July 1 2016 / Events

Touching Nola’s Cultural Intangible

Nola, Campania

Ostensibly, you can’t touch an “intangible”. We just did. And at a deep level. Ever since hearing about the 2013


June 21 2016 / Local Interest

Jewelry for Feet

Salerno, Campania

Summertime is here again, and ItalianNotebook is offering Maestro Gaetano‘s stunning handmade sandals again through our online store, ItalianConnections! These


November 30 2015 / Art & Archaeology

Bravi!

Paestum, Campania

The following five 4th century BC frescos which once adorned a Samnite tomb were recovered by the Comando Carabinieri Tutela


April 2 2015 / Food & Wine

Spring’s Secret Agent

Sant'Agata de' Goti, Campania

The other day I was walking by the pharmacy in my little town of S. Agata dè Goti. It is


March 13 2015 / Places

Scandal in Posillipo

Naples, Campania

Queen Joanna II (1373 – 1435) lived in troubled times. Her series of court favourites and lovers was embroidered in


February 6 2015 / Local Interest

FUNICULÌ, FUNICULÀ!

Mount Vesuvius, Campania

From the days when British Ambassador William Hamilton wore through his shoes (and those of his long-suffering servants) upon the


December 9 2014 / Events

Sorrento Off Season

Sorrento, Campania

Traveling off season has many perks, among them unexpected meetings and discoveries such as those enjoyed in Sorrento a few weeks ago. Thanks


September 22 2014 / Art & Archaeology

The Cupid Seller

Castellammare di Stabbia, Campania

This week we are proud to present a beautifully handcrafted, Italian designed line of jewelry, the GrandTour Collection, made by


February 25 2014 / Art & Archaeology

VideoNote: Belpensiero (Beautiful Thoughts)

San Lorenzello, Campania

(CONTAINS A NEW VIDEONOTE! – SEE BELOW) The famous tiles of Naples, Amalfi, Vietri and Sorrento were fruit of the


February 5 2014 / Places

To Luxurious Heights

Anacapri, Campania

The island of Capri has been hyped and glamorized into oblivion, like so many once-secret getaways of big-name Hollywood stars.


January 27 2014 / Art & Archaeology

Vespasian’s Legacy

Morcone, Campania

Not a lot is known about the Emperor Vespasian’s life and brief rule, except that he was a highly competent


December 23 2013 / Food & Wine

Just ‘Desserts’?

Montesarchio, Campania

If you are a subscriber to ItalianNotebook, you are probably a lover of Italy and its wonderful cuisine. If, on


December 12 2013 / Local Interest

The Making of Bill de Blasio… literally

Sant'Agata de' Goti, Campania

The sleepy hamlet of Sant’Agata de’ Goti was recently catapulted to fame by the election of the mayor of New


November 13 2013 / Food & Wine

When life Gives you lemons…

Amalfi, Campania

…make limoncello, lemon soap, lemon ceramics, lemon candles, limoncello granita. The Amalfi coast isn’t just about stunning sea views, romantic


October 31 2013 / Art & Archaeology

Drain Away

Napoli, Campania

Puozza scula’… possibly, at the same time, one of the most colorful and most disturbing Neapolitan insults that one can


June 25 2013 / Places

San Pietro Infine

There was once a small town called San Pietro Infine. It nestled peacefully on a hilltop overlooking the lovely Liri valley,


May 17 2013 / Art & Archaeology

Spaccanapoli

Naples, Campania

No trip to Naples is complete without a walk along what locals simply call Spaccanapoli (literally, Naples splitter). Actually, it


April 10 2013 / Places

Ischia: Eat, Drink and Whistle

Ischia, Campania

The largest island in the Phelgrean Archipelago — just at the northern end of the Bay of Naples out in


February 28 2013 / Art & Archaeology

Le Madri

Capua, Campania

Tucked halfway down a narrow street, the Museo Campano di Capua houses mosaics, medieval paintings, and funerary epigraphs of the


February 20 2013 / Places

Calabria’s Patron Saint

While strolling through the huge Piazza del Plebiscito in Naples, the Church of San Francesco di Paola with its grand