It is not surprising that Staten Island, the most bucolic borough, became a haven for Italian immigrants who arrived from Contursi-Terme, Italy during the early 20th century, says Frances R. Curcio in speaking of those who came to America to make a better life — in the country where many believed the streets were paved with gold. Curcio, of Arrocha...

Capri is one of those stunning destinations that most people decide to visit during the summer. The small island is divided into two parts: Capri and Anacapri, and travelers should stay at least three days to see everything, but it's possible to see the main highlights on the island in 24 hours. Cars are forbidden for non-residents on the island be...

Neapolitan pizza is usually the first dish to spring to mind when one thinks of the food of Campania, but panuozzo di Gragnano is also worth the trip. This pizza hybrid is made from pizza dough that's been stretched out into the shape of a foot-long bread. It dates back to the early 1980s, having been invented at Pizzeria Mascolo in Gragnano, a tow...

A trunk with its lid left open, a wooden dishware closet and a three-legged accent table topped by decorative bowls. These are among the latest discoveries by archaeologists that are enriching knowledge about middle-class lives in Pompeii before Mount Vesuvius’s furious eruption buried the ancient Roman city in volcanic debris. Pompeii’s archaeolog...

Italy is a European nation with a 4,723-mile-long Mediterranean coastline that is lined with some of the world's most breathtaking beaches and seaside cities. It also has limestone cliffs, the purest, bluest waters travelers can imagine, and beautiful natural scenery. The beaches there range from secluded and wild to expansive sandy bays and idylli...

We can learn a lot from history. These days’ incredible heat clearly demonstrates that climate change is an undeniable reality: it isn’t going to happen, it’s happening already. We no longer need Greta, we have the Marmolada glacier and its deadly, unexpected collapse. We don’t need Cop26’s deadlines, we have Miami, forced to rise the streets’ leve...

Almost a century ago, The Story of San Michele by Swedish doctor Axel Munthe was a runaway bestseller. Translated into 50 languages, it has sold millions of copies all over the world and continues to be republished regularly up to the present day. The San Michele of the title was the house that Munthe built for himself in the village of Anacapri on...

A glimpse of modernity and "open access" in a world, the archaeological one, often very stingy of communication. Here is the opening of Pompeii's archives through the Open Pompeii system, which, they say, represents a revolution in the consultation of data on the Park's archaeological heritage, with a view to maximum accessibility and interactivity...

Lemon farming on the Amalfi Coast has always been linked to the Aceto family, who have been operating for five generations. "Salvatore Quasimodo, do you know what he said? That we Amalfitans don't notice when we go to Paradise because we've already spent a lifetime there." Luigino Aceto (known as Gigino) is 84 years old, and he laughs as he freely...

Tracy Roberts-Pounds is the new Consul General of the United States of America, Naples. She began her career in the U.S. Department of State in 2000 and is a career diplomat in the Senior Foreign Service. From 2018 to 2021, Ms. Roberts-Pounds served as head of the Regional Peace and Security Office at the Bureau for African Affairs. Previously, she...