Thursday, November 1, 2018



10012018 Suite Signature Lucio Dalla booked on my behalf. The same one that in 1986 hosted Lucio Dalla in person, who during his stay composed the famous song Caruso. The charm of this suite is definitely in the presence of the piano and of the record player in the living room, but also in the stunning sea-view terrace. A part of the song refers to the landscape that I can see there, right in front of my eyes. My Amalfi Coast tour | Purses&I by Laura Comolli
10022018 Italy’s Sorrentine Peninsula has long been a popular destination for honeymoons and romantic breaks, but it also has plenty to offer families with young children. Travel review: Italy’s Sorrento coast | Yorkshire Evening Post
10032018 The hotel will be known as The Britannique Naples, Curio Collection by Hilton and will undergo a €25M restoration before welcoming its first guests in the second half of 2019. Historic Corso Vittorio Emanuele Hotel in Italy Joins Curio Collection | Hotel News Resource
10042018 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 |
10052018 Consul General Countryman visited the city of Pollica, located in Campania’s Park of Cilento and Valle di Diano, Italy’s second largest national park.  Mayor of Pollica Stefano Pisani and Legambiente IVLP alumnus Valerio Calabrese welcomed CG Countryman and offered her a tour of the local museums. CG Countryman Explores the Home of the Mediterranean Diet | U.S. Consulate General Naples
10062018 Feudi di San Gregorio Falanghina: This vineyard is in Sorbo Serpico, a tiny village in Campania's Irpinia region, near Mount Vesuvius. The area, with its numerous castles and fortresses, has ancient roots, and has been a transit land between the Tyrrhenian and Adriatic seas. Take a tour of Italy without leaving home |
10072018 Typical Treccia mozzarella is hand-braided by artisan cheese makers from fresh fior di latte (semi-soft cheese made from cow’s milk) and is one of the most attractive cheeses you’ll see in Italy. In Sorrento, Treccia is a cheese adored by all, made from mozzarella strings that are artfully woven together to create a braid-like shape that ensures freshness, creaminess and impeccable texture. ‘When in Rome, skip the pizza’ | Condé Nast Traveller India
10082018 The elegant ambience of this reformed monastery has been decorated by a local Neapolitan designer into a rejuvenated display of Italian timelessness.Located to the north of Amalfi, at Monastero Santo Rosa, it’s essential that one take comfort in the Sorrento breeze, cliff-face ocean views and the perfume of the nearby lemon groves. It’s the place that will have you scheming up ways to go back, before you’ve even left. Going somewhere? Make it Italy | The CEO Magazine
10092018 “Old vines have a much stronger balance throughout the vegetative cycle when compared to younger vines, so you don’t have to intervene as much." Explains Antonio Capaldo, president of Campania firm Feudi di San Gregorio, whose oldest Aglianico vines are a whopping 130 and 150 years old. Discover Italy’s Old Vine Wines | Wine Enthusiast Magazine
10102018 When most people think of Campania, images of sun-swept Mediterranean shores dance in the mind, but Vinosia sits inland on a bed of fertile volcanic soil, with a continental climate and heavy rains throughout the year, giving the grapes their characteristics that are distinct from the better known Italian varietals.Uncovering the hidden gems of Italy's Campania wine region | Pique Newsmagazine
10112018 Campania is found in southwest Italy on the Tyrrhenian Sea with Naples as its capi­tal. It has a Mediterranean climate, with lots of sunshine and light, but also a lot of hills – an ideal combination for Mediterranean viticulture, while the soils are mainly volcanic from ancient eruptions of the Vesuvius. It is these geological and climatic conditions which disguise most of the characteristic traits of a southern, warm climate white wine. Campania: southern Italian region known for its whites | Times of Malta
10122018 One of the oldest inhabited urban areas in the world, it's not surprising that Naples boasts enough historically significant sites to mark it as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take a drive along the stunning Amalfi Coast, a ferry to the island of Capri, (or Procida or Ischia), go shopping in Sorrento with a stop at the volcanic site of Pompeii. Forget Rome and Milan - here's an authentic, affordable Italian city break | Travel
10132018 Great food, wine and that famous Mediterranean climate? Why, I was giddy with excitement my first time in the Italian region of Campania and the famous city of Naples. Coffee, pizza, wine and a buzz of Vespas – bring the Neapolitan streets to life with a trip to Naples | The Irish Sun
10142018 Being from Naples, you must enjoy some fabulous food, have you tried the sparkling wine made in Campania? I am really passionate about food, especially traditional dishes from my hometown. I have recently been to Pozzuoli, near Naples, where I had the opportunity to taste and enjoy a sparkling wine originally from Grotta del Sole. An excellent Glass of Bubbly called Asprinio di Aversa. Celebrity Interview: Elena Russo | Glass of Bubbly
10152018 On a pilgrimage to the Amalfi Coast to trace their ancestors, reporter Michael Siconolfi and his family find clues to their noble roots. Searching the Amalfi Coast for Long-Lost Family Ties | WSJ
10162018 Padula, a small town in the territory of Vallo di Diano, is renowned for its chartehouse dedicated to St. Laurence, one of the finest monuments in Southern Italy. Main features of the charterhouse are the magnificent cloisters, also in baroque style, and the famous spiral staircase leading to the library. Salerno and its province | Salerno Convention Bureau
10172018 The city’s magnificent churches and palazzos, often hidden behind discreet doors on narrow streets, can feel like discoveries in a city known as the gateway to the Amalfi. “The route through the old town gives you a sense of the city as both grand and dilapidated,” Hicks says. How to Spend 24 Hours in Naples, According to a Local | Condé Nast Traveler
10182018 Naples is home to over 60 food markets, and Pignascecca is the oldest and one of the best. This is where restaurants and locals go to buy fish and vegetables. It’s famous not only for its affordable seasonal produce and seafood, but amazing cheeses, breads and pastries. The Best Time to Visit Naples | Santorini Dave
10192018 Acciaroli is a placid fishermen’s village, which gets definitely livelier at summer when many tourists crowd its alleys and little squares. The upper part of the town – called Pollica – is a pretty medieval hamlet with charming period buildings. Pioppi is a tiny maritime district of Pollica which still keeps the slow paced rhythm and genuine habits of the past. An Insider's Guide to Cilento | Italy Magazine
10202018 Lots of Italians go to the Cilento seaside for summer vacations. We went in late October, and it was a pleasant time to go as far as the weather, but many restaurants were indeed closed for the season--or just open on weekends. Of course, the restaurants and pizzerias that serve the locals run all year, so you'll have enough eateries to choose from if you do go in off season. Cilento Map & Travel Guide | Wandering Italy
10212018 The "modern" history of Casal Velino dates to 1063 when it was formally recognized as Casalicchio. The name then combined with Velia to form the current name. The ancient Greek and Roman ruins at Velia are especially noteworthy. The more recent fishing village of Marina Casal Velino has become a tourist destination for its clean beaches and azure waters. This stretch is one of the Cilento's real gems. Casal Velino | Summer In Italy
10222018 Amalfi is the biggest town on the Amalfi coast, fittingly enough. It’s known for its excellent beaches, long history, and fascinating culture. Nearby is the small town of Atrani, which has the distinction of being the smallest recognized town in all of southern Italy. The Duomo di Sant’Andrea and the Valle delle Ferriere falls are notable nearby spots to visit. Map Of The Amalfi Coast In Italy | Science Trends
10232018 I cut a slice, folded it, and took a bite. I was first hit by the aromatic basil which danced through my taste buds like Maradona through the defences of Italy to win Napoli’s first Scudetto in 1987. Then the fresh tomato flavour greeted me, illuminating my mouth like the tenebrism of a Caravaggio painting. Neapolitan Simplicity Proves Perfection At Pizza Pilgrims | The Oxford Student
10242018 Deep-fried pizza might sound like American carnival fare, but it’s a traditional dish that hails from the home of modern pizza: Naples. Southern Italians are known for an array of delicious fried foods. Many pizzerias also serve potato croquettes, fried mac ’n’ cheese balls, and arancini (deep-fried rice balls). Pizza Fritta | Gastro Obscura
10252018 The wines of Viticoltori De Conciliis from Paestum, Campania in southern Italy surely fit into this category (with flagship wine ‘Naima’ in particular drawing a line in the sand of my memory). BHW Travels: How I Fell for the Wines of Campania, Southern Italy |
10262018 “It is a typical Campanian or better yet, Neapolitan vine because it is mainly widespread in the volcanic areas of the province of Naples,” notes the producer’s website. It is also a grape that shows its smoky, fresh-red-berries side most gracefully when it roots in volcanic soils. Italy By The (Wine) Glass: Piedirosso From Campania | Forbes
10272018 Despite making some wines that would become legendary ("The 1968 Radici Riserva is considered to be one of the top 10 wines ever produced in Italy," said Piero, proudly), it took a long time for Mastroberardino and the traditional grape varieties of Campania to win back the kind of worldwide acclaim they had enjoyed a century before. Mastroberardino Radici, the wine that made aglianico glorious | The Australian Financial Review
10282018 If you can’t find fianos from Luigi Maffini, Ciro Picariello and Cantina Giardino, you might also look for wines from Colli di Lapio-Romano Clelia, Mastroberardino, Pietracupa, Villa Diamante, Terredora di Paolo, Antonio Caggiano, Villa Raiano and Feudi di San Gregorio. Your Next Lesson: Fiano |  The New York Times
10292018 Hailing from Benevento, Rummo is a family business that uses the best produce from the Sannio Valley to make pasta the traditional way. Pasta Rummo is the Finest Italian Pasta in Ireland |
10302018  Panino Napoletano looks like a cross between a sticky iced bun and a calzone. Thick bits of pancetta and molten provolone ooze out the sides of this dense street food, making it a holy trinity of meat, cheese, and bread. Naples food & drink guide: 10 things to try in Naples | World Travel Guide
10312018 Gragnano is gently frizzante (sparkling), low in alcohol, perfumed of violets, with a distinct taste of grapes and nuances of berries. It has a slightly sweet vein balanced by savory/bitter notes. The wine pours with a loveable purple foaminess which dissipates quickly and has the kind of acidity / effervescence. Gragnano: All In My Brain Remix | L'Italo-Americano Newspaper

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  1. Laura Comolli, The Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria