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...

Arrivederci, New York! After seven months on the job, Mayor de Blasio is taking a break from City Hall and hitting his ancestral homeland of Italy for a 10-day vacation.   The mayor, his wife, Chirlane McCray, and their kids Chiara, 19, and Dante, 16, are scheduled to depart on July 18 for a multi-city Italian tour sources told the Daily Ne...

by Massimo Frontera Of the many restoration works currently underway in Italy, some involve complexes of outstanding significance, on which substantial resources are being invested and that could give a significant boost to the country's economy, besides representing a precious heritage for humanity. Here is a selection of 10 of these gems.  ...

Yesterday at the Italian Cultural Institute, was the official unveiling of the Treasures from Naples' Teatro di San Carlo, a stunning collection of rare stage costumes, jewels, tapestries, and other treasures, whose provenance spans the last 250 years of Teatro di San Carlo's rich history. The auction of these items at the June 15th Gala Dinner and...

  WTI Magazine #74    2015 December 11Author : Unioncamere      Translation by:   Naples has always been a place of strong contrasts, so it is only natural that nativity scenes, the extraordinary "product" of the local artisan production, would become embroiled in this and become the basis on which all these contradictions miraculously converge...

Fra simboli esoterici, epifanie massoniche e luoghi pieni di fascino e mistero, l'Italia è piena di luoghi 'stregati'! Beh, non proprio stregati, ma legati a leggende o piccole curiosità, che magari non conoscete ancora. Se siete curiosi di fare un salto nell'Italia più "occulta" e scoprire piccoli misteri e storie affascinanti, preparate la valigi...

The Royal Palace in Caserta opens its historic apartments to host Secret Vanvitelli: His Painters from Conca to Giaquinto (La Cathedra Petri) until October 31st.   The exposition sheds light on Luigi Vanvitelli the painter, and Vanvitelli the artist-inventor of decorative art, while at the same time looking at works by some of his most estee...

Dolls are often sad. The people working in the Doll Hospital in Naples know it well: day in and day out, "doctors" here diagnose young and old patients made in wood, papier-mâché, porcelain and plastic. Along these crowded hallways, working-class puppets and aristocratic 'pupi' are all treated the same, and precious Lenci ceramic dolls receive the...

Nuova soddisfazione per Napoli. La Stazione Metro Toledo ha infatti vinto nelle scorse ore il premio della "International Tunnelling Association" nella categoria "innovative use of underground spaces". Si tratta di un riconoscimento importantissimo a livello internazionale​: l​'Oscar delle opere in sotterraneo nella categoria​ ​"Uso Innovativo...