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 | Bookyogaretreats.com
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 | StreetArtNews.net.
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 | ANSA.it
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 | Ohio.com
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                                                                                                             

1 comment:

  1. Danielle Oteri, Santa Maria di Castellabate