The Reggia di Caserta is certainly one of the most authentic masterpieces of Italian Baroque art and one of the most majestic and sparkling palaces in the world. This place full of history and art has also been used as a movie set for the shooting of some scenes of Star Wars and is a destination for many tourists from all over the world in every se...

This stunning architectural complex at Caserta – which includes the Royal Palace, its magnificent gardens, the San Leucio complex, and the Aqueduct of Vanvitelli –  is a true wonder. The large palace, often compared to luxurious buildings like Versailles and the Royal Palace in Madrid, is a UNESCO’s World Heritage Site. The construction of the pala...

GENIUS LOCI is an artistic project created by artists Stefano Forgione and Giuseppe Rossi, who work under the pseudonym TTOZOI. The concept stems from the idea of creating works of art in situ at select historical sites, using the original technique of the natural proliferation of molds on jute, with pictorial intervention by the artists.  GENIUS L...

Tucked away in the north-west, Gran Paradiso National Park offers a tangible sense of wilderness. Incorporating the valleys around the eponymous 4,061m peak, it has spectacular hiking trails but not the hordes that plague Italy’s prolific Alpine destinations. This is the country’s oldest national park, created in 1922 after Vittorio Emanuele II gav...

Located on the slopes of the Caserta hills, the Reggia di Caserta (Caserta Royal Palace) is a historical residence that belonged to the Royal House of the Bourbons of Naples, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Built at the behest of Charles III of Bourbon in 1751, under the direction and design of architect Luigi Vanvitelli, it is surrounded...

«Il mio primo giorno a Caserta? Ci sono venuto col direttore dei musei dello Stato per testimoniare solidarietà al titolare del bookshop minacciato da uno dei tanti venditori abusivi che facevano il bello e il cattivo tempo dentro e fuori la Reggia». Non il migliore dei benvenuti per Mauro Felicori, 64 anni, per una vita dirigente del settore cultu...

Un percorso per scoprire gli autori della letteratura americana. Di quelli poco conosciuti in Italia, oppure noti solo perché i loro libri hanno riscosso così tanto successo da attirare l'attenzione di registi.   Ricordati dal pubblico, quindi, solo perché ispiratori di una pellicola di grande richiamo. Una fortuna per alcuni, una 'condanna'...

L'Orto in Campania, uno dei fiori all'occhiello del Centro Commerciale Campania di Marcianise (Caserta), è stato scelto come sede per il workshop dedicato ai formatori del programma Orto in Condotta, organizzato dall'Ufficio Educazione di Slow Food Italia. Dal cinque al sette luglio, 50 educatori provenienti da tutta Italia e dagli Stati Uniti, si...

The Nigerian woman told a familiar tale. Fleeing poverty, with few prospects at home and lured by the promise of legal employment, she became one of the tens of thousands of migrants who have been braving the Mediterranean in crowded boats, bound for Europe.   After she landed, the traffickers who arranged her journey told her she owed them...

If you are the Bourbon King Charles VII, His Holy Royal Majesty, King of Naples and Sicily and Jerusalem, Infante of Spain, Duke of Parma and Piacenza, and the son of the King of Spain and the Queen of Saxony, when you say you want a new palace, the only question you are asked is "how big". "Give me a magnificent new royal court in a place safe fr...