond and a mass of impressive Nymphaea lotus with their characteristic huge round leaves floating on the water like plates. Annual General Meeting 2015, Ischia: the Main Programme | Mediterranean Garden Society
01222017 When I stayed with my friend Valeria and her family for three days in Naples, they showed me the underfolds of the city and brought me - forced me, really - to love it too. And pretty soon I was seeing Naples in a whole different light. The Essence of Naples and Neapolitan Slang | A Thing For Wor(l)ds
01232017 While I wait for the first signs of spring to arrive, there’s only one place my mind wanders if I let it float off down the Amalfi Coast for awhile. It ends up high above Positano doing yoga with a wonderful group of people in the most breathtaking of places. Get Your Move On in Positano with a Yoga Retreat! | Ciao Amalfi
01242017 Amalfi itself might be my favorite. The town seems more like a real city than a village, with colorful Arab influences in the architecture left over from when the town was a major maritime republic, paper-making center and trading partner with the Middle East. The Amalfi Coast: It's made for walking | Travels with Carol Pucci
01252017 Place it on a terrace that clings to the cliff in Positano on the Amalfi Coast, however, and you have a seagull’s perch from which to gaze over vertiginous rooftops and church domes, cupped between mighty cliffs and gazing out onto a Mediterranean that laps the coast in peacock shades. The perfect 10 hotel pools: Positano, LA, Rio, Rome, Hong Kong | The Australian
01262017 We drive uphill to Anacapri and catch the slightly dodgy chairlift to Mt Solaro. The lookout provides spectacular 360 degrees views of the island and the limoncello, made not too far from here, goes down a treat. Ten days in Italy |
01272016 Oasis Variconi is one of the most important fresh-water stopping places for migratory birds coming from Africa to Europe. Time it right and you’ll be able to see everything from swifts and swallows to owls, many types of ducks and rare sea birds. Oasis Variconi & A Little Serendipity | Hiking Campania
01282017 The hotel’s spa, Le Terme della Regina Isabella, is quite extensive in its offerings and well known for its effectiveness. Here you’ll find mineral-rich mud bath treatments and thermal spring water immersions, circulatory and osteopathic treatments, various massages, cellulite or leg treatments, facials, thermal pools, a fitness room, hair and nail treatments, dermatological treatments. Italy's Enchanting Ischia and L'Albergo della Regina Isabella | Beauty  News NYC
01292017 They're geographic marvels that boast everything from mountains to acres of green land. Ischia is one such island, and it's the perfect summer getaway. We've traveled all over the world, and Ischians are some of the kindest people on the planet. 9 Reasons Ischia Should Be Your Summer Vacation Destination | Allure
01302017 Il Cancelliere grows only Aglianico grapes and produces approximately 20,000 bottles /year of both Irpinia Aglianico and Taurasi wines. The hillside vineyards were very well kept and Claudio explained Il Cancelliere's philosophy of organic grape production and winemaking. None of Il Cancelliere's wines are subjected to filtration or clarification. Il Cancelliere – A Romano Family Winery | Wine Lovers Page
01312017 Ercolino family established Feudi San Gregorio with a vision to create exceptional, modern wines from indigenous Campania grapes. The winery (today owned by Antonio Capaldo) welcomes visitors with a tasting room, a Michelin-starred restaurant and a luxury guest house. Terlato Wines Welcomes Leading Campania Brand Feudi San Gregorio to Luxury Wine Portfolio | PR Newswire

1 comment:

  1. Fresco of Priapus, Casa dei Vettii, Pompeii