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Museums in Naples
Thursday, November 22TH, 2012 by Anna De Filippo
A guide to Italian museums: the most famous museums in Naples If you like visiting museums, and art is one of your greatest passions, Italy is the right country for you. Italy offers  a high number of museums to discover; they will satisfy the most demanding tourists as they deal with pieces dating from prehistory to modern days. Those associating only famous, historic cities like Rome or Florence to art will be surprised to discover other places of Italy have quite a high number of museums worth a visit. Naples is one of these cities: it boasts ancient origins linked to the Greeks and the...
Vietri sul mare
Saturday, July 28TH, 2012 by Anna De Filippo
Situated on the Amalfi Coast, Vietri sul Mare is the first town that tourists will encounter. Often considered the first pearl of a string along the coast, it begins the path that leads to the other beautiful towns of the area. It includes six hamlets: Albori, Benincasa, Dragonea, Marina, Molina, Raito. Home to Etruscans, its first inhabitants, Vietri sul Mare was then inhabited by Romans who probably gave it the name "Veteri", which was later changed to Vietri. Its origins are traditionally attributed to Marcina, a mysterious town probably founded by Etruscans and often mentioned in...
Naples becomes the protagonist of America's Cup
Monday, July 23TH, 2012 by Anna De Filippo
Naples becomes the protagonist of America's Cup   After several failed attempts, Naples finally hosted the biggest sailing competition, rightly considered one of the most prominent social and sporting events in the world: the  America's Cup. The 2012's America's Cup has chosen Naples as its scenic backdrop. The city has witnessed some of the most beautiful sailing boats around crossing and animating the waters of its crystal clear sea. This competition has taken place in several towns and cities all over the planet, but this year's edition has been particularly special thanks to its...
Telese Terme
Wednesday, October 26TH, 2011 by Anna De Filippo
Telese Terme: A Samnite Tradition in Campania Telese Terme is a small town in the province of  Benevento, in the region of Campania. Set in the Telesina valley, 60 meters above sea level, Telese is not too far from famous towns situated in the region such as Caserta and Naples, only 45 km away. Despite being a short drive from these urban centers, Telese Terme has the advantage of being far from chaos and noise. The town enjoys an attractive geographical position, as it is surrounded by untouched nature, but is still easy to reach thanks to the nearby motorway and public transportation....
Pianosa Island
Wednesday, May 18TH, 2011 by Anna De Filippo
While John Milton wrote about Paradise Lost, if he'd been to the island of Pianosa he'd likely have been talking about paradise found. Pianosa is not just a beautiful island but a unique one--singular in its history and location. Visitors to Pianosa have the opportunity to discover the many wonderful aspects of this special place as well as a chance to explore the untainted nature of this part of the world. Pianosa is a small land mass that originally emerged from an undersea ridge. It is the fifth largest island of the Tuscan archipelago with a surface area of 10.3 kilometers squared and a...
Vesuvio National Park
Monday, January 18TH, 2010 by ancos
  Vesuvio National Park - The Volcano   Goethe once said once you've seen Naples you can die. Whether or not this is true is, of course, debatable, but what is certain is that one can't appreciate the unique characteristics of the city or it's people without taking into account that they live in the shadow of a mighty volcano. Mount Vesuvius, destroyer of Pompeii, is still active today and the Vesuvius National Park was created in part to safeguard this famous volcano. The park is also committed to promoting scientific research and environmental education in this area, which is so rich in...
Vallo di Diano and Cilento National Park
Monday, January 11TH, 2010 by ancos
Cilento - Medieval Bridge Cilento is known to be an outstanding cultural location. It has a large group of settlements and sanctuaries along its mountain ridges which vividly portray evolution of history of the region. It was an important route not just for trade, but also for political and cultural reasons during the medieval periods. Cilento was also known to be the boundary between the colonies of Etruscan people and Magna Graecia. The ruins of two main cities from the ancient times, Veila and Paestum are located in the region which have been included in the list of world heritage sites...
Salerno
Monday, January 11TH, 2010 by ancos
Salerno - Port and Arechi Castle   The capital of the province of Salerno, in Campania, is the small city of Salerno. Located on the Tyrrhenian Sea on the beautiful Gulf of Salerno, the city is within an easy distance of the dazzling Amalfi Coast. Famous for being the location of the world's first medical university, Schola Medica Salernitana, Salerno was an important center for art, culture and learning dating back to the 16th century. Over the years Salerno suffered through many plagues and earthquakes, as well as foreign rule. Today Salerno is a city filled with many interesting things...
Shopping in Campania
Tuesday, December 29TH, 2009 by ancos
Campania - Ventotene Island The Campania region is located in southern Italy. The region is the second most populated region in the country. It is spread over an area of 13,595 sq km but has a large population of 5.8 million which makes its very densely populated. The Tyrrhenian Sea is located to its west and Capri and the Flegrean Islands are also under the administration of Campania. The capital of the region is Naples. The region is known to be rich in architecture, archeology and culture and the world heritage sites of Paestum, Herculaneum and Pompeii are located in Campania. Along the...
  Aerial View of The Cathedral of Pompeii      Stepping into the ancient towns of Pompeii, Herculaneum and Torre Annunziata--often referred to as Forgotten Cities--is like stepping back in time. Indeed, time seems to have frozen at these sites, which offer a rare glimpse into the lives of the ancient Romans. Eerily preserved by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD the excavated towns offer a wealth of information about the civilization that built and populated the them. Modern day visitors to Napoli would be remiss not to visit at least one of these UNESCO World Heritage sites, if only...

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