When St Andrew was martyred by crucifixion in the city of Patras, Greece, he likely believed that he would reach Heaven. His spirit may have ascended to the clouds, but his body made it to the Amalfi Coast, so whichever way you look at it, he was right. Andrew arrived by boat, but it is more customary these days to approach this shattered shore on...

Around 600 noted Italian buildings and historic sites open their doors to the public free of charge on the weekend of 15-16 May as part of the annual Giornate FAI di Primavera initiative organised by the Fondo Ambiente Italiano. The sites include rarely-opened palaces, castles, abbeys, libraries, parks, nature trails and gardens, with FAI identifyi...

“See Naples and die,” the saying goes--meaning, once you’ve seen Naples, you’ve seen it all. However, many tourists who visit Naples leave without really getting to know the city. Often used as a layover city for trips to Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast, Naples can be overwhelming for first-time visitors who are not prepared for its loud, lively atmos...

We want to introduce you to beauty and art through the discovery of five of Italy's most famous and attractive theatres: the Teatro Massimo in Palermo, the Teatro San Carlo in Naples, the Teatro dell'Opera in Rome, the Teatro La Fenice in Venice and the Teatro La Scala in Milan. All of these theatres demonstrate how important music and art have alw...

It is difficult to describe in words what the island of Capri actually is. One runs the risk of falling into clichés or even failing to convey the idea of what to expect once you reach this island. It is not trivial to point out that this is truly a dream island: artists, poets, and film stars fell in love with it immediately to the point of never...

Capri's world has always been blue - the color of the water surrounding the Mediterranean island, many of its fishing boats and, most famously, the light in its Blue Grotto. Now, the glamorous tourist destination with magnificent mansions, classy restaurants and world class shopping is hoping to shake off the pandemic blues after a year of on-and-o...

Visiting Naples' historic centre means involving yourself in a history of more than two thousand years. It's one of the first European cities and, even today, it's possible to see, in the alleys of its historic centre, some remains that testify its immense historical stratification. This historic centre is one of the largest in Europe. It collects...

When you think of Italy, endless summers, enchanting views, exquisite food, and award-winning wine immediately come to mind. Italy is a country rich in culture and hypnotic landscapes, with idyllic locations off the beaten track awaiting discovery. One of these is the region of Campania, home to some of the most iconic destinations in the world but...

The tomato is one of the symbols of Italian cuisine. It's one of the most popular vegetables in herb gardens throughout Italy, so much so that it's the basis of many recipes of Italian culinary tradition: from the famous pasta with tomato to the equally acclaimed pizza. Tomato is one of the main vegetables of the Italian culinary tradition. There a...

“Avalanche 43 – La storia viene dal mare” è il nome dato al progetto dell’artista Franco Palmentieri, sposato dall’amministrazione comunale, con lo scopo di ricordare lo sbarco dei soldati della 36° Divisione di Fanteria “Texas” avvenuto sulle spiagge di Capaccio Paestum il 9 settembre 1943. Il lavoro consiste nella realizzazione di un’opera monume...