Thursday, February 1, 2018

JANUARY 2018

ARRIVING IN NAPLES



















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 | inquirer.net
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

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  1. Cathryn Drake, Pompei @Madre, Mount Vesuvius from the Vigna di San Martino
    https://www.artforum.com/diary/id=73215

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