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By at May 1, 2015 | 4:25 pm | 1 Comments

Sorrento_BlackProcession

April was such an incredibly busy month, I hardly know where to start. The beginning of the month brought us to Sorrento where we spent Easter weekend at one of our favourite hotels, the Grand Hotel de la Ville. Located just on the outskirts of town, it is a relaxing oasis set away from the fray, but close enough to enjoy all of the action. Arriving there on

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NapolixExpo 2015 at Los Angeles Event on April 28th

By at April 27, 2015 | 9:47 am | 0 Comment

According to a press release from Campania Felix and Napoli Per Expo 2015, Naples will be well represented at Los Angeles event on April 28th: Keeping with its commitment to promoting Napoli in the US that began with Unite the Two Bays, Campania Felix to showcase NapolixExpo 2015 – Art, Culture & Business on April 28 at Los Angeles’ 20 Italian Regions For

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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

LaScala

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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Easter is……Agerola

By at April 7, 2015 | 7:17 pm | 0 Comment

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My niece has been working on a book lately. The book features brightly colored illustrations and pithy passages on the meaning of Easter. It begins with the rousing rhetorical declaration, “Easter is………” and continues with a compelling ode to “Chocolate Eggs!” My niece, Caterina is five, and like many of her peers, she is obsessed with the giant chocolate

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From the Editor’s Desk: Naples Monthly Roundup

By at April 1, 2015 | 4:09 pm | 1 Comments

PopeandTimTenClay

As the old saying goes, March came in like a lion and went out like a lamb. In between there was lots of rain and wind and many cold, damp days, but March also gave us a few beautiful, sunny days to wander the city and breath in its splendour. Marzo è Pazzo – March is Crazy or so they say, let's just hope April brings back the sanity and more importantly, the

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Villa dei Misteri at Pompeii re-opened after restoration

By at March 23, 2015 | 11:33 am | 0 Comment

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After a two year restoration, and three month closure for work on its paving, Pompeii's biggest house, the Villa dei Misteri (Villa of Mysteries), re-opened on Friday 20th March. During the grand re-opening, Culture Minister Dario Franceschini said "Today is an important day: we give back to the world the splendour, the wonders of the Villa dei Misteri.  If you ask me

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May of the Monuments 2015 – ‘O core ‘e Napule – Cori, cuori e colori di Napoli

By at March 17, 2015 | 4:51 pm | 0 Comment

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This year, this institutional initiative Maggio dei Monumenti (May of the Monuments) reaches its XXI edition. The event will open with a prologue over the last weekend of April, from the 24th to the 26th, dedicated to Giacomo Leopardi, to his life and his works, on occasion of the restoration of the tomb of the poet in the Parco Vergiliano in Naples. The main events

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On the Pope’s Visit to Naples

By at March 16, 2015 | 3:37 pm | 0 Comment

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Italy, of course, is famous for its Catholicism. The entire country is freckled with centuries-old cathedrals and chapels; patron days are celebrated with fervor, and shrines to the Madonna can be found practically everywhere. While one might expect to find flags hanging in stores and pinned to lapels throughout the US, Italy is plastered with pictures of Padre Pio and

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From the Editor’s Desk: Naples Monthly Roundup

By at March 1, 2015 | 11:03 am | 1 Comments

SnowCapped Vesuvius

February came and went with a flash and I can hardly believe we are already inching our way towards spring. The weather was mostly cold and wet, but when the sun did shine, oh what vistas it did reveal, especially of Vesuvius, who was col cappello bianco, with its snow cap on for much of the month. Not only was there snow on the mountain, but we even saw snow in

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A Night at the Opera

By at February 27, 2015 | 7:32 am | 0 Comment

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To be at Teatro San Carlo, the oldest opera house in Europe (1737), is a world class experience, but when you add in the splendid music of Richard Wagner’s Tristan and Isolde and the brilliant conducting of  Zubin Mehta, get ready to be transported to another universe. And so, guess who got transported for 5 blissful hours of listening enjoyment? That’s

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