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Italy’s First Capsule Hotel Opens in Naples Airport
Published on Saturday, February 4, 2017 by Drawing inspiration from accommodations in Tokyo, Italy’s first capsule hotel opened in January in the Naples Capodichino Airport. Bed and Boarding, or “BenBo” for short, is open 24 hours every day and allows travelers to get nine hours of rest at night (11 p.m. to 8 a.m.) for 25€, or take a one-hour nap before a flight for 8€ (the second hour is 7€ and ...
New Tunnels Found Underneath Naples
Published on Friday, April 8, 2016 by For some time, “Naples Sotteranea,” or “Underground Naples,” has been a draw for travelers from around the world. The tunnels and caverns beneath the historic Italian city are built on a porous type of rock called “tufo,” the result of centuries of hardening of volcanic ash. (The photo to the right is of an old water tunnel underneath Naples.) While muc...
Italy Wants UNESCO Protection for Neapolitan Pizza
Published on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 by At the suggestion of the Italian government, the country’s UNESCO heritage commission plans to propose that the art of making Neapolitan pizza be included on the United Nations’ Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity list. The proposal would officially distinguish Neapolitan pizza from other world-famous styles of pizza such as New York-style and Chicago-style...
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 Christmas Markets
Published on Monday, December 1, 2014 by Many tourists from the United States hear “Christmas market” and immediately think of Germany’s deservedly famous “Weinachtsmarkts” and “Kristkindlmarkts,” both of which conjure up the smell of Gluehwein and the sizzle of roast bratwurst. But Italy has its own legion of markets during the winter holidays, and like everything Italian, they’re focused mo...
Women Only: Amalfi Coast Adventure
Published on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 by JUST FOUR SPACES LEFT! We've put together the ultimate girls trip to Italy and you're invited! We can't think of anyone better to lead this adventure on the Amalfi Coast than Susan Van Allen. After all, she wrote the book on where women should travel in Italy (100 Places in Italy Every Woman Should Go). Susan has hand-crafted the itinerary for inspiring adventure i...
The Famous Tailors of Naples
Published on Thursday, April 24, 2014 by Naples has long been famous for its tailors. Italians and foreigners alike have flocked to this southern Italian city for handmade suits. The New York Times is reporting that Neapolitan tailoring is hotter than ever. "And the Neapolitan tailors seem to be more successful than the chaotic city itself in moving further into the 21st century. Like the waters of the ba...
What to See and Do in Naples Italy
Published on Thursday, January 31, 2013 by Bella Napoli! Naples has long been an Italian treasure. In recent years, this incredible city in Italy's Campania region has gotten a bum rap for mafia exploits, corruption and overflowing garbage. But the city is cleaning up its act, in more ways than one, and remains one of Italy's most vibrant and fascinating destinations.   The New York Times recently spent 36 ...
See America’s Cup Sailing In Naples This Spring
Published on Friday, January 11, 2013 by If you're a sailing enthusiast or just looking for something fun to do while in Italy this spring, take note that the America's Cup World Series will take place in Naples this spring. The series, which runs April 16 to 21, 2013, will be the only America's Cup event in Europe this year. Some 500,000 spectactors turned out for a similar event in Naples last year. ...
What’s New in Italy in 2013, According to Rick Steves
Published on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 by Expert in all things European travel, Rick Steves has put together his list what to look out for in Italy in 2013. If you're planning to travel to Italy this year, it is worth a read. Here's what Steves says is new and interesting in Italy for 2013: More rooms at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence have been opened to the public, including  the Caravaggio Rooms and t...
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