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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...
Pompeii Bit The Dust 1,933 Years Ago Today
Published on Friday, August 24, 2012 by Anyone who has toured Pompeii has some idea of the terror its citizens endured on August 24, 79 A.D. All you have to do is look at one of the most popular exhibits at this archaeological site.  The "Garden of Fugitives" is a series of plaster casts of how Pompeiians where frozen in time trying to outrun the eruption of nearby Mt. Vesuvius.   But what the res...
Cilento – Nature at its Best!
Published on Monday, May 21, 2012 by If you want to see nature at its best, then plan a holiday to Italy’s Cilento coast. Carefully preserved beauty, stunning landscapes, and rich archaeological sites make it a perfect place to escape your hectic lifestyles. The coast of Cilento has the best of sandy beaches in Italy. With the cleanest waters, these beaches offer a lot of opportunities for swimming,...
The Great Pompeii Project Launched To Restore Ruins
Published on Monday, April 23, 2012 by The Grande Progetto Pompei, or Great Pompeii Project was inaugurated this month to revamp the damaged areas of one of the most fragile and historically rich archeological sites in Italy and the world. After years of media criticism that Italy was not properly caring for the site, as well as alarming structural collapses that occurred over the past year and a half...
Santa Maria Capua Vetere: A Treasure in Campania
Published on Thursday, August 11, 2011 by If you're planning a visit to the Campania region of Italy and want to take a journey far back in time, head to Santa Maria Capua Vetere, once the site of the ancient city of Capua, once the richest city in southern Italy. (Modern Capua was founded nearby in 857 by inhabitants forced out by the Saracens.) This is where Spartacus, a Thracian slave, launched a two-year ...