Happy New Year Italian wine loving friends! I'm thrilled to start the New Year featuring one of my favorite Italian red native grapes, Aglianico.  Aglianico, pronounced "ah-lee-ah-knee-co", is an Italian native grape found in southern Italy, mostly in the Campania and Basilicata wine regions. It's a dark, almost black colored, grape that buds early...

If you’re a foodie looking for unique things to do in Naples Italy that revolve around food, congratulations on coming to one of the most prolific and best food cities in Italy. You’re in for a real treat! Travel south of Rome and local Italians will tell you you’ve entered the real Italy, a statement as bold but authentic an introduction as you wi...

Naples is on the bucket list of many explorers. The US newspaper CNN has named it one of the best tourist destinations for 2022. The only Italian city in the ranking! Naples is a city full of surprises, surprising you every time you visit. Yes, because the truth is that once is not enough to say you know it. Even Neapolitans themselves are amazed e...

The traceability system of Mozzarella di Bufala Campana PDO is unique in Italy and in Europe. It is able to guarantee that the raw material used for the production of buffalo mozzarella is 100% fresh whole buffalo milk, coming from buffaloes bred only in specific areas of Italy which are the ones foreseen by the PDO specifications. This traceabilit...

Positano is a hillside settlement on Italy's Amalfi Shore in southern Italy. Positano appears to be a gigantic prism at first sight, with classic and colorful houses and boutique shops set on every tier. With a lovely village set among a seashore and the hills of Italy's famed Amalfi Coast, it is the pinnacle of the Italians la dolce vita. The haml...

A journey to discover the most representative recipes of Neapolitan cuisine: 7 dishes you absolutely must try! A visit to Naples cannot but become a gastronomic tour: there are too many unique and incredible preparations that this city has to offer. A walk through the historic centre is enough to be literally overwhelmed by so many different scents...

In Naples’ Sanità district, mopeds hurtle along cobbled streets dotted with larger-than-life markets as locals and visitors alike form around-the-block lines for some of the world’s best pizza. Some 2,000 years ago, this lively Naples neighborhood was a very different place. Situated just outside the walls of Neapolis—the Greek city so respected th...

If you’re looking for a getaway full of high-energy pursuits or a laundry list of sightseeing, Sorrento probably isn’t for you. Yes, you can easily sunbathe on the beaches of Capri or Positano, take a day trip to Pompeii or hike along the Amalfi Coast, all by way of Sorrento. But that’s not what the quaint Italian town of about 16,000 situated on t...

The Cilento National Park is an immense cultural, historical and environmental complex. It hosts so many treasures we decided to create an entire section of our Unesco Campania feature to describe its wonders. We dedicated the first article to the ghost town of Roscigno, which hides an incredible story. In addition to the picturesque village, you w...

"Napoli is like a lasagne. It's full of layers and every time we dig down, we find another slice," says Brunella Uva, our Neapolitan guide, nodding to the building site near the cruise terminal. She reveals that work to extend the city's Metro system led to the discovery of an earlier port, established by Greek sailors almost 3000 years ago. A glas...