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Julian Assange from Wikileaks in Italian Christmas nativity scenes

10 April, 2020
We’ve already talked of Italy’s famous nativity scenes, especially from Naples and the via S.Gregorio Armeno. The “presepe” (nativity scenes) workshops along this street are renowned for making famous figures as part of the scene, with previous appearances from Barak…

Christmas and New Year's Eve in Naples with Easy Naples Kit

6 April, 2020
During the Christmas Season Naples has a lot to offer. A couple of days ago I came across a rather interesting package called Easy Naples that comprises two nights’ accommodation and several facilitations and services. This special kit contains tickets…

Caffe al bacio: coffee with a chocolate kiss in Naples

31 March, 2020
A bar in Naples is serving up a new take on Italian coffee, called the “caffé al bacio”. “Bacio” means ‘kiss’ in Italian, and much like the bacio gelato flavour, this involves using Italy’s premier hazelnut spread, Nutella.The caffé al…

San Gennaro's treasures on display in Naples

22 March, 2020
The city of Naples is to host an exhibition devoted to the treasure of San Gennaro, the city’s patron saint. Made up of unique pieces of jewellery donated by Italy’s most noble and powerful families over the centuries, the treasure…

Postcards from Italy: Santa Chiara cloister in Naples

21 March, 2020
The Santa Chiara cloister in Naples can’t strictly be called a cloister, which you would normally consider as a dark, hushed religious area. In the style of the sunny city of Naples, this particular specimen is an open-air cloister, beautifully…