Starting this fall, a section of Pine Street will likely be known as Aquilonia Way — in honor of the township’s continuing relationship with its sister city of Aquilonia, Italy. The Montclair Township Council unanimously approved a first reading of an ordinance that would give the honorary name to a stretch of Pine Street between Claremont Avenue a...

Diretto da Tara Elliott e scritto da Ben Gassman, Botte di Ferro è una fresca storia d’amore, amicizia e sogni ambientata fra gli Stati Uniti e l’Italia. Lui e Lei, i protagonisti dell’opera, sono due giovani new yorkesi che si sono conosciuti da piccoli ad un campo estivo. Gli anni passano, i corpi cambiano e di conseguenza sbocciano nuovi sentime...

Nestled in the Tyrrhenian Sea of Italy’s stunning Amalfi coast, Capri is just a short ferry ride from nearby seaside cities including Naples and Sorrento. Its relatively easy access and jaw-dropping cliffside vistas make it highly desirable to both locals and tourists alike. Today you will find waiters in crisp bowties serving aperol spritz to A-li...

My “Italian Adventure” novels are love letters to Italy. There’s no other way to describe the experiences of an American who arrives in Italy on holiday and decides to never leave. Both Cucina Tipica (2018) and Cucina Romana (2021) have characters and plot, conflict and resolution, humor and pathos, but all of these traditional narratives are infor...

My journey started in the Fall of 2002 when my oldest daughter, Elizabeth, brought home a new history project from school.  The assignment: “Find out which ancestors came to America and Why.” I knew a little bit about my father’s paternal side, but not much.  By the time I was born, our family was 100% Americanized, though both of my parents were 1...

Architect Santiago Calatrava’s decorative scheme for the Church of San Gennaro in the Real Bosco di Capodimonte, built in 1745 by architect and stage designer Ferdinando Sanfelice at the behest of Charles of Bourbon, is a tribute to the ‘light of Naples’ and local artisan craftsmanship. This work of art by a contemporary artist in an 18th-century c...

Many Italian-Americans have Neapolitan and Sicilian roots and, among them, a great part has certainly fond memories of their grand parents or parents speaking in the “dialect” of their own native land. Some, I am sure, probably also learned it, a sincere and loving way to bond with family, but also to keep alive the connection with their ancestral...

Nerano, part of the municipality of Massa Lubrense in the Sorrento peninsula, offers clear sea, unspoilt landscapes and an excellent gastronomic tradition. It is the ideal place to take a break from stress and for a more intimate and deeper contact with nature. Nerano, the seafaring village About 70 km from Naples, between the Amalfi Coast and the ...

Marina di Camerota is one of the pearls of Cilento. A seaside village wedged into the Cilento rock creates breathtaking viewpoints and panoramas. The small village is suitable for any kind of holiday from the typical family experience to a trip with friends, passing through a romantic escape (here you can find our romantic tour). Let's find out tog...

It's remarkable how Campania never ceases to awe. In December, archeologists in Pompeii unearthed Termopolio, a deli-like takeaway food shop that dates back to the 9th century BC. Situated at the intersection of the Vicolo delle Nozze d'Argento and Vicolo dei Balconi, the shop sold meat, fish, and poultry dishes, such as those painted on the counte...