Sunday, May 31, 2020

A MAJOR ITALIAN EVENT The Ischia Global Film & Music Fest has announced its plans to move forward July 12-19. The fest in Ischia, an island paradise off the coast of Naples, has attracted the attendance of many of Hollywood's biggest names in recent years. First Corona-Era Italian Film Festival Set for Ischia in July | The Hollywood Reporter

Saturday, May 30, 2020

RETURN TO THE AMALFI COAST Italy’s national borders are expected to reopen on 3 June, when residents from other EU countries will be able to enter the country for leisure travel without having to quarantine. Visitors from countries outside the EU are expected to be able to travel to Italy from 15 June. Capri and the Amalfi Coast: soon better than ever! | Caprionline

Friday, May 29, 2020

SOME NAMES POSSES AN EXTRAORDINARY POWER Capri is one of them. A rocky island lapped by the crystalline blue waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea, Capri is an earthly paradise, floating between sea and sky. Jean-Pascal Hesse – Eternal Capri | Runway Magazines

Thursday, May 28, 2020

CAPRI BY THE LENS OF UMBERTO D'ANIELLO The most iconic of the Italian islands is the honor of a new book by Jean-Pascal Hesse, with a preface by Brigitte Bardot. An opportunity to (re)discover all the facets of this earthly myth. Capri, l'éternelle: The new book that makes us dream of Italy | Vogue

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

ITALY? FROM JUNE 3. Last week, Italian Transport Minister Paola De Micheli announced the country would be reopening airports, once again allowing interregional and international transfers from June 3. Here's where in Europe you might be able to go on vacation this summer | CNBC

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

POMPEII REOPENING Seeing Pompeii was meant to be the highlight of a trip celebrating his 75th birthday and their 30th wedding anniversary. From their condominium’s rooftop, the couple could see Mt. Vesuvius to one side, and the island of Capri to the other. US couple waits 2 1/2 months in lockdown to visit Pompeii | ABC News

Monday, May 25, 2020

NAPLES' CULTURAL PEARL The Catacombs of San Gaudioso are where the city honored deceased worthies by placing their skulls in wall niches atop frescoed bodies that represent civic virtues — justice, valor, piety and so forth. San Gaudioso is now maintained by an ambitious social justice nonprofit that uses tourism dollars to sponsor youth sports and train young volunteers. Discovering the Baroque beauty of a revived Italian city | The Recorder

Sunday, May 24, 2020

MED WEDDING PLANNING Verdant gardens breathe romance into every space across the distinguished property built in the 12th century. Fresh Campania cuisine for the win! Villa Cimbrone at Ravello is a dream within a dream. These Are The Most Gorgeous Italy Wedding Venues Out There | Ruffled

Saturday, May 23, 2020

GO EXPLORING ON A VESPA Another favourite location for great shots is Praiano, where the view looking across to Positano follows the curves of the landscape – I go late in the day to get the best shot. The Most Beautiful Places Along the Amalfi Coast | CN Traveller

Friday, May 22, 2020

THE SPARKLING BLUE WATERS OF THE AMALFI COAST Maybe you’ve unknowingly set one of his iconic aerial beach shots as your desktop background. The latest - ITALY, a celebration of Mediterranean vistas inspired by Gray Malin best-selling “La Dolce Vita” photo series. Gray Malin Talk Texas, Italy, and His Iconic Aerial Photography | Houstonia

Thursday, May 21, 2020

UMBERTO RISTORANTE Try this restaurant to eat Neapolitan food - in Naples - that a local mom would approve. Umberto Ristorante has a friendly atmosphere, professional service and strict attention to quality. Where to find the best local dishes in Naples | CNN

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

THE 'MACARONI CITY' Wheat here is referred to in vintages, similar to wine, and millers refer to themselves as farmers – less mechanical, more terroir-driven. Provenance is more important than packaging in Gragnano, ensuring pasta is produced according to a set of strict regulations, just as a winemaker follows certain codes in Champagne. Travel - Italy's city that revolutionised pasta | BBC

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

STEFANO RICCI SPRING/SUMMER 2020 The sprawling Royal Palace of Caserta is enormous – the largest palace on Earth in terms of volume. Models were waiting at the top of the Grand Staircase of Honour as guests made their way up. Sumptuous tailoring, an ocean of shades of blue. 7 unforgettable fashion shows in the most exotic locations | Prestige Magazine Thailand

Monday, May 18, 2020

SET DESIGN After looking for a palace with majestic architecture that would double as the Russian winter palace, they settled on the Royal Palace of Caserta. It was used primarily for the exteriors; the formal Italian-style gardens were also an attraction. With 1,200 rooms and a theater, it is considered the largest royal palace in the world. Hulu’s The Great Puts a New Spin on the Historical Drama | Architectural Digest

Sunday, May 17, 2020

LA BAIA DEL SILENZIO This place is worth the journey to get here. It’s in a remote part on the south side of the island. A hotel, beach club, restaurant and thermal. It’s photogenically the best place on the island. I would suggest to go for the day to the Scannella beach club and have lunch. The Island of Ischia | Lylita's Way

Saturday, May 16, 2020

BARBECUE MAGIC A stroll through the picturesque neighborhood of Ischia Ponte became an impromptu’ opportunity for an aperitivo, an aperitif. And since it happened to be one of the early spring weekends, it seemed natural to stop for an artichoke aperitif. Carciofo arrostito, or as they say in Ischia, carciofola arrustuta. Carciofola Arrustuta - Garden Fruit, Ischia (Na) | andiamotrips

Friday, May 15, 2020

LESS WELL-KNOWN TREASURES TO EXPLORE In Cilento, the most beautiful yet relatively undiscovered southern part of the Campania region, a handful of fine producers are raising the bar for wines of local grapes Fiano, Aglianico and Piedirosso. The grey-green Cilento hills begin south of Salerno and stretch down from Paestum to Sapri. Decanter travel guide: Cilento, Italy | Decanter

Thursday, May 14, 2020

HAVING A BREAK AT BACOLI The Royal Casino of Hunt wanted by the Bourbons has a very articulated design, composed by three octagonal bodies. A long wooden pier also connects the Casina Vanvitelliana to the Fusaro lake shore. Cycling Phlegraean fields: the Casina Vanvitelliana eighteenth-century romantic building by Luigi & Carlo Vanvitelli | Rental Bike Italy

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

DO YOU MIND WALKING UP A FEW STEPS? Positano is a seaside town with a mountain heart, which beats strong in the rural district of Nocelle, a mere 1,800 steps up from the coast. Until late in the twentieth century, it could only be reached on foot or muleback, and I still recommend the walk. The Tips of Your "Concierge" | Les Clefs d'Or

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

DOLCE VITALITY CUISINE Vegan menu, inspired by a healthful, seasonal Mediterranean approach.This dish is seriously low in calories but it tricks the stomach into feeling sated, mostly due to the creamy texture of the sauce but maybe also, to an extent, because of that pasta illusion. Dolce Vitality Recipe: Zucchini Spaghetti with Basil Pesto | Sirenuse Journal

Monday, May 11, 2020

THE BEST GRAPE FOR SHOWING VOLCANIC TERROIR Antonio Capaldo considers Greco di Tufo to be more masculine in character and Fiano to be more feminine thanks to its high sugar content and the fact it is rich in primary flavours and floral and fruity notes. Falanghina is also aromatic with more structure. Wine with Leslie Williams: The white grapes of Southern Italy | Irish Examiner

Sunday, May 10, 2020

WAKING UP IN ISCHIA The beautiful fishermen village of Sant'Angelo is known for its chic restaurants and boutiques, charming accommodations and sensational views of the sea. It has a relaxing vibe and it’s great for couples or groups that want to have a relaxing stay – in between thermal baths, beaches and yummy food. I recommend staying at either the Miramare Sea Resort or the boutique hotel Casa al Sole. Discovering Ischia: the beautiful Island near Naples | Where To Go In

Saturday, May 9, 2020

TO ME, SUMMER BEGINS WHEN... Currently we're obsessed with the newly renovated Mezzatore Hotel and Thermal Spa. Located in a 400-year-old watchtower on the volcanic island of Ischia, just north of the Amalfi Coast, its locale is considered the enigmatic kid sister to the island of Capri. Destination Anywhere: A Seaside Retreat on the Island of Ischia |

Friday, May 8, 2020

O' SOLE MIO Members of a US Navy band stationed in Italy came together online during the lockdown to perform a classic song in honor of their host nation. This footage shows members including singer Cristiana Rojas of the US Naval Forces Europe-Africa/US Sixth Fleet Band, which is stationed in Naples, playing the Neapolitan song O Sole Mio. US Navy band pays tribute to Italy with traditional Neapolitan tune | ABC news

Thursday, May 7, 2020

HERE WE GO AGAIN! Tom Ripley (Matt Damon) has arrived in Italy and stages a chance encounter with Dickie Greenleaf (Jude Law) who is sunbathing on Bagno Beach (Bagno Antonio, Ischia, Italy). It’s the first lie to be told... Mamma Mia! Top 10 beaches made famous by movies | The Irish Times

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

EXPULSION FROM THE GARDEN OF EDEN The church’s floor, laid over 250 years ago and covered entirely in vivid, hand-painted ceramic tiles. We trod carefully around the narrow, slightly raised walkway that edged the tiles. There was plenty to look at – everything from the un-seductive serpent, to a unicorn, a crocodile and a worried Adam. A day in the sky on the island of Capri | The Phraser

Monday, May 4, 2020

AMALFI This is Italy as we’ve never seen it before. By the sea and on the streets discover an intimate portrait of the Italy that Mario Testino knows and loves. Gathering personal, previously unpublished photographs, this is an ode to Italy’s people, art, food, and fashion. Ciao! | TASCHEN

Sunday, May 3, 2020

A LOVE SONG TO THE BELOVED DESTINATION “The scent of lemons and geraniums in the air as well as the beautiful sweet waters of the Amalfi Coast are natural blessings from the gods, given to us mere mortals.” The 13 Stunning Towns That Comprise the Amalfi Coast | Architectural Digest

Saturday, May 2, 2020

A COCKTAIL LIST On their trip, Rosito and Longo met producers all over the Campania region. Le Signorine is a cocktail that can be easily prepared at home; it was inspired by an artist from Praiano that they met during their last trip. An Italian Cocktail to Make at Home: Amore Eterno, Inspired by the Amalfi Coast | La Cucina Italiana

Friday, May 1, 2020

THE SFOGLIATELLA PASTRY While it is no longer possible to buy sfogliatella at the Santa Rosa convent where they were invented (unless you are a guest of the hotel), you can head to Bar Santa Rosa in the morning and enjoy a caffè and sfogliatella. You can also take a box of these delicious pastries to go. A guide to Conca dei Marini | Sauced & Found

APRIL 2020


04012020 The town of Flumeri lies in the Valley of Ufita, at the back of a hill at 638 meters above sea level and surrounded by two rivers. The area is characterized by a production of high quality biological extra virgin olive monocultivar obtained from Ravece variety, a precious ancient olive cultivar native to the area. Olio Colato Flumeri 2018: The Excellence of the Ravece Olive Cultivar in the Irpinia Hills | The Chosen Table
04022020 Whether it’s about the walnuts from Sorrento, or the ‘Piennolo’ tomatoes from Vesuvius, or the zucchini from San Pasquale, enjoying a slow taste of Campania one season at a time. Slow Food Earth Market – Sorrento Coast | Our Edible Italy
04032020 "An historic goal for the coast of Sorrento, for Campania and the south, but it won't be easy''. The protected marine area of Punta Campanella is a candidate to be included in a list of world excellence of natural parks, the Italian chapter of the International Union of Conservation Nature said. Area Marina Punta Campanella candidate for Green List | ANSAmed
04042020 As Italy approaches one month under lockdown, we’ve seen Italians come together to boost morale through art, food, music. The Teatro di San Carlo di Napoli, the oldest opera house in the world, is streaming operas and ballets through their social channels at 8pm most evenings. How Italy Is Inspiring The World By Coming Together Through Culture | Forbes
04052020 The future for Aglianico looks promising. This ancient grape is the signature red variety in the rugged, beautiful regions of Campania and Basilicata, and wine quality is on a steep upward trajectory. Many leading commentators (Jancis Robinson MW, Ian D'Agata, Piero Mastroberardino, Riccardo Cotarella, Luigi Maffini, Elena Fucci, Antonio Teora, Jack Lewens, Bruno De Conciliis, Marco Giulioli, Andy Howard MW) are strong advocates for Aglianico. Aglianico: the red grape Barolo lovers shouldn't miss | Decanter
04062020 Imagine... A day spent on the glamorous island of Capri complete by exploring the famous Blue Grotto. Color The World With Us, Hotels to Destinations | The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd
04072020 Four legendary Amalfi Coast hotels (Il San Pietro and Le Sirenuse in Positano; Hotel Santa Caterina in Amalfi; Palazzo Avino up in Ravello) have teamed up to fund Covid-19 vaccine research with perk-loaded stays. Show the amore: Italian hotels unite | How To Spend It
04082020 Fun in the sun: Pierce Brosnan, who stars in the offbeat romcom Love Is All You Need. The movie is set on the Amalfi coast. How to explore the world from home during lockdown with the BBC's Peter White and Pierce Brosnan | Daily Sun Post
04092020 We bet you’ve seen so many postcards and pictures portraying the Gulf of Naples, or even on Facebook or on your smartphone… and sometimes we almost forget there is a small bay down the Posillipo hill. It’s called Bay of Trentaremi and that’s what’s left of a volcanic crater. A dive into the crater of Baia dei Trentaremi | Napoli | The Sooper
04102020 The “purpo” veracious, Boccaccio tells us, was on the Neapolitan tables of 1300, pizza spoke documents of the tenth century and in the “Cunto de li cunti” it was already “pizzella”. The most delicious ragu? It is the one with chocolate and Marsala. From “purpo” veracious to pizza, in Campania cooking is history | Charme
04112020 They put a card on their baskets with Giuseppe Moscati's slogan: "Those who can, put something in, those who can't, help yourself. People out shopping for groceries now stop by our baskets and leave something inside." In Naples, Pandemic 'Solidarity Baskets' Help Feed The Homeless | NPR
04122020 With so many holiday destinations in Europe more or less destroyed by hordes of tourist, Ischia stands out as authentic – like a faithful and genuine Italian Lady located in the Bay of Napoli. The mood and lifestyle here is “Piano, piano, piano”. Ischia of today in three words. Charming Ischia makes comeback with the worst-kept secret | King Goya: The World Travel Magazine
04132020 A gorgeous Mediterranean climate and fertile volcanic soil have cemented the wines of Ischia as firm favorites. One of the best-established wine-producers in Ischia, Tommasone boast over 250 years of company history. Our Guide to the Mouth-Watering Wines of Ischia | The Villa Italy
04142020 Our daily activities consist in monitoring the presence of cetaceans around the island of Ischia (Gulf of Naples, Italy). For this aim we use hydrophones that are underwater microphones that are able to detect sounds around the boat. Join the Ischia Dolphin Project to watch whales and dolphins at sea | Oceanomare Delphis Onlus
04152020 Ischia tallest mountain — the 788 meter Mount Epomeo — isn’t a volcano but rather an inclined block of green tuff. Essentially, what created the island was the vertical push from an underwater magma chamber, which is still active today. What to see in Ischia, Italy's green island | Elle Decor
04162020 Monte Solaro can be hiked for those aerobically inclined, but most tourists choose the available chairlift to whisk them to the top of the 589-meter peak. Looking down from these heights, guests can fully appreciate the rocks and green flora that make Capri one of the most verdant and beautiful natural landscapes in all of Italy. Where to Eat, Drink, Stay and Play in Capri, Italy | Maxim
04172020 Les dernières heures de Pompéi shows what they found and includes reconstructed scenes of the city’s inhabitants’ final moments. For this part the newly uncovered street was reconstructed in a studio in Bulgaria. Italy / A docu-drama about Pompeii | Cmca PriMed
04182020 Ristorante Monte Solaro, at the highest point on the Italian island of Capri, provides this scenic overlook. "Surrounding the restaurant are walking paths and overlooks of the vistas that unfold in every direction. The one that caught my eye was flanked by a statue from the era of the emperor Tiberius." A view from the top of Capri, Italy | Star Tribune
04192020 If the sun-drenched Amalfi coast were reincarnated as a film character, it would be Marge Sherwood (Gwyneth Paltrow). Whether she’s lolling on a sailboat in the Mediterranean or sleuthing down bougainvillea-draped passageways, she nails “Roman Holiday”-chic. 'The Talented Mr. Ripley' leaving Netflix, shop its fashions | New York Post
04202020 Amidst spectacular flora and fauna, take a trek from Serrara Fontana to Mount Epomeo. It’s steep at times but worth the effort since the view from the summit is incredible. At the top you can also find a rock church and hermitage of San Nicola and a restaurant. Ischia, Italy | Hear It From Locals
04212020 Italy-Bound: Georgina Chapman is bringing Marchesa’s embroidered and billowing evening gowns to Salerno. The American brand is restaging the spring 2020 collection presented by appointment during New York Fashion Week. Marchesa to Bring Spring 2020 Collection to Southern Italy | WWD
04222020 Kilometre uses vintage shirts as its canvas to express the meridians and parallels of travel. The shirts take their wearers on a journey down the road least travelled. Procida rather than Capri. Upcycled French 19th Century Dress Shirts | Messy Nessy Chic
04232020 Most people who travel to the Bay of Naples rush to the Godard-famous Capri or the glamorous Ischia and tend to overlook the bay’s smallest but most authentic island, Procida. Refreshingly real, it is home to multicolored houses, dreamy marinas, and secret lemon groves. Tasmania, Procida, and a Paris Suburb: 5 Unexpected Places to Travel This Summer | Vogue
04242020 Casa d’Ambra was established in 1888 and grows the island’s prized Biancolella grapes, used for its Frassitelli label, at 600 meters above sea level on the slopes of Monte Epomeo, the highest point on the thermal island. Casa d’Ambra {Ischia} | the italy edit
04252020 We illuminated the hotel in the colours of the Italian flag to show our support to the rest of the country and act as a beacon of hope for our community. Checking In: Monastero Santa Rosa Hotel & Spa, Amalfi Coast, Italy | Suitcase
04262020 Volunteers in 7 different countries to prepare the future activities in Sorrento Coast, coordinated by the Marine Park of Punta Campanella. 17 young people of different nationalities in connection with work platform online. The protection of the environment, linking Europe also during the pandemic. Erasmus of the sea | Spark Chronicles
04272020 Researchers at Pompeii have found that huge mounds of refuse apparently dumped outside the city walls were in fact “staging grounds for cycles of use and reuse”. Professor Allison Emmerson and her colleagues used soil samples to trace the movement of rubish across the city. Pompeii ruins show that the Romans invented recycling | The Guardian
04282020 He’s a fisherman by nature and when the word lockdown came to southern Italy, he took off as fast as his motorcycle would drive him down to the coast of Cilento where he had a little house by the sea. In total isolation, without tv or wifi, he decided to clean the beach. A Beautiful Italian Quarantine Story | Lylita's Way
04292020 A capsule consisting of eight exclusive styles linked to two of the story motifs in the Le Sirenuse Positano Spring Summer 2020 collection – Que Onda! and Lurex.  Made of soft Italian vachetta leather, the sandals reinterpret some of Ancient Greek Sandals’ most iconic styles in the carefree spirit of the collection’s caftans, dresses and easy separates. Le Sirenuse Positano steps out in Ancient Greek Sandals | Le Sirenuse Journal
04302020 Funky, low-key Peter's Beach is my preferred perch, and when I need a break from the sun, the chef whips up a superb spaghetti alle vongole. Come aperitivo time, his wife mixes an exceptionally good Campari Spritz. Sorrento, Italy | The Sorrentine Peninsula | CN Traveller