It may seem unbelievable to think, but pizza was not always Italy’s most iconic dish, in fact, in its earliest iterations, it was born in the streets, reserved for only the humblest of people. Pizza is arguably the world’s favorite fast food and today, it can be eaten anywhere, anytime. At home, on the street corner, or at a restaurant. Throughout...

I came to Neapolis for the zeppole. I stayed for everything else. That includes the company of chef/proprietor Pasquale Illiano, whose roots in Naples, Italy, show in all he does. They are also evident on all the shelves and display cases. At this Italian food emporium, most of the packaged products are imported, organic or artisan. He relishes tel...

TUCKED AWAY IN A TINY street near the center of Rione Sanita lies a peculiar secret garden. Hidden away from roving eyes, accessible only by appointment, this beautiful 10,000 square foot yard hides a wealth of history and mystery. Flushed with mandarin, lemon, even banana plants, fountains, a stage for outdoor theater and music performances, and a...

Italy has always been the cradle of art and culture: over the years have been built several historical theaters famous all over the world, which have hosted great musicians, dancers, singers and artists of all kinds. There are several Italian architects who have designed and built some of the most beautiful historical theatres, so let’s find out to...

Crowded and colorful, bustling, energetic, and animated, gritty, and crumbling. No display of words can truly describe Naples’ Quartieri Spagnoli.  The street network of the Spanish District was developed in the 17th century during the Spanish rule of the Kingdom of Naples. The troops were quartered in this area bordered by one of the main streets...

Italian excellence is historically synonymous with quality and innovation. From the creations in the Renaissance to the internationalization of Italian cuisine, local luxury brands are also expanding through Asia. Last September, Bvlgari released the statement necklace Mangalsutra in India, giving their modern touches to this traditional jewelry th...

A court near Naples has asked a US museum to return of copy of a canonical Greek statue of ideal male proportions, the Doriphoros (lance bearer) of famed sculptor Polykleitos. The court at Torre Annunziata says the Roman copy of the Greek original which the Minneapolis Institute of Art bought for a reported two and a half million dollars in 1984 wa...

We publish this article, in its English translation, courtesy of the publisher Fortress Lab, of the author and of the magazine Fmag, which we thank, where it was published in the Italian version on February 5th. "Just as I was talking to you I was booking the hotel for Bastia. Professor Oussama Khatib has been developing for 5 years a project of ma...

Few cities require advance intel quite like sun-scorched Napoli. With contradictions – and guts – in spades, this explosive southern Italian città doesn’t mess about. Neighborhoods vary wildly in history, vibe and noise levels, and it’s worth planning your stay in advance. Stumble into the ‘wrong’ neighborhood and you could well find yourself eyeba...

In Naples, Italy, the past and the present constantly intertwine. Yes, it’s rowdy. Yes, it’s chaotic. It’s also electric and layered with intrigue. Some new discoveries here were last seen in antiquity: a cache of Greek tombs deep under the modern city; a graffitied Roman-era snack bar in nearby Pompeii. This blend of past and future has always bee...