May 8 2008 / Art & Archaeology

A Roman Amphitheater All to Yourself

S.Maria Capua Vetere

Two thousand three hundred years ago, the Via Appia (or Appian Way) was built to connect Rome with the ancient


May 5 2008 / Local Interest

Bocce: The Game of Kings

S. Agata dei Goti

In the tiny town of S. Agata dei Goti, bocce (pronounced BOH-chay) is my preferred spectator sport. Every afternoon, as


October 9 2007 / Events

Ravello Festival

Ravello, Campania

You really wonder whether someone has it out for you. Seems impossible that they could have made it more evocative.