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‘La Scala’ – Art installation dedicated to the victims of Monteforte Irpino

By at April 20, 2015 | 12:28 pm | 0 Comment

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On 28th July 2013, tragedy struck.  A coach carrying pilgrims from Pozzuoli, coming back from a trip, flew off a viaduct, killing 40 people and leaving only 8 survivors. To remember the victims of the tragedy, local artist Lello Lopez created 'La Scala', a huge spiral structure, which could be seen to resemble DNA.  The artist said "The ascents and therefore the

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Capri – The Island Revisited

By at June 16, 2014 | 12:57 pm | 1 Comments

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A Confederate hero, his book about Capri, and how its updated and amplified re-publication came about by: John Churchill, Beaconsfield Publishers Ltd This book came about because of a chance visit.  There is an old library in the centre of Capri in a 14th-century building  – you ring a bell, the buzzer goes and you climb the steps of a circular tower to find a

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Where to Shop in Positano

By at June 13, 2014 | 11:57 am | 1 Comments

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Positano is a shoppers paradise. The small pedestrian streets are lined with shops filled with colorful dresses, handmade sandals and bright ceramics. These are a few of my favourite places to shop in Positano. Beach Wear Antica Sartoria Piazza dei Mulini 1/3 Via del Brigantino, 11/13 Positano Style is synonymous with a relaxed, hippy-chic look. Made popular

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Walking in Capri

By at May 20, 2014 | 9:00 am | 0 Comment

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If you are visiting Capri in spring or fall, the weather can be fickle and not every day may be a beach day. When I am in Capri on cooler days or in the off season, I love to take long walks. Some routes are rugged with hundreds of narrow steps and some are easy strolls. All of them lead to breathtaking views and enough exercise to justify the need for another gelato or

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How to Get to the Amalfi Coast

By at April 15, 2014 | 10:01 am | 19 Comments

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How do you get to Positano/Amalfi/Minori from Naples? This is a question that gets asked a lot here on Napoli Unplugged. The fabled Amalfi Coast is only about 40 miles (65 kilometers) from Naples, but it takes some research and patience to get there. First of all, there are lots of ways to get to the Amalfi Coast from Naples. Only one of them is direct. My favorite

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Procida: Picture Perfect

By at October 18, 2013 | 11:39 am | 0 Comment

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Procida's picturesque village, Corricella, is nestled cozily between strata of volcanic tuff and ash. The mainland, near Monte di Procida is visible in the background. Procida lies low in the Gulf of Naples, much like a snoozing crocodile--immobile, so that one barely notices it. From the air though, it looks to me like a Scotty dog with a crescent tail loping

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Ischia by Sea

By at June 11, 2013 | 2:23 pm | 2 Comments

Ischia By the Sea

Who wouldn't want to go on a boat ride on a day like this? Captain Ciro in white shirt with stripes, prepares to take us out on a glorious day. Much of Ischia can only be seen by foot or by boat. Last year I went on a number of great walks on the island. This year I went by boat. What a treat! A boat trip allows you to visit the most incredible grottoes, caves and

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The Papermakers of Amalfi

By at May 20, 2013 | 10:28 am | 1 Comments

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By Don Gawlik Paper making first began in the Orient around the 700′s A.D. Five hundred years later, the sea empires of Amalfi, Genoa, Pisa, and Venice all traded extensively with the Middle East and the Orient. This network of trade gave rise to the need for documenting transactions. In the 13th century, Amalfi was the oldest Sea Republic – with bases all the way

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Procida: Good Friday

By at March 19, 2013 | 5:50 pm | 1 Comments

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The plaintiff wail of a lone trumpet greets the dawn of Good Friday on Procida.  It is followed by the slow, funereal drum beat signaling  the start of a sacred procession recalling the Passion and death of Jesus Christ.  Starting  at Torre Murata, it winds along the narrow streets until it reaches the port of Marina Grande. This holy procession is one which is

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Capri – Cool, Calm and Collected

By at November 20, 2012 | 5:25 pm | 0 Comment

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If I told you there was a place near Naples where elephants, leopards and hippopotamuses once roamed, would you believe me? Well, these exotic animals lived happily and thrived, guess where? On Capri. How they got there is of course, a geologic story.     Ancient Hippopotamus and Spotted Hyena (Crocuta Crocuiu Erxleben) which inhabited Capri, at Museo Ignazio

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