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Villa of Poppea – Confirmation of the Villa Overlooking the Sea

By at October 30, 2014 | 10:42 am | 0 Comment

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The Special Superintendent for Archaeological Heritage of Pompeii, Herculaneum and Stabiae reported on 29 October 2014 that studies have confirmed that the Villa of Poppea in Oplontis did in fact, overlook the sea. According to a SSBA press release: It has long been presumed that the Villa of Poppea in Oplontis had spectacular views of the sea, with panoramic living […]

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Changes in entry to state run museums and monuments

By at June 26, 2014 | 11:18 am | 0 Comment

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The 19th June, the Minister for ‘beni e delle attività culturali e del turismo’, Dario Franceschini, announced that as of 1st July 2014, the ticket system for state run museums and monuments in Italy will change.  The changes will be as below: ALL over 25s will have to pay for entry to state run museums and monuments, […]

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Unite the Two Bays: Landmark Agreements to be signed between Napoli and San Francisco During Mayor de Magistris Visit to the Bay Area

By at October 25, 2013 | 8:25 am | 0 Comment

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Unite the Two Bays: Landmark Agreements to be signed between Napoli and San Francisco During Mayor de Magistris’ Visit to the Bay Area on October 25, 2013.

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The Four Days of Naples – September 27- 30, 1943 (Le Quattro Giornate di Napoli)

By at September 27, 2013 | 8:38 am | 4 Comments

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During Quattro Giornate di Napoli, Sept 27- 30, 1943, the Neapolitans rose up in in a spontaneous act of defiance, to rid themselves of their captors.

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Saint Restituta

By at September 26, 2013 | 2:28 pm | 0 Comment

Santa Restituta

Born in North Africa near Carthage, Saint Restituta was killed during the Diocletian persecutions. See her chapel in the Duomo in downtown Naples, Italy.

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The Bourbon Dynasty

By at May 2, 2013 | 12:19 pm | 1 Comments

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The most stunning mark King Charles VII left on the city was his building projects, which still impress visitors. The Teatro San Carlo turned Naples into an epicenter of musical genius.

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San Giovanni a Carbonara: An Ancient Beauty

By at March 5, 2013 | 11:31 am | 0 Comment

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The San Giovanni a Carbonara Church in Naples, Italy is a little known wonder. A well preserved Gothic church of the Angevin monarchy, it is home to King Ladislao’s tomb and a Sanfelice double staircase.

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Written In Stone – A Journey into the Hellenistic Necropolis of Neapolis

By at September 13, 2012 | 2:31 pm | 0 Comment

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A work in progress, this site will have you crouching on your knees, your hands searching for a toe hold on walls carved some 2400 years ago. And it will leave you with the sensation that you’ve crawled down Alice’s rabbit hole into the bowels of ancient history and into a place so intimate, so sacred, that only the most callous observers will escape unscathed.

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Pausilypon: A Visit to Publius Vedius Pollio’s Villa

By at April 9, 2012 | 6:37 pm | 0 Comment

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The onetime villa of Publius Vedius Pollio, Pausilypon with its odeon and amphitheater sits on the promontory of Posillipo hill.

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A Visit to Castel Nuovo

By at March 1, 2012 | 10:50 pm | 0 Comment

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Castel Nuovo (also known as the Maschio Angioino) towers over the port in downtown Naples. Charles I of Anjou ordered its construction, which began in 1279. He called it the “New Castle” to distinguish the palace from the older Castel Capuano and Castel dell’Ovo. Throughout the centuries, the castle underwent many renovations. Today it has […]

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