Italians are very serious when they talk about pizza. You may not know that there are two different pizza philosophies in Italy: the romana and the napoletana, one comes from Rome, the other from Naples. ARE YOU ROOTING FOR NAPLES OR ROME? Let’s start with the history. Even though Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans had some “prehistoric” pizzas, the bir...

Il 3 dicembre 2020 si festeggiano i 100 anni dalla nascita di Renato Carosone, uno dei maggiori innovatori della canzone italiana e partenopea. Il musicista napoletano, diplomatosi in pianoforte a diciassette anni al Conservatorio di San Pietro a Majella è uno dei nostri artisti più conosciuti al mondo. Non è un caso che nella notte di Capodanno, u...

Just recently I was  watching the quirky and highly interesting Belgian television series, Professor T.  In the US this series is shown in the original language, Flemish, with English subtitles. Imagine my surprise when in the midst of a dramatic scene, suddenly and totally unexpectedly, the soundtrack regaled us with the haunting sounds of Roberto...

Enrico Caruso was born in Naples Italy in 1873 into a working class neighborhood. His father was a mechanic who expected his son to follow his trade. His mother objected and he was sent to be educated where his clear angelic voice was discovered in a church choir, and his singing career was born. Whether or not you are Italian or an opera buff, the...

"We are very happy with this result achieved for the first time in Italy thanks to which we have treated two small patients with an innovative therapy that was born in Naples 12 years ago in collaboration with the Telethon Foundation and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia" tells Francesca Simonelli, director of the Eye Clinic of the Luigi Vanv...

How would you like to spend a year as a Research Resident at La Capraia in Naples, the site of the Center for the History of Art and Architecture of the Port Cities, a collaboration between the Museo di Capodimonte and our friends at the Edith O'Donnell Institute of Art History at Dallas? "The Center for the History of Art and Architecture of the P...

From the shop windows of Naples, hundreds of faces lure us with their expressions: proud, sad, joyful, lewd, angelic, humorous. Few artistic traditions have this ability to pull at our heartstrings, to surprise and delight us, to make us laugh out loud. More than any other Neapolitan tradition, nativities (called o’presebbio in Neapolitan dialect)...

When people visit Naples, the sunny seaside city in the South of Italy, there are a few stops that generally are automatically added to every itinerary. A day trip to Pompeii, or even an Amalfi Coast road trip, if they really want to feel the vibe of our beautiful region. Yet there’s an ancient part of Naples that not many people know about. And th...

L’Italia è il primo paese in Europa per presenze sulla piattaforma Google Arts Project, in buona parte grazie a Napoli, unica città italiana oltre a Milano a partecipare al progetto promosso da Google, il cui intento è portare online il patrimonio culturale a beneficio di tutti gli utenti. Un network di musei cittadini che include il Madre, il Mann...

Dopo il caffè sospeso, Napoli scende in campo per le famiglie in difficoltà con il “Giocattolo Sospeso”, pensato per i bambini meno fortunati che, a Natale, rischiano di non trovare un giocattolo sotto l’albero. Chi lo desidera, potrà comprare un giocattolo e lasciarne un altro pagato per un bimbo che non può permetterselo, presso i negozi che hann...