There’s no denying that most of, and often the best of, Italy tends to be overrun with tourists in the summer. And while having gained more popularity in the last few years, the IIsola di Ischia (Island of Ischia) is still pure, authentic, untouched Italy, which still retains much of that locals-only magic. Even though it is best known for its heal...

Visit the Amalfi Coast like a local in 10 insider moves. The internet is full of tourist guides and tips about how to get around the seaside villages of Campania's marvellous coastline. We want to give you a few tips to get out of the mould of the usual mass tourism and fully enjoy the immense historical and cultural heritage of the Costiera Amalfi...

The Campania wine region is located in southern Italy on the western border of the Tryyhenian Sea, which has a large influence on the wines of this region.  The wine I’m sharing today comes from the San Salvatore estate founded in 1988 by Giuseppe Pagano with the famous Riccardo Cotarella as his winemaker.  He grows indigenous grapes of Campania in...

Deciding whether to include Cinque Terre or the Amalfi Coast on your Italian itinerary is a tough decision. I know first hand as I had to make this decision myself when planning my first trip to Italy. I mean, both areas have a gorgeous seaside locations, incredible food, fabulous views, and great hiking trails, but they also have many differences....

There is a place that seems to have found the secret to longevity. The coordinates for a long, healthy and happy life are well known, although sometimes the conceptual association is not the most immediate. The Cilento, Vallo di Diano and Alburni National Park holds many surprises from whichever perspective you look at it. This ancient region has s...

Every country has its forgotten corners, the regions ignored by visitors, the backwaters often blighted by poverty, history and geographical bad luck. Even Italy, among the most blessed of destinations, has such outposts, places that until recently were often seen only by the more well-informed travellers. Few of these overlooked destinations deser...

Recently the Legend-class national security cutter USCGC Hamilton (WMSL) 753) conducted operations in the Mediterranean Sea with the Italian Coast Guard and Italian Navy. The operations were designed to increase interoperability as part of a regional effort to bolster maritime partnership with NATO allies. “Working with the Italian Coast Guard and...

The Louvre on Tuesday unveiled an unprecedented partnership with Naples’ Capodimonte Museum for 2023. Among other things, some 60 masterpieces from the Neapolitan museum will be shown in three separate exhibitions at the Paris museum. “An ambitious cultural programme, which also includes cinema and music, will give this invitation the dimensions of...

"Our idea is to every year have a city of the Mediterranean, of the Middle East, of Africa, or Europe, and of the Balkans that becomes in that year the capital of Mediterranean culture," said Italian culture minister Dario Franceschini on the sidelines of a plenary session of 30 culture ministers of the Mediterranean gathered for a two-day summit a...

On June 16, law students and professors from the University of Denver visited the Museo Civico Filangieri in Naples to examine the letters exchanged between the Neapolitan Enlightenment philosopher Gaetano Filangieri and the United States Founding Father Benjamin Franklin. Karen Schinnerer, Press and Culture Secretary at the US Consulate General in...