Light and Shadow: Art Tourism in Naples (Part I)

by Mark RussellThe city of Naples famously sits in the shadow of Vesuvius, continental Europe’s only active volcano. But many other shadows have cast themselves over its long and complicated history: the shadows of war, cholera, poverty, and organized crime among them. For many decades following Italian Unification, the shadow of diaspora also hung over [...]

Walking on the Edge of the Sky…

“And suddenly you realize that you’ve been walking like on the edge of paradise”. Apparently enough, this is what many hikers and travelers must have thought when looking at the stunning views beneath them, delighted of the once-in-a-lifetime experience they were having on this unexpected side of the Amalfi Coast, along the world famed “Sentiero [...]

“Forza Bill!”

When Bill de Blasio was declared mayor-elect of New York City on Tuesday, there were celebrations in southern Italy. Both Sant’Agata di Goti in Campania and Grassano in Basilicata had been closely following the recent election, for them de Blasio is one of their own. In the town of Sant’Agata di Goti near Naples, where [...]

The Sweet Side of St Joseph day: Zeppole !

For St. Joseph there is a traditional Italian recipe: Zeppole. This is a typical pastry from Campania cuisine. Never tasted them ? Well… we suggest yout to try and… you’ll love them! In Italy march 19 is the dad’s day too: we celebrate fathers and this is the perfect recipe for all Italian papas! Viva [...]

ItalianSide stories: travel to the roots (part 3)

by Virginia M. (Part 1) (Part 2) We don’t know why, but all four of us expected a small Sicilian village, not a metropolis. There is a daily street market that spreads over a huge area with great bargains. If you are looking for food then it is best to visit in the morning. It [...]

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