Wednesday, January 1, 2020



12012019 After working behind-the-scenes on the underground nightclub scene in Naples, Dramna realised he wanted to be on-stage instead. “I love the night, and its magic and mystery,” he explains. “Everything takes another form at night, even people change.” Meet the Leigh Bowery-inspired artist taking over the Italian underground | Dazed
12022019 We also visited Baia, site of ancient Roman villas and therapeutic springs. We entered the Bath of Mercury, a large dome with an oculus that allows a circle of sunlight to fill the space. In that moment, I wished, quite simply, for immersion in the waters. The Secrets of Naples | PaperCity Magazine Houston
12032019 Eurostars Hotel Excelsior is all you need for a perfect luxurious vacation. It houses 130 rooms of varying sizes and shapes. A rooftop restaurant called Terrazza gives you the luxury of enjoying a scrumptious meal as well as a picture-perfect city view. The Best Hotels In Naples For Business Travelers, 2020 | Ceoworld Magazine
12042019 The home of Fiano is Avellino in Campania and it has its own DOCG region within Avellino. The wine itself is very elegant and sophisticated. It has a certain regal bearing and this may be the Princess Diana or Isabella Rossellini of wines. Fiano di Avellino DOCG, Campania | The Wine Beat
12052019 We had our first dinner at La Lampara, so romantic it belongs on a Hallmark card. Every table on the covered patio has a gorgeous view of the gently curving marina. Procida, the Perfect Romantic Getaway in the Bay of Naples | GoNomad
12062019 This fruit stand is next to the beautiful Il San Pietro di Positano hotel and Salvatore, the owner, is a character. His homemade juice is so good and refreshing. You’ll love it! Joanne Palmaro’s guide to Positano on Italy’s Amalfi Coast | Vogue Australia
12072019 I sense an exciting, though sinister energy resonating through the Quartieri Spagnoli district. Yes, Naples really does live up to its exuberant, darkly romantic reputation. Naples, the heart and soul of Italy | IOL Travel
12082019 Airbnb is always a good solution in Italy. In Naples we booked a beautiful room in the city-center with a gorgeous garden and welcoming and helpful hosts. A Travel Guide to Naples – the Soul of Italy | independent people
12092019 Reopening as Capri Palace, Jumeirah in April 2020, this property enjoys an idyllic location in bustling Anacapri, one of the most exclusive and unspoiled parts of the island. Dubai's Jumeirah adds luxury Capri Palace to European portfolio | Arabian Business
12102019 Some of Campania’s red wines (often made from vines that are partly as much as 100 years old) rank with the best from Piedmont, Bolgheri, Chianti Classico and Montalcino. Try wines made by the likes of Cantine Lonardo/Contrade di Taurasi, Guastaferro and Salvatore Molettieri. Campania 2018: Early Appeal And Accessibility | Vinous
12112019 Offering regional and Mediterranean cuisine and using fresh, local produce including citrus fruits from the hotel's own orange grove, Restaurant Terrazza Bosquet, in the heart of Sorrento, is Italian dining at it's best. 5 Things You Need To Do On The Amalfi Coast: Where To Stay, What To Eat And More | Elle
12122019 Through the mountains of Parco Regionale dei Monti Lattari, a church bell tolls as I walk through what would have been the entrance to the 17th-century monastery. Straight ahead: the blue, blue sea of Salerno Bay, stretching out like tarpaulin from a tiny balcony. Monastero Santa Rosa: Stay in a converted monastery on the Amalfi Coast | The Independent
12132019 Join us on this hidden gem of an island, Ischia, the “green” neighbor of Capri and the Amalfi Coast. Indulge in a thermal spa 5* hotel, where we’ll taste mouthwatering cuisine, wine, and take walks to the mysterious castles, beaches, and gardens. Yoga + Thermal Spas + Meditation: Ischia, Italy | thejourneyworthtaking
12142019 Come on in. The water is fantastic. Quite soothing and relaxing, in fact. With the thermal pool — featuring hydro-massaging jets — kept at a constant temperature of 93.2 degrees Fahrenheit, I can understand why. Ischia: Therapeutic waters draw guests to volcanic island spa | Stars and Stripes
12152019 L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele (Napoli) only serves two options: margherita pizza or marinara pizza. Neapolitan pizza is perfect in its simplicity. The lightly bubbled dough, fresh tangy sauce from locally grown tomatoes and rich mozzarella. 10 of the best restaurants in Italy: readers’ tips | The Guardian
12162019 Campania’s modern metodo classico movement began with the Feudi di San Gregorio firm. The winery also makes a metodo classico with white grape Falanghina, but of all the varieties, “the most intriguing and the most promising is Greco”. Metodo Classico, Your Next Italian Sparkling Wine (That Isn’t Prosecco) | Wine Enthusiast
12172019 Estates such as Agnanum, Contrada Salandra and La Sibilla are virtually unknown even in Italy, but they are among the best in the region and even in the country. Only Mustilli, in the more inland area of Sant’Agata dei Goti, makes Falanghina wines of similar quality. Campania: More Than Just Fiano, Greco and Aglianico | Vinous
12182019 Hemingway stayed in the Cilento coast at a hotel in Acciaroli at around the turn of the 1950s, and is believed to have been inspired by the area to write The Old Man and the Sea. It was there he felt a closeness to the old fishermen and became obsessed with the Virgilian legend of Palinurus. Elena Ferrante Naples Tours Are OK, But The Sinful City Has So Much More | The Daily Beast
12192019 The complex Santuario del Soccorso was originally part of an Augustan convent and contains a wooden crucifix that was found by sailors washed up on the nearby shore during a storm in the 15th century; it’s since become at Ischia island the focus of veneration as a protector of seafarers. 10 Best Churches and Cathedrals in the Bay of Naples | Fodor's Travel
12202019 Beaches, healing springs, bays of supernatural green-blue and pastel fishing villages. Hollywood followed. Yet flashier Capri stole the show. Nobody chose to name a style of pant after Ischia. 9 New Italian Hotels to Plan a Trip Around | Condé Nast Traveler
12212019 60 young people join the boxing session three times a week at the Santa Maria della Sanità church, letting out their frustrations on punch bags is a welcome escape from the realities of living in Rione Sanità. From prayer to boxing: Naples church offers jobless youths lifeline | Reuters
12222019 It does not appear on any map of Naples, nor is it in travel guides, and entry is free. And yet, this basement of a typical building in Secondigliano, breathes all things Diego. Melange of Maradona mania with photos, pennants, balls, armbands and shirts, some washed or signed, others not. Modest Maradona museum pays tribute to patron saint of Naples | Capital Sports
12232019 The carbonized food of both wealthy and their slaves will be on display, as well as the decor in well-to-do Pompeiians’ homes. These will include silver pieces used in banquets and frescoes that adorned the walls, as well as pots and pans and drinking vessels from the slaves’ quarters and the kitchens. What Did They Eat at the Last Meal in Pompeii? A New Exhibition Gives Us a Glimpse of Their Strange Menu | Artnet
12242019 As always, the compromise is the best solution: squash two piennolo cherry tomatoes in the oil and the sauce takes on a pale pink color, which we call spaghetti with pink clam sauce. Pizzeria e Trattoria Vigliena, Napoli: Spaghetti with Clams, A Primer | Culinary Backstreets
12252019 Naples is known for its presepe or crèche, the traditional nativity scene.  “You could take a ride along the Amalfi coast, and you’ll see these little Christmas towns that are built into the side of the mountain". ‘Buon Natale’ -- Merry Christmas, Italian style |
12262019 Walking into the Temple of Neptune is like walking inside jungle made of stone colored trees, two stories of columns make the temple properly imposing! You feel small inside it but the sun streaming in from the open roof also makes you feel part of this magnificent creation. Paestum, Italy: how to visit this gem of the ancient world | Learning Escapes
12272019 The Taurasi Radici 2014, produced by Mastroberardino, was praised by experts also for the producers' work in preserving local vines of Campania, beating regions of great wine-producing tradition like Tuscany and Piedmont. Wine: Med labels at the top of competition won by California | ANSAmed
12282019 The wine made from Asprinio (Asprinio meaning tart, tonic with a high level of malic acid) was similar to refined Champagne and won over the Neapolitan Angevin court thanks to that feral note from the grape, picked in climbing up thin and very high wood ladders, called “scalillo". Spiderman wine: Asprinio d’Aversa Drengot | DoctorWine
12292019 Best Bar: Le Sirenuse Champagne Bar at Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club. Amalfi Coast bars perfected the art of aperitivo, and that muse is everywhere at this stylish import from Positano’s Le Sirenuse hotel. Best of the Best 2019: The Winners | Virtuoso
12302019 Conca del Sogno in Nerano is a beach club that is one big party. Have a bottle of rose at lunch and then nap on your boat after. Perfection! Italy Is A Travel Hotspot For 2020 | Forbes
12312019 Always a popular destination for holiday-goers, Naples has seen a 15% increase in property sales over the past year. By being an hour away from Rome (by train) on the coast of the Mediterranean, with a warm climate and Capri and Ischia islands nearby. The Best European Cities To Invest In For 2020 | Forbes