Wednesday, September 1, 2021



08012021 Some of the best preserved evidence for gladiators comes from Pompeii, south of modern-day Naples, Italy. There’s the 22,000-seat amphitheater on the east side of town. Early excavators uncovered a trove of gladiator armor at a site on the edge of town that had been turned into a training facility and residence for fighters after an earthquake damaged the local gladiator school. Ancient Rome Fight Club | National Geographic
08022021 Highlighting the gladiators’ more human aspects, their personal stories and function in society. As well as the 160 historical artefacts on show, the Naples-based exhibition also includes a high-tech “seventh section” called Gladiatorimania, hosted in the Museum’s New Wing. Gladiators | Progetto Cultura - Intesa Sanpaolo
08032021 The good life: Chantel Jeffries took to Instagram this week to show her followers that she is having the time of her life during her Italian holiday. The photo's caption, 'Dolce far niche,' may be a misspelling of the local Italian phrase 'dolce far niente' meaning the sweetness of doing nothing. Chantel Jeffries looks stunning as she flashes her tiny waistline in a crop top while enjoying Italy's coastal town of Positano | Daily Mail
08042021 The best ways to book post-pandemic adventures using points and miles. Three nights at the Grand Hotel Cocumella in Sant’Agnello. This is a Small Luxury Hotel (SLH) property, located right on the coast and overlooks the Bay of Naples. Rooms are elegantly designed and there is a huge patio where Bradley and his fiancee can eat dinner with an incredible view. It’s sure to make for a romantic stop on this couple’s honeymoon. Cleared for Takeoff: A business class honeymoon on the Amalfi Coast | The Points Guy
08052021 "After a trip to Ravello, we always dreamed of a wedding there." Since Max and Lauren are both designers, they spent the year before the wedding creating the invitations, menus, program cards, matchbooks, and a myriad of the other big-day details. "Bring Italy and the Amalfi Coast to life.This included local music, style, food, and venues." This Couple Planned and Designed Their Own Destination Wedding in Italy | Martha Stewart
08062021 Italy seems to be the hot spot right now as celebrities are flocking there for summer vacation. Heidi Klum joined that list as she is currently living it up with her husband in Capri. Klum and her husband are celebrating their two year wedding anniversary in Capri as it is the same place where they got married. Heidi Klum is living it up in Italy | ¡Hola!
08072021 One of Southern Italy’s most noble white grapes. It’s mainly from the Greco di Tufo DOCG, an area rich in sulfur. The wines have crisp acidity, flinty minerality and intense flavors that include peach and citrus. The grape’s extremely long growing season further generates complexity, and top bottlings show good mid-term aging potential. From Floral to Flinty, The Indigenous White Wine Grapes of Southern Italy | Wine Enthusiast
08082021 In her latest Instagram post the blonde entrepreneur sat comfortably on a buttercream-colored leather yacht bed with water sparkling behind her. She wore a multi-colored caftan dress with yellow, floral-patterned bikini straps poking out. Nicky Hilton in Italy! The designer shares her spectacular photo album as she visits Positano, Capri and Rome | Daily Mail
08092021 I pass flaked-paint palazzos with laundry strung from every balcony, and elaborate shrines to saints. Padre Pio, Saint Vincenzo Ferreri, the Madonna. Totò, the early-20th-century actor, aka ‘the prince of laughter’, was born here, his former home marked by a mural of the great man, complete with his trademark top hat and sardonic expression. Off the Beaten Track in Italy | National Geographic
08102021 Vanessa Bryant treated her daughters to a lavish European vacation. From making pizza with her daughters to sampling staple Amalfi Coast cocktail limoncello, Vanessa expertly planned the lavish vacation for her daughters. Natalia, Bianka and Capri pose in matching Dolce & Gabbana dresses as they take in the sights and sounds of Capri, Italy. Every Adorable Photo From Vanessa Bryant’s Italy Vacation With Natalia, Bianka and Capri | E! Entertainment Television
08112021 Before and after each summer season, luxe Positano hotel stalwart Le Sirenuse hosts wonderful wellness retreat Dolce Vitality. Just 20 guests have the run of the place for a week of yoga and meditation on the terraces, various classes and massage treatments and hikes along the ancient trails in the hills behind the property. The Best Wellness Retreats Across Italy | SUITCASE Magazine
08122021 If you are looking for a great way to spend a day or an evening whilst on the Amalfi Coast why not try a vineyard tour and tasting? I was lucky enough to have a small organic and biodynamic vineyard a short drive from where I was staying.  Nestled within the village is Le Vigne di Raito. The views through the vines down to the ocean were breathtaking. A few Days in Vietri Sul Mare - The Gateway To The Amalfi Coast | Tara's Busy Kitchen
08132021 It is an art installation created by Paolo Puddu called “Follow the Shape” at Castel Sant’Elmo. This young Neapolitan artist created a tactile experience different from the visual one by using the braille writing system to “describe” Naples landscape and reveal the unseen to blind people. Does This Braille Railing Describe Scenic Views in Naples? |
08142021 The remains of a 12-year-old boy wearing a warrior's bronze belt have been found at Pontecagnano, an outpost of the Etruscan civilisation in southern Campania. "It's a find of great significance," said archeologist Gina Tomay of the boy, who lived in the IV century BC and was discovered with two ceramic cups at his feet, one for food in the afterlife and the other for the wine that would ensure him a place at the banqueting ceremony called symposium. Boy's remains found in Etruscan outpost in Campania | ANSA
08152021 And Billie was bitten by the travel bug again over the weekend when she shared some gorgeous views of her trip to the Amalfi Coast. The 29-year-old American Horror Story star saluted the nearby clocktower in Capri with what looked like a sparkling Americano or Negroni. Billie Lourd stuns in a crimson dress as she takes in the beauty of Positano during getaway with fiance Austin Rydell and their son Kingston | Daily Mail
08162021 Towards the end of the fourth book, we learn that Lila is researching the history of Napoli, and so after all the lived experiences we also get a tourist guide treatment of the place. There is no doubt that Napoli is its own thing, with its own language, no doubt influenced by the cultures of the other side of the Mediterranean. Ferrante takes readers to Napoli in novels on friendship, betrayal | DAILY SABAH
08172021 Campania is closely linked with the Mediterranean Diet, because it was the summer home of the “father of the Mediterranean Diet,” Ancel Keys. He and his wife and collaborator Margaret, and other colleagues, did their early field research in Campania, working from their summer house near the small village of Pioppi, on the coast south of Salerno in the Cilento region. Spotlight On: Campania, Italy | OLDWAYS
08182021 "My favorite version is with pork ribs. This version of Neapolitan ragù," continues the Campania-born chef, "is simpler and less rich than the traditional one, designed to lighten a very substantial dish." The only unwritten rule is to clear your plate by mopping up the sauce with bread, a ritual known as fare la scarpetta. A Neapolitan Ragù Primer | La Cucina Italiana
08192021« For several years I have wanted to give myself this gift, my country house, where my family was born. Here relives my story, my life. I am excited and proud of what we are doing together with my team ». At the head of the brigade, there will be my pupil chef Nicola Somma, from Gragnano. Ticciano, Antonino Cannavacciuolo: "I am happy to be able to host friends and customers in my new old home", expected to open in early August | Holiday Coast
08202021 Experiencing the authors’ and their characters’ worlds and reading passages as he goes along. First up was Southern Italy, more specifically, Naples, home to Ferrante’s novel series. The rest of the episode took Grant to Vesuvius, Pompeii and the picturesque Positano, where he stayed in the room where Patricia Highsmith created her most famous character, Tom Ripley. Write Around the World with Richard E Grant, BBC4, review: A love letter to books – once the jealousy subsides | The i Paper
08212021 Unjustly little-known are the ruins of ancient Capua, a town that, under Roman rule, was so wealthy and beautiful that Cicero referred to it as “Altera Roma,” the other Rome. Santa Maria Capua Vetere’s landmark monument is the Anfiteatro Campano, the largest in Italy after the Colosseum, for which it probably served as a model. Not Just Pompeii - Campania’s Best Archeological Sites | Italy Magazine
08222021 SSC Napoli is pleased to announce that from the 2021/2022 season, Amazon will be the official sleeve sponsor of the Azzurri Club. Starting from the next match at the Maradona Stadium, and until the end of the 2022/2023 season, the Amazon logo will be visible on the left sleeve of the blue shirt accompanying SSC Napoli in all the official competitions scheduled, both Italian and international. Amazon for two seasons official sponsor of Napoli's sleeve | Italy24 News
08232021Several cast members from Netflix's hit reality show Selling Sunset flew into Naples before heading down south to the Amalfi Coast. The group has been taking to Instagram to share snaps from the beginning of their trip, from silly late-night shenanigans on the flight there to panoramic shots of their stunning five-star hotel in Positano. Selling Sunset Cast Jets Off to Italy During Filming Break | People
08242021 Inside Eco Capri, the history and artistic style of the island come together to celebrate the work of Letizia Cerio, one of Capri’s most captivating artists. Her creative designs, many of them inspired by things she saw on the island, are the basis for Eco Capri’s custom line of clothing, accessories, and home décor – all of it imagined and brought to life by her grandson, Federico Alvarez de Toledo. 48 Hours on... Capri | Italia! Guide - Lakes and Islands
08252021 A “done right” passed down from generation to generation, which now looks to the future by building relationships with designers, artists and today’s youth. The ceramics of Capodimonte remain a global icon, noted and enjoyed for their unique paste — soft and milky white, created from a fusion of various clays mixed with Feldspar — for their modeling, for their finishes, and for the final shaping. Inside the Royal Factory of Capodimonte | Elle Decor
08262021 The 2022 Pirelli Calendar, titled "On the Road," by musician Bryan Adams celebrates some of the world's best musical talents from diverse nationalities, music genres, ages, and levels of experience. "On the Road" shares an intimate look at musicians on tour during different stages of the day. Normani, Cher, and Saweetie Star in Pirelli's 2022 Calendar Dedicated to Musicians on Tour | POPSUGAR
08272021 The station was carefully designed and built with respect for the archaeological heritage of the location, keeping in mind the important relationship between architecture and history. Several findings were even unearthed during the station’s construction — the base of a temple dating back to the first century AD, a flavian-era portico, and a gymnasium running track — and preserved as an evocative museum space. Fuksas-designed 'Duomo' station merges archaeology with infrastructure in Napoli | designboom
08282021 The 48-year-old How I Met Your Mother actor goofed off as paparazzi snapped some photos of him while on vacation in Nerano, Italy. Neil then joined his husband and a few friends as they headed out on a dock to snap some pictures of the sea before heading to a restaurant for lunch. Neil Patrick Harris Goofs Off for the Cameras on Vacation in Italy! | Just Jared
08292021 " The newlywed niece of Princess Diana shared several pics from her honeymoon tour of Italy. Lady Spencer posted a series of pics from a stopover in the hillside town of Positano on the Amalfi coast. In one pic, she wore a vibrant sleeveless dress with a verbana daisy print. Lady Kitty Spencer Shares Gorgeous Pics of Her Italian Honeymoon Tour | Harper's Bazaar
08302021 Engineer and designer Valerio Rivellini was chosen to receive the 'One to Watch' award, recognizing him as a talent to watch closely because "we believe his contribution will grow even further in the future. We are fascinated by his ability to create beautiful and above all innovative designs on yachts of different sizes.” His most recent project, Evo V8, a revolutionary 24-meter. Best of the Best di Robb Report: Valerio Rivellini è One to Watch | PressMare
08312021 Plenty of other archaeological and historical evidence paints the buried city as a diverse place, full of people and cultures from around the Roman world. Zuchtriegel described evidence of Greek theater in town as “another tessera of a large mosaic” that was Pompeii’s cultural life. Pompeii tomb reveals formerly enslaved man’s rise to wealth and power | Ars Technica

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  1. National Geographic, August 2021, Gladiators - The Real Life Behind.