Luciano De Crescenzo, an Italian writer, actor and director, has died in Rome after being hospitalized for a few days. He was 90. The publishing house Mondadori announced his death on Thursday. Born in Naples on Aug. 20, 1928, De Crescenzo gained famed in 1977 with his best-seller “Così parlò Bellavista” (“Thus spoke Bellavista”), a collection of a...

A city of glorious but tattered beauty, known for its vibrancy and, yes, a frisson of menace, Naples is now humming with visitors. In this Mediterranean capital watched over by the still-kicking Vesuvius volcano, tourist numbers have more than doubled since 2010, crime has dropped (notably, the murder rate is down 44 percent in 2018 over the previo...

The relationship between caffé and the city of Naples can only be called love. La tazzulella di caffé is the way Neapolitans welcome the day, recharge throughout  it and show friends they enjoy their company. It is the occasion to socialize, share opinions and discuss about the latest news and gossip.   Not much different from what happens in the r...

Capodimonte is a small area of Naples situated near the park of the same name. Lost in the upper part of the town, Capodimonte became famous thanks to local craftsmen who have handed down the how-tos of Capodimonte porcelain production through generations. The ancient tradition of porcelain production dates back to the 13th century in Europe. This...

In the 20th century, trailblazing cultural icons such as Hemingway, Pablo Neruda and Andy Warhol were seduced by Naples. Today, trendsetting young artists and writers are drawn here too, some enticed by the vital and uncompromising portrayals of the city in Elena Ferrante’s My Brilliant Friend and Roberto Saviano’s Gomorrah. What makes Naples’ nigh...

One of the aspects that the athletes taking part in the 2019 Universiade are enjoying most is the food they are lapping up in Naples and on the two cruise ships that are acting as the athletes' village in the city. There is just one problem - the grub is dangerously good. Britain's Mark Pearce, for example, admitted that he went too far before his...

Naples hides treasures in every corner, places where nature has expressed all its inspiration that enchants you to look at them and lead you to live them in every aspect. Among all the beauties that the city can offer, one of the most famous, is the Phlegraean area. For centuries the Phlegraean area has always fascinated the hundreds of visitors wh...

Lungo le strade della Little Italy of the Bronx, cugina della più nota Mulberry Street di Manhattan si susseguono, sartorie, negozi di scarpe e di arredamento, pasticcerie e soprattutto ristoranti. Siamo a 20 minuti a piedi dall’ultima fermata della metro di Fordham Road Station e l’atmosfera che anima il quartiere è diversa da quella respirata dow...

E’ di fondamentale importanza la nuova scoperta messa appunto dal team della NASA. Stiamo parlando di un sistema planetario con tre pianeti di tipo terrestre, il quale è stato rintracciato grazie alle nuove tecnologie e al lavoro degli esperti. Tra di essi vi sono anche due studiosi napoletani, precisamente legati all’Ateneo della Federico II. Lo s...

What's Italian for "sheesh"? Ever since the quasimythic birth of margherita pizza in Naples in 1889, Neapolitan pizzaioli have regarded their variety as the only true pizza, looking down upon differing styles in Brooklyn, Chatham, Chicago, Detroit, Kansas City, Melbourne, New Haven, Stockholm and Tokyo. For more than a century, they have seen anyth...