Saturday, May 1, 2021

APRIL 2021


04012021 A glimpse into the lives of the era’s rich and famous. When you get off the Circumvesuviana train, at the city of Torre Annunziata, the map says you’re in a UNESCO World Heritage site. Here in Oplontis, you’re rewarded with one of the most divine feelings travel can deliver—the flutter of discovering a hidden treasure. Buried by Vesuvius, this ancient villa is an overlooked alternative to Pompeii | National Geographic
04022021 A show on gladiators featuring the most famous collection of gladiatorial weapons and accoutrements in the world opened virtually at Naples' National Archaeological Museum (MANN). Of the over 160 pieces on show, more than 50 are the arms held by MANN, which have been accompanied by precious loans. Museum director Paolo Giulierini said "the show aims to tell not only the myth but also the human dimension of the gladiator. Gladiator show opens in Naples | ANSA
04032021 The three original Aglianico bottlings remain the core of the estate: Taurasi Vigna Macchia Dei Goti (barrel aged for 18 months and released after three years) and a pair of Irpinia appellation reds, barrel aged four and eight months, respectively. “The beauty of Aglianico is that, after a few years, it is good,” Caggiano says. “But then the more it ages, the better it gets.” Taurasi’s Renaissance Man | Wine Spectator
04042021 Metamorfosi Remixes Vol. 1 , sees seven artists revisiting tracks. The first of four volumes and a compilation of remixes, where legendary fellow Neapolitan Gaetano Parisio turns in an electro-flecked remix of ‘Anything Is Possible’, bringing a dose of vocoders and crisp, punchy drums. Joseph Capriati presents ‘Metamorfosi Remixes Vol. 1’ on Redimension | The Groove Cartel
04052021 Hailing from Naples by way of Russia, Anfisa Letyago is quickly becoming one of techno’s most talked about new talents. “It’s a city of art with an infinite and immense musical culture that has produced so many artists who’ve had such impact on the underground scene worldwide,” Anfisa says. “Moving to Naples, I was able to find and experience acts like Marco Carola and Gaetano Parisio, along with other visiting DJs from the US. Introducing: Anfisa Letyago | Beatportal
04062021 Kappa and S.S.C. Napoli‘s collaborative jersey that paid tribute to the late Diego Maradona is finally set to launch in the U.S.. Switching their traditional block color to light blue striping as a nod to the kit worn by Maradona and his Argentinian team in the 1986 World Cup, each jersey is crafted using stretch fabric with Hydro-Way Protection technology. Kappa and Napoli's Diego Maradona Tribute Jersey Set for U.S. Launch | HYPEBEAST
04072021 Vincenzo Notaro founded Officina Mirabilis an ethical and communication advertising agency that operates in the Vesuvian area, and for which he works as creative director. Together with Valeria Nazzaro, content curator for Officina Mirabilis, Vincenzo follows the beautiful things from the territory by offering a series of services ranging from the creation of the logo to advertising strategies, consultancy and press office for events. The Good From 'Sud' | Napulitanamente
04082021 Naples, Italy native Cristiana Dell’Anna has landed the lead role of U.S. Catholic nun Frances Xavier Cabrini in Alejandro Monteverde’s true story feature retelling Cabrini. Production starts June 28 in Buffalo, NY and NYC. HBO Max ‘Gomorrah’ Star Cristiana Dell’Anna To Play U.S. Catholic Saint Mother Cabrini In New Indie Feature | Deadline Hollywood
04092021 At Hotel Le Agavi, you can find the “sea and the sky in a close embrace.” But the natural surroundings aren’t all that’s available within the property. Check out the dinner options at La Serra or the Remmesse Beach House, which offers the chance to enjoy your own private beach in the heart of Positano. The Seven Most Luxurious Hotels in Positano | Forbes
04102021 This pond is in the tropical greenhouse of an extensive set of landscaped gardens called Giardini La Mortella, located on the island of Ischia. The gardens were established in 1950 by the British composer William Walton and his wife Susana. The design was by landscape architect Russell Page. The water feature ('Bocca') is by the British sculptor Simon Verity. Water lily pond and sculpture | Science Photo Library
04112021 We travel with a group of distinguished musicians who play in a series of private concerts exclusively for our guests in the music room at La Mortella. Today La Mortella (one of the world’s most famous gardens) is a foundation, expertly managed by Alessandra Vinciguerra and her devoted team who ensure that the Walton’s legacy thrives today. The Kirker Ischia Music Festival | Kirker Holidays
04122021 My perfect route begins in Sorrento for some sightseeing and views from Mount Vesuvius. From there, we’ll drive through Positano, taking in the stacked hills and chic cafés, before heading to Amalfi to admire the Cattedrale di Sant'Andrea. The ultimate travel bucket list for Europe | Conde Nast Traveller
04132021 "Put a compass to paper and trace a circle. Then tell me which other country has such a concentration of places like Amalfi, Naples, Ischia, Procida, Sorrento, Positano, Pompeii, and Capri," Diego della Valle says, without waiting for an answer. Captain Italia | Town & Country Magazine
04142021 The German-born archaeologist tells us about his fascination with the ancient world and the need to involve Pompeii visitors in the discovery process. Zuchtriegel has spent the past five years running the archaeological park of Paestum, his leadership has brought digital communications and a rebranding, as well as new excavations and the exponential growth of partnerships and visitor numbers. Pompeii's new director Gabriel Zuchtriegel: how archaeology moves beyond the 'elitist male gaze' of history | The Art Newspaper
04152021 With its five floors, the Royal Palace of Caserta in southern Italy is the world's largest palace if measured by volume with over 71 million cubic feet. Completed in 1845, the Royal Palace contains 1,200 rooms and a 450-seat theater. The biggest royal palaces, ranked | Insider
04162021 About forty kilometers north of Naples, inland, the Palace of Charles of Bourbon is a majestic wonder, recognized by the UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Due to the size and elegance of the building, and especially due to the fantastic park with fountains, ponds, meadows and woods, you cannot miss it. Discover Caserta and its Royal Palace near Naples | Alitalia
04172021 Naples, “Napoli” in Italian, is among one of the oldest continuously inhabited urban regions. If you have only one day (or part of one) to tour Naples, an excellent choice would be a stroll along the famous seafront Lungomare Caracciolo promenade, a favorite among locals and heralded as one of the most beautiful walks in the world. Get a virtual taste of the history and cuisine of Naples, Italy | Usa Today
04182021 The Days of Abandonment, about a wife who abandons her own dreams to raise a family and is shocked when her husband suddenly leaves her, was published in 2002 and preceded Ferrante’s Neapolitan Quartet novels, which became international bestsellers. Natalie Portman to star in HBO adaptation of an Elena Ferrante novel | Jerusalem Post
04192021 Located inside the Castel Sant’Elmo, the Napoli NinetyNine Foundation uses art to promote the city of Naples. Tourism posters from 24 of the world’s most notable graphic designers. It is especially interesting to see how artists from across the world view Naples at the intersection of ancient history and modernity, by employing Neapolitan folkloric tropes. Five Virtual Tours of Naples on Google Arts & Culture | Sauced & Found
04202021 Before Amalfi became a ritzy tourist destination, it was the first maritime republic of what is now Italy. Trade was vital, and about a thousand or so years ago lemons were imported. They thrived on this mountainous terrain, and became a key ingredient in the culinary landscape – used in dishes, and even painted onto them. A sweet life: Growing lemons on the Amalfi Coast | CBS News
04212021 I proposed to my wife at Le Sirenuse, the impossibly beautiful hotel cut into the cliffs of Positano, so I’m a bit partial to the place. I popped the question on our balcony, at sunset, overlooking the Amalfi Coast, and after we telephoned family back in the States with the news, we floated downstairs to the bar and proceeded to celebrate. Positano, Please! | Air Mail
04222021 The book opens with Lucie Churchill arriving on the island of Capri with her cousin Charlotte. But this isn’t your average wedding – not even by Capri standards. This is a lavish affair set in the island’s most captivating and historic spots, all beautifully described in luscious detail by Kwan (author of Crazy Rich Asians). Things get a little, well, steamy like a summer night on Capri can be. Book Review | Sex and Vanity by Kevin Kwan | Ciao Amalfi
04232021 Launching in 2021, Holly & Gianluca -  from ristorante Michel'angelo - will continue to share their love of the island, its mouth-watering local produce and traditions through cooking classes, tasting sessions, aperitivo evenings, olive harvests, private events, art and cultural workshops, relaxation activities and much more on their farm adjacent to the Grotta Azzurra. Episode #042: Come away to Capri! | Untold Italy
04242021 Where the Condé Nast Traveller editors are going on holiday this summer. Our editors reveal the summer hot spots they're holidaying in this year – from sleepy seaside towns in Cornwall to watching the world go by in Naples. Sarah James, assistant digital editor: "heading for Italy’s Amalfi Coast, one of my bucket-list road-trip destinations." Summer holiday ideas 2021 from the editors of Condé Nast Traveller | CN Traveller
04252021 “If you imagine Naples as a body, coffee is the blood flowing through it,” said Marino Niola, an anthropologist. The city put forward an application for recognition of the Neapolitan coffee culture. In Naples, what was at play with the Unesco candidacy touched on some deeply rooted identity issues. Coffee Clash: Honors for Espresso Divide Italians | The Wall Street Journal
04262021 Capri's wilder, more remote side can be explored through its network of footpaths, but to get a sense of the place, you need to get down to the sea. A gentle chug around the island reveals secret coves and sea caves, tiny scraps of beach you can't get to by land, villas hidden among folds of the cliffs, and towering rock formations looming over inky-blue depths. An insider guide to Capri, Italy's big-hitting island - Conde Nast Traveller
04272021 With an Italian father, Roberto Pagliarulo paints the coastline of Amalfi as a means of exploring his cultural heritage. An exceptional colourist, he pictures Italy as a romantic dream-place, populated by classical statues, mythical messengers and pink trees. 6 contemporary landscape artists pushing past tradition | Rise Art
04282021 Happily, the ad goes about it in humorous fashion, showing a dad navigating devastating destruction in ancient Italy as he tries to find out facts for his daughter’s project on Pompeii using the Alexa. New Amazon Alexa ad takes viewers back to Pompeii | Creative Review
04292021 The program plans to arrive by Saturday 1st May to the administration of the first dose of vaccine against Covid-19 to the entire population of Procida (more or less ten thousand inhabitants) aged 18 and over. A good news for a beautiful reality in our country that will soon have the honor and pleasure of being the Italian Capital of Culture. Travel to Procida, the splendid Covid-free island of Italy | Italy24 News English
04302021 Residents of the small Italian island of Ischia are eagerly awaiting a boatload of vaccines, promised by a decree signed late last week, that will create herd-immunity among the island’s 70,000 inhabitants. Once everyone has had the shot, they can declare the island a Covid-free zone. “It shouldn’t be a battle of who wins out and who doesn’t,” said Luca D'Ambra, chairman of the Ischia and Procida hoteliers association. A Small Italian Island Is Set to Win Big From Europe’s Tourism Revival | Bloomberg

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  1. DEAGOSTINI/GETTY IMAGES, Frescoes at Villa A in Oplontis