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Reggia Express: Vintage Train Trip in Italy
Published on Monday, January 23, 2017 by In mid-January, an historic train took its inaugural journey from Naples to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Reggia di Caserta, offering a special day tour of Caserta’s 18th-century royal palace. The Reggia Express is a restored 1930s vintage train with an electric locomotive, and its three carriages can accommodate 234 passengers. The tour itinerary includes a...
Six New Houses Unveiled at Pompeii
Published on Monday, January 4, 2016 by They say there’s nothing new under the sun—and that might go double or triple for Pompeii, the ancient Italian city once and forever devastated yet preserved by the 79 A.D. eruption of Mount Vesuvius. For centuries, visitors have seen the same structures and interiors, including the Fullonica di Stephanus (Stephen’s Drycleaners) and the notorious Lupanarium bord...
Casts of Pompeii Victims Show Horror
Published on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 by Last week, the exhibit Pompeii and Europe: 1748-1943 opened at the National Archaeological Museum of Naples, in collaboration with the Pompeii archaeological site.  A noteworthy portion of the exhibit will be 86 plaster casts painstakingly restored from the ash-encased human remains recovered from Pompeii in 1863. The 79 A.D. eruption of Mount Vesuvius resulted in...
Italian Blue Waters Get Prestigious Blue Flags
Published on Friday, May 15, 2015 by The International Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) has once again given Italy the highest number of Blue Flag beaches, bringing Italy's total to 280. The Blue Flag designation means that a beach meets the organization’s high eco-standards for cleanliness and sustainability. FEE Italy President Claudio Mazza says that the constant increase, up from 248...
Pompeii’s Villa dei Misteri Reopens
Published on Friday, March 20, 2015 by The largest house in  Pompeii fully reopened today following two years of renovation. Villa dei Misteri (Villa of the Mysteries), famous for its frescoes of the cult of Bacchus or  Dionysus, is now completely to visitors. The villa was renovated in stages so parts could remain open. Culture Minister Dario Franceschini  cut the ribbon on the renovated site an...
Aerial Archaeology in Campania
Published on Monday, February 16, 2015 by Perhaps you’ve visited Pompeii and marveled at what was trapped in the aftermath of Mount Vesuviu’s’s A.D. 79 eruption. While that city’s devastation cannot be overestimated, its careful preservation has also given millions of people a window into ancient Roman life.  Now, thanks to the latest technology, you may soon be able to visit a southern Italian city...
The Italy Mix: Silent Places, Hidden Art in Florence
Published on Sunday, February 23, 2014 by The Italy Mix is a weekly post about the most interesting Italy and Italy travel news and human interest stories around the Web each week. Here are our top picks for this week: Academy of Silence: A new organization in Tuscany seeks to gather a list of the quietest hotels, towns and other places in Italy.  One of them, Eremito Hotelito del Alma in Umbria is pict...
Explore the Five Senses of Wine in Southern Italy (Video)
Published on Sunday, January 26, 2014 by One of the great joys of taking a food and wine tour in Italy, even just for a day, is to get more familiar with the ingredients and attributes of Italy's bounty of tastes. If you're visiting the Amalfi Coast, Naples or anywhere in Campania, you can't miss the private day-long Southern Gourmet Tour where our guide extraordinaire Gaetano takes visitors to his corner...
Olive Oil Harvest: Visiting An Olive Mill in Campania
Published on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 by What do Italians do at the end of October and beginning of November? They harvest their olives. Up and down the country, huge olive producers as well as folks with just a few trees on their property bring together friends and workers to pick the olives from the trees. Once picked, they gather them up for a trip to the olive mill. As part of the Southern Go...
Italy Travel Photo – The Faraglioni of The Island of Capri
Published on Monday, May 6, 2013 by The stunning island of Capri, off Italy's Amalfi Coast, has been attracting visitors for generations.  One of the islands most famous sites on the island  are the Faraglioni - a group of three geological stacks, just off the coast. They even have names: Stella, Mezzo and Scopolo. Photo by sneakerdog, flickr.com...
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