This week’s episode of The Italian American Podcast takes listeners on a journey through the Neapolitan Sceneggiata with special guest Dr. Reba Wissner, who is assistant professor of the Schwob School of Music at Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia. Dr. Wissner’s specialty is the Neapolitan Sceneggiata, which is a form of musical drama t...

San Gennaro is an important part of the history, tradition and religion of Naples. The patron saint of the gulf cit, in fact, is historically connected to the town in a very profound way, and it represents a myth whose importance is renewed every year over and over again, especially in occasion of the miraculous melting of his blood, the 19th of Se...

The Aragonese Castle in Ischia is one of the many attractions offered by the beautiful island of the Arcipelago Campano, a top destination when it comes to seaside and thermal tourism at an international level. At the top of this small island of trachyte rock, which is the result of a vulcanic eruption occurred over three hundred thousand years ago...

The blood of St. Januarius, patron of the Italian city of Naples, liquefied on Sunday. The miraculous event took place in the city’s Cathedral of the Assumption of Mary during morning Mass on Sept. 19, the saint’s feast day. Before the Mass, Naples Archbishop Domenico Battaglia went to the Royal Chapel of the Treasure of St. Januarius with Msgr. Vi...

Naples’ pending coffee – ‘o cafè suspiso – is an old tradition that has seen a sort of revival during recent years. The pending coffee is a cup of coffee paid for in advance to the benefit of a stranger. When the client in the bar orders a suspended coffee, they are in fact paying for two cups of coffee: one for themselves, and the other one for a...

The docufilm “Voyage to Procida”, written by director Federico Siniscalco, is a story about sea travel and seafaring, and there is no better way to enjoy it than with a breathtaking view of New York Harbor.  The screening of the movie was hosted by Casa Belvedere, a mansion built in the early 1900s which was donated to the Italian Cultural Foundati...

In news we need more of, a railing at the top of a castle in Naples, Italy, is going viral, and it's not just because it's a medieval fortress. The 14th century Castel Sant'Elmo is located on Vomero Hill, and it features sweeping views of the Tyrrhenian Sea and Mount Vesuvius. Attached to a wall on the castle that overlooks the land, a 92-foot-long...

Whether you choose to visit Sorrento Coast in Winter or Summer, it will always be able to surprise you and let you feel the irresistible need to point a camera and take a picture on one of its many cultural and natural beauties. Here are some spots for your perfect artistic and photographic tour in Sorrento Coast. Sounding Box in Castellammare di S...

No country in the world has birthed more winners of the best international feature Oscar — formerly the best foreign language film Oscar — than Italy, with 14. However, all but one of those wins happened many years ago. Indeed, in the 21st century, Italy’s only win in the category came eight years ago, with Paolo Sorrentino‘s The Great Beauty. In t...

The Amalfi coast, famous all around the world for its naturalistic beauty and its wonderful towns which have always been important holiday destinations, is the area of cost between the Sorrento peninsula and the Cilento Coast. Over the years, thanks to a mix of attractions such as the amazing sea, beautiful landscapes, charming towns, history, cult...