by Claudia Baroncelli   From the North to the South, Italy has plenty of colorful and picturesque vicoli (alleys) just waiting to be discovered. Here is a selection of the most beautiful. Narrow and often hidden from view, Italian vicoli (alleys) are some of the most typical, picturesque and colorful examples of urban architecture which...

An unexplored world once connected with the one above: Napoli sotterranea, the underground city, is a hundred-thirty feet underneath the sea level and used to have all the features of today's one. With its lively and noisy streets, it was considered the heart of Naples, which dates back to 2400 years ago.   For all this time, the city has be...

by Vincenza Di Maggio   "He who loves cannot help but create better societies," said Luigi De Magistris, mayor of Naples, on Thursday evening at the Calandra Italian American Institute of the City of New York, directed by Dean Anthony Tamburri and where Italian-Americans gathered to hear him speak about the controversial issue of immigration...

by Claudia Astarita   The European Commission has recently approved the 2014-2020 Operative National Programme devoted to 14 metropolitan Italian cities. The main goals the intervention pursues are in the field of digital agenda, energetic efficiency, sustainable mobility and social inclusion.   The targeted cities are located in the...

Nel corso del suo viaggio a New York lo scorso giugno, Il Sindaco di Napoli Luigi de Magistris ha partecipato a una tavola rotonda su invito del J. D. Calandra Italian American Instiotute" della City University di New York. L'istituto è il più grande centro di studi e ricerche negli USA interamente dedicato all'esperienza italiana nelle Americhe....

At Folger Shakespeare Library A NEAPOLITAN PRESEPIO by artist Ulderico Pinfildi IN THE SHAKESPEARE GALLERY: This Neapolitan presepio, sculpted by artist Ulderico Pinfildi, re-creates the nativity with the colorful details of 18th century Italian life. Pre-concert reception commemorating the display on Wednesday, December 19 from 6:30PM to 7:15...

di Beniamino Daniele   Che non si trattasse di un concerto come un altro lo si sapeva da tempo. Il live di Bruce Springsteen a Napoli non è stato soltanto musica, ma è la quintessenza del rock. E c'è stato davvero tutto: dai pezzi storici alle nuove hit, dalle cover fuori programma ai fans sul palco a cantare con il loro idolo a un improvvis...

Mercoledì 11 settembre presso la Feltrinelli di Napoli alle ore 18, c'è stata la presentazione del libro "Storia e letteratura degli italiani negli Stati Uniti: La scena di Little Italy", di Francesco Durante. Storia e letteratura degli italiani negli Stati Uniti è la nuova edizione in più volumi, sensibilmente ampliata e aggiornata, di Italoameri...

Next time someone tells you to go to hell, don't take it badly. It can be a wonderful trip, and they'll probably want to visit after you. As long, that is, as you go to the Phlegraean Fields, a land of dozing volcanoes, ancient myths, Roman ruins and underwater towns.   It was roamed by Odysseus, Aeneas and the Roman emperors, who turned it...

The Gaiola Underwater Park, a stone's throw from downtown Naples, is a protected marine area in the city's gulf, right in front of the Posillipo quarter. The coast there is "the most evocative landscape in the area. It is a steep, tuff cliff where natural and artificial caves and nooks open up.   The remains of a number of Roman villas have...