Saturday, December 1, 2018



11012018 Montella, situated in the Alta Valle del Calore in a territory called Irpinia, is famous to most of us for one thing - chestnuts or 'castagne'. They are so good that they have an official seal of approval, the first vegetable to receive such a recognition in Italy. Chestnuts of Montella | Delicious Italy
11022018 Our chestnut itinerary in Campania among woods, festivals and gastronomy starts from Irpinia where, for example in the high area of the Calore Valley, chestnuts were dried in peasant homes and they were left in wooden attics, exploiting the smoke and the heat of the kitchen below. A typical processing of the Christmas period is the “chestnut of the Priest” whose production area includes the towns of Montella, Bagnoli Irpino, Cassano Irpino, Nusco, Volturara Irpina and the Bolifano countryside in the Montemarano town district. Chesnuts | Campania Foods
11032018 The kitchen is in plain view of your table, it makes you more confident in the food quality.  I love the free starters at these Italian restaurants. Before I could even take a sip of wine, they  presented me with an anchovy on a bed of cous cous. Pepenero – Amazing Restaurant In The Hills Of Campania | Jagabond
11042018 Agropoli makes an excellent base for visiting the sights of the Cilento area) and it’s on the rail line between Naples and Calabria, making it easy to get to even if you don’t have a car. The charming old town of Agropoli was built on a hill on the rocky promontory above the harbor as a defensive measure in the 5th century. Agropoli, Cilento Coast | Martha's Italy
11052018 Umindi and Dadi both have Caribbean roots so they knew they wanted to marry by the water. They looked for seaside locales near their European-based family members and found their dream venue in Ravello, Italy. A Stunning Italian Wedding on the Amalfi Coast | Brides
11062018 Palazzo Caracciolo is located on the edge of the historic centre, and though it's a fair distance from the city waterfront, the main attractions, such as the Archeological Museum, Sansevero Chapel and the city’s best pizzerias, can be reached by foot in under 20 minutes. Palazzo Caracciolo Napoli, Naples, Italy | Telegraph Travel
11072018 Pommella’s signature style is a one-pleat trouser that has all the expertise of Neapolitan tailoring without being too short or too tight. These are classic trousers, tailored to perfection but with wearability and comfort in mind. Pommella Napoli Raises the Bar on Bespoke Trousers | Robb Report
11082018 At first glance, Sofia Ginevra Giannì’s practice is an unapologetic manifesto for flaunting and feeling herself. Renaming herself SAGG Napoli in homage to the city, she began producing “work that doesn’t look like art, but looks like me”. Now, her multimedia mix of semi-autobiographical film, photography and performance is steeped in her own tastes, social and political interests – in a way that is, like her, unmistakably a product of southern Italy. SAGG Napoli | Dazed
11092018 The location is one of the most exclusive of the island of Capri, and the history of the villa is one that goes side by side with the history of the Italian cinema. Lionard Luxury Real Estate is taking care of the sale, for over 10 million euros, of the villa that was built in 1942 for Carlo Ludovico Bragaglia, the director who launched the great actor Totò. In Capri, the villa where Toto' lived, is up for sale | All About Italy
11102018 Antonio and Daniela De Gruttola of Cantina Giardino seek out plots with old vines and great aspects in Irpinia. With the exception of Sophia (which is aged in terracotta amphorae made from clay from the same vineyard that gives it’s grapes) the wines are raised in large casks made from local woods and are bottled unfiltered, with no additions at all. The resulting wines are singular, vivid expressions of grape and place. Cantina Giardino |
11112018 Afterwards we’ll move to another village, giving its name to a fabulous wine: Taurasi. After a pleasant walk through its ancient narrow streets, we will have here an unforgettable lunch based on meat, mushrooms and special cow and sheep cheese from Irpinia region. Irpinia: the Hills where the Best Wines are made! | Naples & Amalfi Tour Guide
11122018 The star of Campanian reds is Aglianico, a grape thought to have been brought to the region by the Greeks when Campania was part of Magna Grecia some 2500 years ago. The versions from around Taurasi in particular produce a magnificent red wine. I have seen vines that were 200-plus years old. There are a number of excellent producers, but I particularly like Cantina Giardino’s Nude and Cantine Lonardo’s Taurasi Riserva. Italian Wines by Region: Campania | Robin Garr
11132018 “I share Celebrity Cruises’ passion for fantastic destinations and my ‘Great Adventures’ offer an eclectic mix of culture, history, famous sights and wildlife, often off the beaten track. He admits that, as an adventurer, cruising seemed a strange choice for him. “I first went to Malta, Sicily and Naples, then across land to Positano on the stunning Amalfi Coast." All at Sea with Ben Fogle | Upscale Living Magazine
11142018 I am a special case, because I love my country very much and I have an eight-hectare organic farm that’s facing the Isle of Capri on the coast. We have a lemon garden, olive garden, vegetable garden and fruit garden. My dogs are there. My best time is when I can stay there. Chef Don Alfonso Iaccarino on eating and travelling around the world | The Globe and Mail
11152018 Underwater archaeologists have discovered monuments, streets, and about 100 tanks that were used in the production of a fermented fish condiment known as garum at Neapolis. "This discovery has allowed us to establish with certainty that Neapolis was a major center for the manufacture of garum and salt fish, probably the largest center in the Roman world. Probably the notables of Neapolis owed their fortune to garum.” Underwater Archaeologists Discover Submerged Ruins off the Coast of Naples | Ancient Origins
11162018 Frequent ferries and hydrofoils leave Beverello, and Mergellina harbors in Naples for the islands. Near the island of Ischia, the smaller Procida and Vivara Islands can be visited too. Day Trips from Naples, Italy | TripSavvy
11172018 Naples offers you the chance to visit some of the most celebrated places in Italy – the Amalfi Coast, Sorrento, the ancient ruins at Pompeii and Herculaneum, and the island of Capri – as well as the historic city of Naples itself. Cruise ships dock on the jetties of the Molo Angioino at the Stazione Marittima, part of Naples’ huge port, with additional jetties during busy times around the waterfront to the north. Naples cruise port guide | The Telegraph
11182018 Procida has been the location of multiple Hollywood and Italian movies, because of [its] natural beauty, its coast, its sea and picturesque and colorful houses. Interview: Procida Film Festival celebrates cinema on picturesque island | Hollywood Soapbox
11192018 With its tangled streets and the highest number of historic churches in the world, Naples is a mess that you should be dying to jump into. Its city center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its incredible historic importance. Photos of Naples and its Chaotic Mixture of Heritage and Natural Beauty |
11202018 Archaeologists have found a fresco in an ancient Pompeii bedroom that depicts a sensual scene of the Roman god Jupiter. The figure of Leda being impregnated by the god in swan form was a fairly common home decoration theme in Pompeii and Herculaneum. Take me to your Leda: sensual Pompeii bedroom art uncovered | The Guardian
11212018 While Rome continues to be the center of the Italian film industry, Naples is stealing the spotlight as a destination for filmmakers. Directors are flocking to the region, along Italy's southern coast, to capture a rarely seen side of the country. Why Naples Is Italy's New Filmmaking Hotspot |The Hollywood Reporter
11222018 The stories are mostly set in Naples, beginning at a time when communists, fascists, the mafia and a devoted teacher with a strong feminist mindset are all forces that shape the girls’ lives. Naples is also a strong character, with many landmarks and neighbourhoods clearly identified, while others are only discernible to people who know the city well. How to spend a day in Elena Ferrante's Naples | The Independent
11232018 Procida is exactly what an island should be: petite, full of small-town charm and offering picture-perfect views of the sea. The smallest of the Flegrean Islands, located just a short boat ride away from Naples, it flies under the radar of its famous neighbor Capri. But it is well worth a visit for its candy-colored houses, delightful seaside eateries and captivating scenery. Insider Italy: 10 Secret Places You Need To Visit Now | Forbes
11242018 We visited the Villa Comunale, part of the gardens in the cloister of San Francesco. The cloisters are built on the ruins of a 7th-century monastery. Here the "Estate Musicale Sorrentina" concert takes place. The Sorrento International Photo School, a gallery highlights photographs by Raffaele Celentano. Sorrento, Italy: A day in the country where the lemons bloom | Mathrubhumi
11252018 Perillo’s Learning Journeys is offering savings per couple on the Valentine’s Day Live Like a Local itinerary in Sorrento, Italy. Six nights’ lodging with continental breakfasts, walking tour of Sorrento, limoncello tasting, airport transfers and taxes. Travel Deals: Cyber Monday specials around the world | Washington Post
11262018 If you’ve done the sceney spots in the Amalfi area, and are looking for similar natural attractions offered in a lower-key, gorgeous setting with the bonus of amazing thermal spas, Ischia should be more than an “I’ll-get-there-some-day” destination. Will Ischia Be Italy's Next Hot Destination? 16 Reasons to Visit Now | Forbes
11272018 The park of the 18th-century Royal Palace of Caserta in Italy. Its “English Garden” is one of the largest and oldest picturesque gardens created in Europe. The Royal Palace of Caserta: Here’s why you must see its waterfalls and fountains | Hindustan Times
11282018 It is the set created for “My brilliant friend”, the TV series directed by Saverio Costanzo based on the novel of the same name by Elena Ferrante. The Rione Luzzatti, the working-class district in the suburbs of Naples and the main setting for the series, has been restored to its 1950s appearance through meticulous reconstruction work – featuring 12 small buildings, 9 studio sets, a church and a tunnel – carried out in a former industrial area on the outskirts of Caserta that occupies a total of 40,000 square meters. Campania/The biggest set in Europe | Cinema & Video International
11292018 The silk producing tradition is being perpetuated by some local families, like the De Negri and Alois families, who have managed to combine the inherited craftsmanship techniques with the latest technology in order to produce fabrics of great beauty and value, such as damasks and brocades. And if you pay attention you will find out that nowadays these fabrics can still be seen in Vatican City, in the Quirinal Palace, in the Kremlin and in the Oval Office of the White House. The hill of San Leucio: the beautiful “realized utopia” | Italia Slow Tour
11302018 Birdcage clock in the Royal Palace at Caserta – a gift from the Queen of France, Marie Antoinette, to her sister, Mary Caroline, Queen of Naples. The Royal Palace at Caserta, near Naples, Italy: it’s big | The Phraser