Decades ago, children would play in the caves and tunnels under the hill of Posillipo in Italy. They would run and duck through the subterranean world, weaving through miles of underground tunnels. When the now-grown adults told stories of the tunnels to researchers, they were puzzled, LiveScience reported. Italy has a rich history of underground a...

I’m getting pretty excited, look.” Chef Eric Rivera lifted a pant leg to reveal various shapes of pasta floating on the black background of his sock. It was June 2021, and his enthusiasm for Ravello Ristorante in Montgomery, Alabama, was at full boil. After months of pandemic and supply-chain-related delays, the restaurant opened in July 2022. The...

Of all Italian cities, Naples is probably the one whose life is most full of contrasts. And if there’s anything you should know about contrast, it’s that it looks good on film… as well as in theater.  Ever since the post war period, Naples’ great tradition of theater, reclaimed and refined by playwright Eduardo de Filippo, has often been transposed...

Italy offers many solutions for those who love hiking in nature during the winter months such as Monte Matese which is located on the Apennines between Molise and Campania. This area is increasingly frequented by tourists who like to walk in the green. Here you can discover what it consists of and where the Matese Mountain is located. You will also...

Carne alla pizzaiola is a dish from Campania that has become widespread throughout Italy. This meat-based main course has become an Italian classic. Here’s the recipe – plus a few secrets for making it to perfection. Our recipe for traditional carne alla pizzaiolaHeat some extra-virgin olive oil in a pan with a garlic clove then add the tomato puré...

When you’re visiting Southern Italy, the Campania region and Amalfi coast are likely to be on your radar. Most visitors will start in Naples, do a day trip to Pompeii, then go for some relaxation in Sorrento. That’s a perfect itinerary. Only, if you’re going to be in Sorrento, it would be a huge shame to miss a day trip to Capri. Getting to Capri f...

With more than 17 billion views Naples is the most clicked Italian art city on Tik Tok, followed by Rome with 11 billion and Milan with 7.5 billion. Florence with 1 billion views and Venice with about 980 million. Data released by the Identity Cities Foundation confirm the boom in tourism in the Campania capital. "It is no coincidence that our coun...

Sometimes catastrophic disasters are the best for preserving a site for posterity — the ash-covered Roman city of Pompeii is perhaps the most famous example of that. Pompeii is massive and one of the best-preserved Roman cities in the world and is remarkably frozen in time. The site is ginormous, and it takes the better part of a day of exploring t...

Italian art investigators have exhibited a fresco that survived the destruction of the ancient Roman beach town of Herculaneum in the AD79 eruption of Mount Vesuvius only to be plundered from its ruins and smuggled to the US, among 60 relics returned to home soil. The total value of the works, some of which date back to the first century BC, looted...

The grange (ancient barn) of Santa Maria del Preposito is the most important element of Summonte territory. It dates back to the tenth century and was sold in exchange to the abbey of Montevergine around 1174, from 1229 became the aggregation of the new Fontanelle farmhouse. The monastic structure has promoted the cultivation of chestnut, vine, oli...