Monday, May 31, 2021

 CAPRI IS A PARADISE ANYTIME OF YEAR A villa built in the 1950s, just a stone’s throw from the bustling central piazzetta, as a contemporary family home. “I wanted to respect the primary design,” dell’Uva says of the original structure, largely defined by its undulating concrete roof—a modernist riff on a traditional Capriote vaulted stone dwelling. A Villa on Capri With Sweeping Views | Giuliano Andrea dell'Uva | Elle Decor

Sunday, May 30, 2021

RESURRECTING ANCIENT WINE Pliny the Elder, living nearby Pompeii in 77 CE wrote of the “vine-growing hills and noble wine of Campania”. In 1996, the local Campanian winemaker, Mastroberardino, cultivated and processed grapes - like the Piedirosso - using Roman techniques and created the Villa dei Misteri wine: ruby red in colour with a complex taste. Pompeii is famous for its ruins and bodies, but what about its wine? | The Conversation

Saturday, May 29, 2021

NO RESERVATION NEEDED Suspended above the sea combining new art & design with that view. The place to be for sunset drinks. Franco’s Bar pays homage to Don Francesco Saverio dei Marchesi Sersale restless energy, his exquisite taste, his love of Positano’s cultured Mediterranean dolce vita. Franco's | FindGlocal

Friday, May 28, 2021

 FROM A TINY COFFEE BEAN ROASTING WORKSHOP TO A WORLD FAMOUS COMPANY Naples has long been known as the capital of Italian coffee, which developed the principles of dark roasting. The range of Kimbo product is diverse: they produce coffee in beans, ground, in capsules, in bag, in cans. The company implements noteworthy programs, one of which is "designer coffee". History of success. Kimbo |

Thursday, May 27, 2021

A QUIET REVIVAL Ischia offers the more authentic Italian experience. As Virtuoso advisor Jolene Detillion says, “It’s the Amalfi coast without the craziness.” Besides the blissful spa scene, the region is home to lively port towns, artists, seaside coves and sandy beaches, family-run wineries, and a culinary scene. Where to Find Italy’s Best-Kept Secrets | Virtuoso

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

 A BENCHMARK FOR POTENT AGLIANICO Salvatore Molettieri makes three noteworthy Aglianico bottlings from his Cinque Querce vineyard, with barrel aging ranging from two to five years. “Aglianico needs time,” says Giovanni, the family’s enologist and agronomist. “Time in the vineyards, time in the winery, time in the cellar.” The Tractor of Montemarano (Touring Campania, Part 4) | Wine Spectator

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

I NEEDED TO STIMULATE MY SENSES... RAVELLO WOULD DO THAT For rookie chef Santa Montefiore, learning art of Italian home cooking was the perfect antidote to her busy life. "I have never been a good cook. But with Mamma Agata I learned to make a delicious Napoli sauce and a truly delectable lemon cake. But I think Mamma Agata's greatest gift is enthusiasm, and that's not something you can learn from a cookery book." Recipe for success | woman&home

Monday, May 24, 2021

 THE FOREVER GREEN ISOLA The largest among all the islands of the Phlegraean Archipelago. The mountainous Ischia has a roughly trapezoidal shape and measures about 7 km in length with a maximum width of 10 km. The island is primarily composed of volcanic rocks with the extinct volcano Mount Epomeo - of 788 m - in the heart of the island. Ischia |

Sunday, May 23, 2021

THE BEST FISHERMEN IN THE AREA To try the local cuisine of the Amalfi Coast, in Cetara that of Trattoria Al Convento, with an outpost dedicated to street food in the square: La Cuopperia del Convento. Cetarii is a shop in front of the beach, selling canned fish and offers different types of tuna tastings, appetizers and sandwiches. A Dispatch From the Land of Anchovies | La Cucina Italiana

Saturday, May 22, 2021

LIMONCELLO & PROSECCO Two of Italy’s most popular drinks duet here: the gorgeous lemon liqueur of the Amalfi coast and Veneto’s fizz. Sorrento Sparkle cocktail recipe | The Telegraph

Friday, May 21, 2021

 POSITANO IN THE BACKGROUND - WHAT A STUNNING VIEW! While the trail can be hiked in either direction, it is recommended that the trail be followed east to west, from Bomerano to Nocelle, rather than vice versa. This allows for the best views and for an easier hike. A Guide to the Path of the Gods on Italy’s Amalfi Coast | Be My Travel Muse

Thursday, May 20, 2021

ISCHIA HAS ALWAYS HAD MY HEART AND ALWAYS WILL Touring the vineyard, under the skilled eye of co-owner Sara D’Ambra, a young and energetic woman with a great smile and a warm manner, is a must do when I visit Ischia. And then, after the tour, you enter the main office, where Sara breaks out a selection of her best wines and serves them with a platter filled with cheese, prosciutto, salami and oven-fresh bread. Five Things I Can’t Wait to Do When I Finally Get Back to Ischia | The Daily Beast

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

GIADA MAKES AN ANNUAL TRIP TO ITALY "It’s hard to say what my favorite place is! Each area is great for its own reasons — I love the energy of Rome, but I also love the sprawling Tuscan hills, and the Amalfi Coast and Capri will always have my heart.” Why Giada De Laurentiis Had Some Days in Italy With Bobby Flay Where She Thought ‘OK, I’ve Had Enough of Him’ | Showbiz Cheat Sheet

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

CAMPANIA, ENTRANCE AT THE SPIRIT OF ITALY'S SOUTH (...) imagine yourself on the beaches of Procida, eating a melt-in-your- mouth mozzarella di bufala in Paestum or taking in the sights and sounds of the bustling city of Naples. Bellissimo Magazine - Spring 2021 | ITALY Magazine

Monday, May 17, 2021

GELATO IN POSITANO The peninsula famous pastel seaside towns of Positano, Praiano and Amalfi. Their private beaches and iconic rows of parasols. The scorching heat of the sun on the concrete where locals sunbathed, lovers kissed and kids dove tirelessly. Photographer Mickaël Cornelus takes us to the Amalfi Coast | Russh

Sunday, May 16, 2021

'HIC SUNT LEONES' Casa Morra and the Goethe-Institut Neapel are set to pay tribute to the German artist Joseph Beuys as this year marks the centenary of his birth. Reflecting on Beuys’ cultural heritage and travels to the Italian city between 1971 and 1985, “Beuys e Napoli” will host film screenings from the Mario Franco Archive, part of the Fondazione Morra archives, and will present a series of photographs by Gerardo di Fiore. Beuys 100 years: Beuys and Naples | Artvisor

Saturday, May 15, 2021

 THE ISLAND LOVED BY A PUBLISHING MAGNATE (AN ISCHIA-PHILE) On the advice of Angelo Rizzoli, many Italians set their movies in Ischia. International fame brought more and more tourists, but many islanders had been recruited as extras in Hollywood movies, and were already well off. Hence the rise in the number of guesthouses and small and large hotels, with a consequent decrease in greenery, although it still dominates in many areas. The Amalfi Coast Is Worth Visiting, Even In Winter | HuffPost

Friday, May 14, 2021

THE OTHER ASPECTS OF WOMEN LIVES: THEIR HOPES, LOVES AND AMBITIONS The people of ancient Pompeii believed their town had a divine patron: Venus, the goddess of love. Wandering Pompeii’s ruined streets today, or visiting the nearby National Archaelogical Museum in Naples, you are struck by the abundance of images of the goddess. Rewriting the women of the ancient world | Reader's Digest

Thursday, May 13, 2021

SEASIDE CHARMS There’s Chiaiolella beach, unencumbered by steep cliffs and facing the open sea, and Ciraccio, with its two colossal rock stacks on the west coast. I head to Spiaggia di Chiaia - writes Kate Wickers - a narrow stretch of sand with beautiful vistas to the pastel higgle-piggle houses of Marina di Corricella that lies at the bottom of cliff-hugging zig-zag steps, descended to from Via Pizzaco. This is a local haunt popular for an early evening swim. Picture Perfect Procida | Italia! magazine

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

BACK TO "COCCO BELLO, COCCO FRESCO" Santa Maria di Castellabate is a fishing village along the Cilento coast with an historic center and the tower of Palazzo Perrotti built at the edge of the water. And what a beach. Punta Licosa is widely regarded as having some of the clearest water in the Tyrrhenian Sea, perfect for diving. 7 Of Italy’s Most Affordable And Beautiful Beach Resorts | Forbes

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

 ROCKY CLIFFS, MARITINE PINES, OLIVE TREES AND FINE GOLDEN SAND The Cilento is definitely one of the most beautiful and wild areas of Campania, in Italy. In 2021, 13 beaches of Cilento were awarded blue flags, thanks to the clear and clean sea, the beaches, marinas and excellent quality services. The most beautiful beaches in Cilento, Campania, Southern Italy | Live Salerno

Monday, May 10, 2021

LA MIA BELLISSIMA NAPOLI Since the world is opening again, so is my beautiful city Napoli, its islands and Amalfi Coast. I made extended guides with the new feauture of instagram of all my favorite places. It almost feels like I wrote a book (...). Go check it out and book your trip! katkerkhofs | Instagram

Sunday, May 9, 2021

FIORI DI CAPRI With all of its fragrances strictly related to Capri—think: the environment, plants, and flowers of the island—Carthusia has a storied history with the beautiful destination. The company’s offerings are dedicated to a sophisticated traveler who seeks elegance and tradition in a perfume; someone who would like to immerse themselves in the olfactory heart of the island. Beauty Made in Italy Spotlight: Carthusia | Daily Front Row

Saturday, May 8, 2021

GUIDE TO ISCHIA W.H. Auden sums up the holiday spirit in his poem, Ischia, ‘your ambient peace/ is a cure for, ceasing to think/ Of a way to get on, we/ Learn to simply wander about.’ Issimo is one of our favourite blogs – with recipes and an excellent travel guide to Campania to get you in the mood. An Amalfi State of Mind | A Little Bird

Friday, May 7, 2021

 WHAT MAKES THIS AMALFI COAST VILLAGE SO SPECIAL Here’s a typical scene in Minuta, one of the most beautiful spots in Scala. Time seems to stand still in this quiet piazza - that is until the clattering of hooves accompanies donkeys and mules passing through. Sometimes they stop for a drink from the fountain and it’s cool mountain water. Advice for Choosing a Place to Live or Visit Like a Local in Italy | Rediscover Italy Podcast 

Thursday, May 6, 2021

HIC HABITAT FELICITAS The Italian initiative comes ahead of the launch of the European Union's (EU) digital green certificate. Italy is home to many of the world's greatest works of art, architecture and gastronomy, and has more Unesco World Heritage cultural sites than any other country. Among its popular attractions are Pompeii, where visitors can walk in the footsteps of ancient Romans. Italy has unveiled plans to welcome travelers in May | Lonely Planet

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

THERE ARE PARTS OF OLD ITALY STILL ALIVE IN SMALLER TOWNS In Sorrento, people still buy from the fishermen who pull up at wharves along the coast, and there are lemon orchards for limoncello that’s still made the old fashioned way. We found potters, artists, and cafes where even the service feels Italian, offering classic espresso (caffè) and cappuccino to enjoy as you walk, or sit on a patio. The joys of authentic, historic Italy | Powell’s Travels |  The GATE

 EVERY LOCAL TOWN AND VILLAGE HAS A UNIQUE AND INTERESTING HISTORY Take Furore, so named after ‘the sound of the raging sea pounding against the valley below’. The fjord here has been a natural harbour, known for its flourishing trade, for centuries, but the town is also known as the Italian Neverland, or the country that does not exist, as it has no centre — it’s merely a collection of homes and buildings. The Amalfi Coast: ‘There is more to see and do here than any words could ever give justice to’ | Country Life Magazine

Monday, May 3, 2021

 THE CULTIVATION TERRITORIES ARE LOCATED NEAR THE SEA The new I Rossi range works well with Armando products, the high-quality pasta line made exclusively with Italian wheat. Grown in Valle dell'Irno in Cilento, Armando yellow plum tomatoes have a sweet delicate flavor. Small in size, they are placed whole in water and salt to preserve their intense flavor. Ideal for gourmet pizzas and fish or vegetable dishes, or in salads. Armando introduces new range of plum tomato products | FreshPlaza

Sunday, May 2, 2021

AN AUTHENTIC, FULLY LICENSED RECREATION OF NAPOLI Konami pens exclusive rights on SCC Napoli, the top-tier Italian football club, in their future games (eFootball Pro Evolution Soccer series)Starting from the 2022/23 football season, the eFootball PES series will be the only real-time football simulation game. Konami has skillfully fought an industry giant (EA Sports FIFA series) when it comes to licensing, by allowing players to import club kits and badges, change names, etc. Konami announces long-term partnership with SSC Napoli |

Saturday, May 1, 2021

THE POSTMODERN POMPEIAN HOTEL The MGallery Habita 79 Hotel & Spa is just 200 metres from the entrance to the Unesco World Heritage Site of Pompeii. Guests will be able to enjoy the ultra-contemporary rooftop, which commands views out over Pompeii’s archaeological site and Mount Vesuvius, and relax in bright, modern interiors housing 79 roomps and suites with tailor-made design. 2021 hotlist: Accor’s top five hotel openings | TOPHOTELNEWS

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