The Pompeii Archaeological Park will open an exhibition on April 14 dedicated to the sensuality and erotism of many frescoes and sculptures found in the houses of the ancient Roman city. "The issue of sensuality is omnipresent, but not in a scandalous or banal way," said Pompeii Archaeological Park Director Gabriel Zuchtriegel. "So we decided to pu...

We publish this article, in its English translation, courtesy of the publisher Fortress Lab, of the author and of the magazine Fmag, which we thank, where it was published in the Italian version on February 5th. "Just as I was talking to you I was booking the hotel for Bastia. Professor Oussama Khatib has been developing for 5 years a project of ma...

WWF’s Oasis of Persano was established in 1980 to protect the artificial lake by the same name, which was created in 1930 thanks to the blocking of the Sele river. It is located in the municipality of Campagna and Serre (Salerno, in Campania), in the upper part of Piana del Sele, at the internal top of the fan-shaped plain opened to the see between...

Few cities require advance intel quite like sun-scorched Napoli. With contradictions – and guts – in spades, this explosive southern Italian città doesn’t mess about. Neighborhoods vary wildly in history, vibe and noise levels, and it’s worth planning your stay in advance. Stumble into the ‘wrong’ neighborhood and you could well find yourself eyeba...

In Naples, Italy, the past and the present constantly intertwine. Yes, it’s rowdy. Yes, it’s chaotic. It’s also electric and layered with intrigue. Some new discoveries here were last seen in antiquity: a cache of Greek tombs deep under the modern city; a graffitied Roman-era snack bar in nearby Pompeii. This blend of past and future has always bee...

Remember the days when you couldn’t connect to the internet while placing a phone call? Maybe you do, maybe you don’t. Whichever it is, your response will shape your take on your memories of being young. But, now that millennials — the last witnesses of a world without technology — are getting older and older, their biases are taking over entertain...

A thin band of smoke rises from the cone of Mt. Vesuvius, a subtle warning that this supervolcano is still very much alive. A few miles down the flanks in the ancient ruins of Pompeii, a group of 55 experts wearing white hazmat suits and yellow hard hats tap at what’s left of the buildings in this once vibrant city. They are installing sensors that...

THE MONUMENTAL 17TH-CENTURY FONTANA DEL Gigante (Fountain of the Giant) is a fine piece of Mannerist art featuring a trio of arches. Adorned with heraldic symbols and marine animals, it stands on the seafront near Castel dell’Ovo. It’s the fourth location for the fountain, which has moved all over Naples in its lifetime. In the early 17th century,...

With its intoxicating street life, fascinating neighborhoods, abundant green spaces and exhilarating sea views, urban Naples cooks up plenty of things to see and do. But the pace of life in the city is full-throttle – taking your foot off the pedal on a day trip out of Naples promises a breath of fresh air. Within a few hours, you could be out on t...

An exhausting negotiation, which lasted almost two months, after a long tug of war between the old ownership and the new buyers of the Campania club, finally ended positively yesterday evening. From today Nocerina is owned by Giancarlo Natale, an Italian American successful in the restaurant industry in the United States. He himself will be preside...