The plaster casts of Romans killed when Mt. Vesuvius erupted in 79 A.D. are internationally famous, but scholars have long known that more people escaped the volcano's destruction of the Bay of Naples than were suffocated by it. New evidence from inscriptions provides clues to where these refugees settled. In a forthcoming open-access article in th...

Are you sure you know everything about Carnival in Italy? We will help you with an excursus that goes from the origins, through the typical masks and sweets of the Italian carnival tradition, up to the indication of the most beautiful carnivals in Italy. The origins of Carnival in Italy and beyond are closely linked to religious culture, as they ar...

Everyone knows that Venice has a famously enchanting Carnevale season. All masks and pageantry and secrets- so befitting of the misty canals and darkened back alleys that dominate this unlikely island city. Notably though, Venice is not the only Italian city that boasts uniquely traditional pre-Lenten festivities to usher in the 40 days of fasting...

"Ua', ma tu la vedi a quella? È tale e quale alla signora bionda che sta in fondo alla strada". L'anziana donna che ha catturato l'attenzione dei bambini dei Quartieri spagnoli è Tarantina, uno degli ultimi femminielli della zona, oggi ottantenne, ritratto dal "madonnaro" di via Toledo, l'artista Vittorio Valiante sul muro di via Concezione a Monte...

Non tutti lo sanno, ma Bradley Cooper ha origini italiane. Per la precisione napoletane e abruzzesi. È lo stesso attore a rivelarlo con orgoglio, raccontando la sua infanzia e il tempo trascorso con i nonni. Nato negli Stati Uniti, a Filadelfia, Bradley Cooper è figlio di un irlandese e di una donna di origini italiane. I nonni materni, infatti, so...

The National Archeological Museum of Naples, MANN, has unveiled its program for 2019-2020, and it’s rich with outstanding exhibitions, the awaited re-opening of important sections, and the restyling of others. The program has been called ‘Mann at Work’ and, in the words of its director, Paolo Giulierini, “In 2020, Naples will have an archeological...

New street art celebrating Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan novels was unveiled this week in the city that inspired them. The murals, officially unveiled on Monday, adorn the walls of a public library in Rione Luzzatti, the working-class neighbourhood wedged behind the city's train tracks where Ferrante's four novels are believed to be set. They show th...

"I spent so much time abroad that I almost forgot what it means to be British," writes photographer Sam Gregg on his website. Born in London in 1990, Sam travels relentlessly around the world in search of his next subject. He has, for instance, visited Bangkok to photograph the notorious Klong Toey, and Phuket to capture the legendary Festival of t...

Castelli medievali, fortezze e incredibili balconi sul mare. Piccoli angoli di paradiso che rendono la nostra Campania ancor più bella e ricca. Sono i Borghi più belli in Campania che hanno ricevuto il riconoscimento di “Borghi più belli in Italia”. Questi gioielli in Campania sono 11. Di seguito un fantastico itinerario tra questi luoghi ricchi di...

Si sono fatti valere, gli studenti partenopei dell’Iti Righi di Fuorigrotta, al Massachussets Institute of Tecnology di Boston, alla finale dello Zero Robotics High School Tournament, nell’ultima prova in collegamento con la stazione spaziale internazionale (della Nasa, la russa Rka, l’europea Esa, la giapponese Jaxa e la canadese Csa-Asc). A quest...