Seemingly overnight, Elena Ferrante — or rather, the novelist writing as Elena Ferrante — found worldwide acclaim. Her novels were everywhere: You couldn’t swing a tote bag without spotting one of her pastel-hued paperbacks on the subway, at the beach, in the airport. The four novels that make up the Neapolitan quartet rocketed her to fame. Beginni...

Despite its name, pasta alla Genovese is a traditional dish of Neapolitan cuisine. The dish, also referred to simply as la Genovese, is characterized by its white sauce made from onions and beef, and it is commonly used to dress pasta, particularly ziti or mezzane. The true origin of Pasta alla Genovese is surrounded by various theories, many of wh...

U.S. Naval Support Activity (NSA) Naples hosted the annual Festa Americana at Carney Park to celebrate America’s Independence Day, Jul 4. Held in conjunction with the NATO’s 75th anniversary, the event brought together service members and their families, Department of Defense civilians, local Italian nationals, and NATO service members to celebrate...

Beautiful Naples has recently received yet another accolade: it’s been chosen by readers and writers of the famous travel and tourism magazine Time Out as the place with the best food in the world. This type of list is not unusual in this day and age, especially when considering the exponential growth of food tourism around the world, Belpaese incl...

He is Neapolitan, 37 years old and born in Vomero. Dario Sammartino has become the winningest Italian player in history, and on the night of June 27 he won his first bracelet at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, after 12 years of trying. The Neapolitan player beat Norwegian Jon Kyte, winning the bracelet and reaching the monstrosity of prizes...

From Danish open sandwiches and Turkish köfte to Icelandic fermented shark and huge pans of Spanish paella, food in Europe comes in all shapes, sizes and flavours. But there’s only one European city that can officially say it has the best food scene on the planet.  We surveyed thousands of locals about eating out in their city to help us come up wi...

A mindless stroll on a rainy Saturday afternoon through the Naples coastline led me to Gran Caffè Gambrinus. Having checked it off my list earlier in the week, a second visit seemed redundant. I was, after all, in Naples, the Italian capital of coffee. As a Java connoisseur, it was my duty, I reasoned, to taste the Italian delicacy in as many diffe...

A year from now we will see a humanoid robot running the 100 meters at the Naples Stadium. And, why not, also the long jump, high jump and other Olympic disciplines. It sounds like science fiction but it is now an established reality that, with the launch of low-cost robots, will become more and more widespread. For now, however, it is an all-Neapo...

What a world Paolo Sorrentino creates. The Italian director called one of his movies – the one that won the Oscar for Best International Film – “The Great Beauty,” but that could have been the title of lots of them, definitely including “Parthenope,” which premiered on Tuesday in the Main Competition section of the Cannes Film Festival. In this cas...

Naples, with its vibrant streets echoing with the rich tales of history, the aroma of authentic Neapolitan pizza, and the striking views of Mount Vesuvius, presents itself as an enchanting starting point for exploration. This bustling city, located in the heart of Italy’s Campania region, is not just a treasure trove of cultural and historical marv...