Saturday, June 6, 2020

QUANDO, QUANDO, QUANDO Italy’s first post-lockdown shindig, will be the annual Ischia Global Film and Music Fest, renamed “Ischia Smart 2020” this year, and set to be held July 12-19 on the island of Ischia off the coast of Naples. Carolina Rosi will serve as president of the upcoming 18th edition, says fest founder and chief Pascal Vicedomini. Italian Summer Film Festivals Are Forging Ahead With Physical Editions | Variety



Friday, June 5, 2020

@LACENOLANDIA If outdoor activities are more your thing, Irpinia has you covered. The area surrounding the Lago di Laceno has hiking, skiing, and a plethora of other outdoor activities. The area itself also boasts several restaurants that serve typical Irpinian cuisine. Top 10 places to visit in Irpinia | Irpinia Stories

Thursday, June 4, 2020

ENOTOURISM? PLAN A VISIT IN CAMPANIA! Visitors can feasibly use the ancient city of Naples as their base camp and make daily day trips to the region. Alternatively, they can plant themselves in the heart of wine country, in and around towns such as Avellino and TaurasiThe World’s Top 10 Wine Destinations for 2020 | VinePair


Wednesday, June 3, 2020

#MirrorTheWorld British designer Vivienne Westwood has launched her latest project, a digital campaign to discover beauty. And within this platform, the Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli (MANN), represents the Belpaese through the lens of Luigi Spina. The National Archaeological Museum represents Italy in Vivienne Westwood’s cultural platform | All About Italy

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

FOUNTAINS & WATERFALLS Many of Europe's parks and gardens were created at the request of the kings, queens, princes and princesses. Some have exceptional qualities or stunning styles that put them on the map for visitors vacationing in Italy. Royal Gardens of Europe: The Royal Palace of Caserta | NEWS18.com

Monday, June 1, 2020

VOLARE (OH, OH) Set within Ischia’s rocky coastline can only be reached by walking down hundreds of steep steps or via boat from nearby Sant’Angelo. La Scannella has two cold salt-water pools, a heated swimming pool and easy access to the sea – and the protected cove is a perfect place for snorkeling. Ischia Travel Guide: 6 Places You Need To Visit Now | the italy edit

MAY 2020

THE SFOGLIATELLA PASTRY









05012020 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
05022020 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
05032020 “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
05042020 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
05052020 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
05062020 I added Mt. Vesuvius to the list of volcanoes I’ve conquered. Mount Vesuvius – Hiking the volcano that destroyed Pompeii | Angela Mobile Makeup
05072020 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
05082020 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
05092020 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 | toryburch.com
05102020 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
05112020 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
05122020 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
05132020 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
05142020 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
05152020 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
05162020 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
05172020 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
05182020 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
05192020 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
05202020 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
05212020 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
05222020 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
05232020 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
05242020 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
05252020 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
05262020 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
05272020 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
05282020 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
05292020 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
05302020 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
05312020 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

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 | toryburch.com

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