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10 Most Instagrammable Spots in Campania

10 Most Instagrammable Spots in Campania | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Flying to Naples or the Amalfi Coast soon? Don’t miss these 10 insta-ready shots…

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The Greatest Teen Job in the World Might Be Reopening Italian Catacombs

The Greatest Teen Job in the World Might Be Reopening Italian Catacombs | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

La Paraza Cooperative is bringing Naples' ancient catacombs back to life—and revitalizing their city in the process.

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Napoli: The One Italian City You're Probably Not Visiting, But Should

Napoli: The One Italian City You're Probably Not Visiting, But Should | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

This is the city of Elena Ferrante, the mysterious signature whose novels are at the top of best-selling lists and has brought Italian literature to the international arena. But even before that Naples is the city of Totò, Enrico Caruso and pizza. It is the symbol of passion—good and bad—and Mount Vesuvius towering over it is the symbol of a volcanic power that is always about to be unleashed. If you’re visiting Italy, a trip to Naples is mandatory. Its name comes from the Greek Neapolis, new city. But before this “second foundation” of the fifth century BC, it was the site of the famous Parthenope. Dominated by the Romans, Byzantines, Normans and Swabians, exposed to Islamic influences, a capital city and the home of one of Europe’s most important universities, Naples gradually became enriched with palaces, villas, streets, and churches.[...]

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Sfogliatelle: a sweet bit (bite) of Italy in US

Sfogliatelle: a sweet bit (bite) of Italy in US | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Hankering for sfogliatelle? If you're from Staten Island or Brooklyn, you have come to love these flaky, crackling Italian pastries wrapped around a ricotta cheese-based filling. [...]

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When in Naples, you have to try sfogliatella, and Pasticceria Attanasio offers the best sfogliatelle you’ve ever tasted... but abroad? Is it possible to taste good sfogliatelle outside Italy? It seems to be possible in US, read the article.

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Where To Eat Pizza In Naples, Italy, Pizza’s Spiritual Home

Where To Eat Pizza In Naples, Italy, Pizza’s Spiritual Home | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
Pizza has no inventors and no fathers: It is the fruit of Naples’ genius. While, luckily, good pizza is becoming easier and easier to find all over the world, Naples is still the place to feast on it…
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Pizzeria Gino Sorbillo

Pizzaria La Notizia 

50 Kalò

La Figlia del Presidente

Pizza Gourmet Giuseppe Vesi

Da Attilio

Starita a Materdei

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Is Naples the favourite Italian Town for Brits?

Is Naples the favourite Italian Town for Brits? | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
Vibrant, chaotic and gloriously dilapidated, Naples is a place where life, romance and death are passionately entwined. Stanley Stewart falls in love
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10 Never missed things on Holidays in Naples, Italy

10 Never missed things on Holidays in Naples, Italy | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Naples is the third largest city in Italy, covering an area of 117.27 sq km. The city has significance historical value, known as Neapolis in ancient Rome. The city has also been listed by the UNESCO as a World Heritage site due to the course of its long history.  The city has also one of the busiest ports on the Mediterranean Sea.

Naples has been a major cultural hub, and had a great deal of influence during the Renaissance Enlightenment era. The city has been home to several artists in past, and is often reflected in the architecture and museums of the city. Naples is definitely an ideal spot for those who are interested in history and arts alike. 

Here’s a list of never missed things on holidays in Naples, Italy.

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  1. Pizza, coffee and gelato.
  2. History - Pompeii and Herculaneum
  3. Wander aimlessly in the city
  4. Teatro di San Carlo.
  5. Museo Archeologico Nazionale
  6. Mount Vesuvius
  7. The old part of Naples, the Palazzo Reale, churches of Gesù Nuovo, San Lorenzo and Santa Chiara.
  8. Diving and snorkelling - Gulf of Naples, Phlegraean islands.
  9. The Cinema Arcobaleno
  10. Spaccanapoli
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Capodimonte porcelain, a royal tradition from Naples

Capodimonte porcelain, a royal tradition from Naples | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Pursuing his interest in the art, Charles VII founded the Capodimonte (top of the mountain) Porcelain factory in Naples in 1743. Production was well under way when Charles’ father, the King of Spain, died in 1759 and Charles took the Spanish throne and left the throne of Naples to his son Ferdinand. Before he left, however, he ordered the porcelain works demolished, and took the molds with him to Spain to found another factory there.

Ferdinand IV wasn’t so easily dissuaded–he had come to appreciate the porcelain art himself, and re-established the Capodimonte factory in 1772. [...]

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Naples-Toledo the 1st of the Europe's 12 most impressive metro stations by CNN

Naples-Toledo the 1st of the Europe's 12 most impressive metro stations by CNN | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Toledo, Naples, Italy Opened in 2012, Toledo station defies its depth -- at 50 meters, one of the deepest in Naples -- with a design based around themes of light and water.

A work called "Light Panels" by Robert Wilson illuminates the station corridor furthest underground.

This stunning station has competition: it's part of the city's network of so-called Metro Art Stations.

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9 of the Fifty great cultural tours for 2013 proposed by Telegraph

9 of the Fifty great cultural tours for 2013 proposed by Telegraph | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Below I have picked out 9 italian of 50 international best cultural tours for 2013

  • 6 Emperors and Artists, Italy

A great option for those new to the cultural treasures of Italy, this tour promises all the show-shopping Italian moments, from gondola rides in Venice to gelati in the Roman sunshine. It also offers a snapshot of Italy’s artistic legacy, including an expert-guided tour of Florence’s Uffizi Gallery; and the many artistic riches housed in the Vatican City at Rome, including that famous paint-job by Michelangelo.
July 8 and 22, from £4,489 (0845 485 1525; abercrombiekent.com)

  • 8 Norman Might, Baroque Splendours: Puglia Across the Ages

The historian Charles Freeman leads this “leisurely” exploration of Puglia, the heel of Italy. It includes visits to a wide range of monuments from medieval and later periods, and time to absorb the magnificent Baroque architecture of Lecce and the much lesser-known Norman cathedrals and castles of the regio.
September 23-30, £1,995. Ciceroni Travel (01869 811167; ciceroni.co.uk)

  • 11 Florentine Palazzi

A new itinerary focusing on Renaissance palaces and allowing access to several that are normally closed to the public. These include Palazzi Corsini, Lanfredini, Pandolfini and Capponi all’Annunziata. Special arrangements also allow entry to the Uffizi’s 16th-century Vasari Corridor. The leader is Dr Joachim Strupp, an expert in Italian art.
November 6-10, £1,920. Martin Randall Travel

  • 15 The Ancient Greeks and Romans of Naples

Rupert Smith, a classicist and teacher, brings the stories of ancient Greece and Rome to life on this week-long Easter holiday tour aimed at families with children aged 11 and over. Boat rides and a stay on a mozzarella farm combine with trips to Naples, Pompeii, Amalfi and Paestum to provide a good balance of fun and education.
April 4-11, £1,630 excluding flights. Cazenove and Lloyd (020 7384 2332; cazloyd.com)

  • 23 Pompeii, Herculaneum & Classical Campania

A chance for special, behind-the-scenes access to some of Pompeii’s private monuments and buildings is why this tour is among Andante Travels’ most popular options. Spring and autumn departures are led by a range of expert lecturers including William Manning, Emeritus Professor of Roman Archaeology at Cardiff University.
Seven departures March to May and September to October, £1,365. Andante Travels (01722 713800; andantetravels.com)

  • 34 Verdi at La Scala, Milan

Kirker is offering several trips to La Scala; given that this is Verdi’s year, the one that includes two of his greatest works in three days looks like the one to pick. The productions of Aida and Don Carlo are conducted by Fabio Luisi, and the trip is accompanied by Sandy Burnett, the musician and former Radio 3 presenter. October 28-31, £1,290. Kirker Holidays (020 7593 1899; kirkerholidays.com)

  • 41 Eastern Sicily

Private visits to gardens in the company of Robin Lane Fox, reader in ancient history at Oxford University, gardener and occasional contributor to Telegraph Travel. The itinerary includes palaces in Catania and Syracuse, the amphitheatre at Taormina, the Baroque town of Noto and a trip to see the Riace bronzes.
Sept 13-19, £2,985 excluding flights. Fine Art Travel (020 7437 8553; finearttravel.co.uk)

  • 45 Gastronomic Piedmont

Piedmont, centre of the Slow Food movement, arguably takes its food and wine more seriously than anywhere else in Italy. This tour includes visits to Alba, the world’s white-truffle capital, and to several Barolo wineries, plus meals at simple trattorias and Michelin-starred restaurants. It also leaves time to explore the region’s art and architecture – which are also of the highest order. The lecturer is Marc Millon, co-author of Frommer’s Food Lover’s Companion to Italy.
Oct 5-11, £2,660. Martin Randall Travel (020 8742 3355; martinrandall.co.uk)

  • 46 Gastronomic tour of Sicily

Peter Sommer is best known for his cultural cruises in Turkish gulets, but he also offers themed trips to other European destinations. This itinerary in Sicily takes in both gastronomical and historical highlights and is led by Marcello Baglioni, a cultural specialist, and Dr Michael Metcalfe, an archaeologist. It includes cooking classes, visits to local producers of cheese, olives, honey and wines, and numerous tastings, including one of traditional modicano chocolate.
Oct 5-12, £2,495 excluding flights. Peter Sommer (01600 888220; petersommer.com)

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Procida island in Naples Italy is absolutely breathtaking

Procida island in Naples Italy is absolutely breathtaking | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
Procida is an island in the Bay of Naples in southern Italy. Its picturesque landscape and somewhat scruffy charm are among the reasons it still attracts travelers.
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The Herb That Has People In This Italian Village Living Past 100

Acciaroli, a small fishing village south of Naples, has an unusual concentration of citizens over the age of 100, with very low rates of Alzheimer’s and heart disease. Their use of rosemary may be why.
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On the trail of a Novelist: Ferrante's Italy in 6 stages

On the trail of a Novelist: Ferrante's Italy in 6 stages | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
Elena Ferrante has taken the literary world by storm. The Italian novelist—who writes under a pseudonym—is a mystery to her readers, but the places where she sets her books don't need to be. Discover the backdrops to Ferrante's best-selling, four-volume Neapolitan novels series, which concluded with The Story of the Lost Child this past September.
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A Literary journey in Italy on the trail of a novelist who sold millions of books without showing her face.

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Travel insight: Naples Italy

Travel insight: Naples Italy | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Naples is a big city and there is so much to visit and explore. You will definitely not have time to see everything over a long weekend. [...]

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Here are some good suggestions visiting Naples, (the city is a listed UNESCO World Heritage site). But I want to give you extra resources:

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Frozen in Time: Casts of Pompeii Reveal Last Moments of Volcano Victims

Frozen in Time: Casts of Pompeii Reveal Last Moments of Volcano Victims | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

The plaster casts of 86 agonized victims of the Mount Vesuvius eruption in 79 AD will go on exhibit May 26, 2015, in National Archaeological Museum of Naples, Italy.

People of Pompeii, a Roman city, were in their death throes when a cloud of gas from the volcano enveloped them, killing them. The gas was 300 degrees centigrade (572 degrees F). Clearly, from the expressions of their faces and their bodily contortions they were caught by surprise when the ash cloud finally consumed them.[...]

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Naples: Italy's pizza capital ups the temptation - the indipendent.co.uk

Naples: Italy's pizza capital ups the temptation - the indipendent.co.uk | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Naples is like Rio de Janeiro. It's like Caracas. You get the best and the worst. There's no in between.

Previously tarnished by associations with litter and crime, this seductive seaside city is cleaning up its act. [...]

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  • craftsmanship in Via San Gregorio Armeno
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'Love Parking' offers Italian couples real lovers' lane

'Love Parking' offers Italian couples real lovers' lane | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Couples in Italy searching for a lovers' lane no longer need to park at some shady spot in the woods or drive up to some remote lookout to fool around — there's now a guarded car park for that!  Love Parking is a seductive business set up in the southern Italian city of Naples, where the streets are not known for being particularly safe for late-night spates of lovemaking, [...]

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Vloasis's curator insight, September 3, 2014 8:46 PM

I suppose it could cover the more advanced stage, when you get kicked-out after a fight and need a place for the night!

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The greening and cleaning of Naples nurtures tourism by bike, metro and boat

The greening and cleaning of Naples nurtures tourism by bike, metro and boat | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

NAPLES, Italy - Luca Simeone rides his bike along the sunny beachfront of Naples while his little daughter sleeps on the baby seat.

It may sound ordinary, but this simple act is revolutionary. Three years ago Naples' seafront was an urban highway, noisy and smoggy, jammed with car traffic, while smelly trash erupted from garbage bins along streets and alleys. Urban cyclers were regarded as eco-fundamentalists.

Three years later, Naples has a new mayor, clean streets, a wide pedestrian beachfront and a 20-kilometre (20-mile) cycling lane overlooking a beautiful bay. This is the liberated beachfront ("Il lungomare liberato") [...]

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10 of the Best Christmas Markets in Italy

10 of the Best Christmas Markets in Italy | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Christmas markets in Italy are one of our favorite parts of, well, Christmas in Italy! Not only are they beautiful and atmospheric (and a great place to get that holiday shopping done), but they make for an especially fun way to get to know an area’s local traditions, delicacies and artisans. Since we love sustainable and immersive travel, we think that’s always a plus!

Here are our 10 favorite Christmas markets in Italy, from Naples on up to the Dolomites!

  • Christkindlmarkt in Bolzano (Dolomites)
  • Traditional South Tyrolese market in Lagundo (Dolomites)
  • Weihnachtsmarkt German Market in Florence
  • Christmas nativity market in Naples
  • Medieval candle market in Candelara (Le Marche)
  • Fabbrica di Babbo Natale in Pisa (Tuscany)
  • Piazza Navona market in Rome
  • Christmas Market Piazza Navona
  • Campo San Polo market, Venice
  • O Bej, O Bej market in Milan
  • Christmas market in Turin
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Afronomics's curator insight, December 10, 2013 8:50 PM

Before discussing the forces that move markets, it is important to know what constitutes a market and what they actually are. Markets are basically any group of buyers and sellers for a particular product (good) or service. There are highly organized markets, such as christmas markets or farmer's markets, but more commonly there are  less organized markets, that encompass everything from food to skinny jeans.