If you look at the song list on any popular opera tenor album, you’ll notice that along with the standard opera favorites (Una furtiva lagrima, Che gelida manina, E lucevan le stelle) there are often Neapolitan folk songs mixed in, that are obviously not taken from any stage production. Songs like ‘O sole mio, Torna a Surriento, for example.   So w...

A one-of-a-kind art exhibit will open at the Kimbell in Fort Worth next month. It will feature more than 40 late Renaissance/Baroque masterpieces from the Museo di Capodimonte in Naples, including “Antea” by Parmigianino and the ravishing ”Danaë” painted by Titian for the pope’s grandson, Cardinal Alessandro Farnese; Annibale Carracci’s “Pietà“ and...

The Sansevero Chapel, also known as Church of Santa Maria della Pietà or Pietatella, rises between the alleys at the heart of Naples, not far from Piazza San Domenico Maggiore. One of the city’s most fascinating places, it is famous for its wonderful works of art as well as for its many esoteric symbols and Masonic references, which have sparked th...

Rome is nicknamed “The Eternal City” and nowadays it could also be referring to the lines you’ll wait in. The city (along with Naples) is better organized than ever for the huge crowds that descend on it each year — but only for those who equip themselves with good information and use it. These tips may be wonky, but for smart travelers in 2020, th...

Ho iniziato il 2020 con un libro che a definire profetico o messianico non esagererei. Si tratta di Naploitation – Napoli, la tradizione e l’innovazione. Autore Marco Demarco, pubblicato da Guida Editore nella collana PrimaPagina creata dallo storico Giuseppe Galasso. Il volume è dedicato a due grandi napoletani, da poco scomparsi, Giuseppe Galasso...

Glitz. Glamour. Bling. No matter the era, the lifestyles of the rich and famous are fascinating to those of us with a voyeuristic streak. During the Renaissance, Italy was rife with opulent homes filled with priceless art collections and owners who wanted to show them off. After the Middle Ages came an economic boom and a new reverence for classica...

Virtual Reality during chemotherapy has been shown to improve breast cancer patients’ quality of life during the most stressful treatments, according to a recent study. Breast cancer is, to date, the most frequent oncological disease worldwide, and has an impact both from a physical and psychological point of view. Receiving a breast cancer diagnos...

Il peperoncino piccante è un ospite molto frequente sulle tavole degli Italiani, e nel corso dei secoli sono stati in tanti a decantarne virtù terapeutiche di vario tipo. Ora una ricerca condotta dal Dipartimento di Epidemiologia e Prevenzione dell’I.R.C.C.S. Neuromed di Pozzilli, in collaborazione con il Dipartimento di Oncologia e Medicina Moleco...

Today, on the occasion of the Neapolitan Pizza International Day, according to a report by Cna Agroalimentare (Italy’s National Confederation of Crafts and SME) the pizza market has reached an annual turnover of 15 billion euros in Italy (and about 30 billion globally). One hundred and thirty thousand companies in the sector are involved, and full-...

The San Martino Charterhouse (Italian: Certosa di San Martino) is perched on a hill overlooking the Gulf of Naples – a strategic location picked by Charles, Duke of Calabria, who wanted the complex built in 1325 near the Castle of Belforte, now replaced by Castel Sant’Elmo. Few traces remain today of the ancient gothic style of the structure create...