THE RUGGED AND MOUNTAINOUS AMALFI Coast offers a countless scenic views and wonderful beaches, but among the most unique features in the area is the narrow opening known as Fiordo di Furore. Fiordo di Furore, which is actually a ria, not a fjord, is an inlet created by the Schiato torrent that flows between the rocks, creating a valley that opens t...

IN ORDER TO BRING WATER to the nearby monastery of St. Benedict, a massive aqueduct was built during the 9th century in what is now the historic center of Salerno. At the time the city was thriving as one of the most important centers of Italy, under the rule of the Lombards. The aqueduct consists of two separate branches, joining near the monaster...

THE RUINS OF THE OLD village San Severino di Centola, originally San Severino di Camerota, are located on a rugged hill in southern Cilento,  in the Italian region of Campania. The village was founded during the 10th-11th centuries and was progressively abandoned as inhabitants chose to move their settlement closer to the newly developed railway in...

"L'Italia chiamò". L'inno di Mameli, colonna sonora della Repubblica Italiana, è intonato da un balcone all'altro di un condominio mentre fuori è notte e non è una notte come le altre: è una di quelle notti di paura e costrizione. C'è l'emergenza Coronavirus e molta gente è da giorni costretta in casa, misura draconiana ma indispensabile per ridurr...

This karst cave system is is believed to be more than 34 million years old. Though typically known as the Pertosa Caves, cave system is also known as Grotte dell’Angelo (Angel Caves), in honor of Saint Michael the Archangel, or Grotte di Pertosa-Auletta, for the two municipalities where most of the caves are located. Almost two miles (three kilomet...

Sarà presentato venerdì prossimo, 11 ottobre, alle 18.30 presso l’Aula Consiliare del Comune di Cava de’ Tirreni, in provincia di Salerno, il nuovo romanzo che si misura con la scottante tematica dell’emigrazione di ritorno di Giuseppe Foscari, dal titolo “L’Americana”, edito dalla Marlin, la casa editrice di Tommaso e Sante Avagliano. “L’Americana...

The Amalfi Coast is what Italian summer dreams are made of. It is a region so dreamlike that many have tried to capture its beguiling beauty in literature, film and on millions of Instagram accounts around the world. However, to truly appreciate the essence of the Amalfi Coast, it must be experienced, and slowly savoured like those final moments of...

My father’s Italian parents, Leonardo and Anna Maria Mecca, resided in a small mountainous village about 50 miles east of Salerno known as Avigliano before immigrating to the United States. They sought America’s freedom and opportunity, but nothing else. Once an important center of woodworking and cutlery artisans, an earthquake in 1980 decimated...