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New Archaeological Areas open to the Public at Pompeii and Stabia

By at August 5, 2015 | 7:10 am | 1 Comments

It was a great week for archaeology in Campania as 3 major initiatives were completed, and restored ruins were returned to the public at Pompeii and Stabia. At Pompeii, as part of the Grande Progetto Pompei, the Basilica was re-opened on 30th July, following interventions to secure the ruins, in particular, where weaknesses and loss of material were found in the

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Pasquale’s Pathway: A Look Back at the Pathway to the Gods

By at June 5, 2015 | 2:08 pm | 0 Comment

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The storied Pathway to the Gods once eluded me. On a vacation to Positano two years ago I had all good intentions of completing the famous 6 kilometer hike along the Amalfi Coast to Agerola, perhaps even taking a few yogic breaths and sun salutations along the way. Instead, fancying myself a beached siren (and more realistically a whale), I spent two weeks drinking

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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


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


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

Safari Positano_2

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

Tragara overlook : Capri : - 103

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 | 49 Comments

How to get to Positano :

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


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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