Pasta di Gragnano PGI is one of the most successful products in terms of production value among the 300 PDO and PGI Italian food & beverage products. According to the latest Qualivita-Ismea report, the turnover generated by this product – a symbol of Campania and Italian food culture – reached 186 million euros, growing by more than 62 per cent.

There is little comfort in the news these days: grim and frightening statistics that measure the relentless global march of the viral outbreak; reports of medical workers in many countries heroically treating patients in dire conditions; and stark images showing how much of the world has come to a standstill because of the health crisis. If there w...

The Flavian Amphitheater located in Pozzuoli is the third biggest structure of its kind after the one in Capuano and, of course, Rome’s famous Colosseum. Built in the 1st century AD, it could seat an audience of up to 40,000 people. Some historians claim Emperor Vespasian started it and Titus completed it, while others believe Nero oversaw the enti...

In some ways, you need to put modern day Naples aside. The trash, the chaos, the petty crime, even the mafia – yes, it is a large part of what this Italian city is today. But it really doesn’t do Naples the justice it deserves. I’ve written previously about this balance between good and bad and what Naples is really like. I would recommend having a...

When asking a friend what time you should meet for lunch, she may say ‘a mezzogiorno’ – at midday, at noon, or at 12pm.  However, when Italians use the word ‘il Mezzogiorno’, they are not always be talking about lunchtime. Instead they could be referring to the southern area of Italy, including the regions Abruzzo, Molise, Campania, Puglia, Basilic...

It’s not Easter quite yet, but it doesn’t mean we can’t have a chat about pastiera — the most traditional Neapolitan Easter dessert — and learn how to make it! This wheat berry and ricotta pie is wonderfully perfumed with orange blossom water, cinnamon and candied fruits, a kind of non plus ultra version of the everyday ricotta cheesecake. Pastiera...

In Italy, Gragnano is a synonym for quality pasta. For more than a century, this mid-sized town set just back from the port of Castellammare in the foothills of the Monti Lattari has provided gourmets and chefs with what is widely recognized to be some of Italy’s best spaghetti, rigatoni, lasagna, penne, tagliatelle… and the list goes on. Go to Gra...

Pompeii and Herculaneum are the richest testimonies of antiquity in Italy and visiting them is an unforgettable experience to try at least once. The two cities, "guarded" by time, have come to our day after more than two thousand years and are rich in treasures, even hidden, of priceless value that you will not find anywhere else in the world. But...

Naples boasts a very prestigious sartorial tradition, which lays its foundations back in the centuries and which we could even trace back to the year 1351, the year in which the Confraternita dei Sartori was founded. At that time, during the splendor of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, Naples was a sumptuous capital city, a focal point of fashion a...

La Sanità napoletana non solo sta fornendo una soluzione alla crisi italiana ma anche a quella americana. Infatti, come scrive il Corriere del Mezzogiorno il team di scienziati partenopei che ha iniziato la sperimentazione del farmaco utilizzato per l’artrite, come cura per la polmonite severa causata dal Coronavirus, è stato contattato dall’Americ...