The botanical garden of Naples is one of the most beautiful and envied structures in the city. It has a large extension and a strong historical presence. It preserves about 9000 plant species and almost 25000 specimens. Let's discover its beauties together. Among its attractions, Naples counts as one of the most beautiful botanical gardens in all o...

Goethe once said once you’ve seen Naples you can die. Whether or not this is true, is of course, debatable. One can’t appreciate the unique characteristics of the city or its people without taking into account that they live in the shadow of Vesuvio. The mighty volcano, Mount Vesuvius, is the destroyer of Pompeii and is still active today. To safeg...

Diretto da Tara Elliott e scritto da Ben Gassman, Botte di Ferro è una fresca storia d’amore, amicizia e sogni ambientata fra gli Stati Uniti e l’Italia. Lui e Lei, i protagonisti dell’opera, sono due giovani new yorkesi che si sono conosciuti da piccoli ad un campo estivo. Gli anni passano, i corpi cambiano e di conseguenza sbocciano nuovi sentime...

My “Italian Adventure” novels are love letters to Italy. There’s no other way to describe the experiences of an American who arrives in Italy on holiday and decides to never leave. Both Cucina Tipica (2018) and Cucina Romana (2021) have characters and plot, conflict and resolution, humor and pathos, but all of these traditional narratives are infor...

Architect Santiago Calatrava’s decorative scheme for the Church of San Gennaro in the Real Bosco di Capodimonte, built in 1745 by architect and stage designer Ferdinando Sanfelice at the behest of Charles of Bourbon, is a tribute to the ‘light of Naples’ and local artisan craftsmanship. This work of art by a contemporary artist in an 18th-century c...

Many Italian-Americans have Neapolitan and Sicilian roots and, among them, a great part has certainly fond memories of their grand parents or parents speaking in the “dialect” of their own native land. Some, I am sure, probably also learned it, a sincere and loving way to bond with family, but also to keep alive the connection with their ancestral...

A new underwater route opened on Wednesday for divers, snorkelers and canoeists in the ancient Portus Julius in the underwater archaeological park in Baia, in the province of Naples. The underwater structures are submerged between two to five metres deep, due to the bradyseism typical of the Phlegraean Fields. In ancient times, the structures made...

Old Town Naples, Italy, was the first historic center to be named a UNESCO site. Stroll down Via dei Tribunali and within walking distance is a veritable treasure trove of sites to discover. View centuries of history under your feet, visit historic churches, enjoy the Mediterranean cuisine, visit year-round Christmas markets, and marvel at the accl...

Unique in the world because of its natural beauty, the Belpaese has been inhabited since time immemorial, and has seen the birth on its territory varied many towns, villages and cities, that over the millennia have grown, evolved and expanded, but always respecting and preserving the original places of meeting and social gathering. Today these anci...

Naples is rich in art: its heritage is invaluable. It hosts pieces unique in the world. We suggest some of our favourite museums that are worth visiting if you are in the city.   1. Museum of Capodimonte: is surrounded by the Wood (Real Bosco). A handbook about the history of art in Italy from the 13th to the 20th century. A journey through the art...