Posts by: Redazione Insolitaitalia

The legend tells that, in the nights of full moon, in the Castle of Rocca San Felice, the ghost of Margaret of Austria wanders, white dressed, looking for her beloved husband and cries the hard fate that affected her, her husband and her children, deprived of the throne and relegated in a solitary prison, with the...

Caserta is Land of Work and wines. Yes, because Land of Work was the name of a vast region that included also the current province of Caserta. It is thanks to Land of Work that Campania deserved the name of Felix. Since 79 AD, it was the most fertile zone of Campania, so that Pliny the Elder coined the name to...

The story of the origins of Naples links to that of the siren Partenope, in a dimension suspended between myth and reality. Therefore, let us start from the tale of the siren Parthenope. According to the mythology, Partenope was one of the sirens who tried, in vain, to bewitch Ulysses with their singing. When the ship...

Benevento has been a Samnite, Roman, Lombard and even pontifical town. In fact, it boasts a considerable historical artistic heritage and important archaeological assets. The roman theater of Benevento represents, therefore, most part of the Samnite archaeological heritage. It was built in the II century by the...

The delicious Neapolitan Babbà actually is not born at the slope of the Vesuvius but in the cold North, precisely in a French small town called Luneville, on the border with Germany. The Polish king Stanislaw Leszczyński, father-in-law of Louis XV of France who had married his daughter Mary, invented it. Thanks to its...

It is not difficult to fall in love with Ischia, an island that every year counts thousands of tourists on its coasts and its spas. In fact, this island in Campania is full of tourist attractions. Therefore, let us try to build a mini guide for the curious traveler. Among the wonders of Ischia, surely there is Mount...

Procida, from the geological point of view, is one of the most ‘hot zones of Italy’. Here the territory presents many volcanos and manifestations of volcanism. The same island of Procida had origin from intense eruptions that started a bit more than 50.000 years ago. Thanks to the activity of the volcanos, Procida...

Undoubtedly, Procida is the least known among the islands of the Gulf of Naples but those who visit it fall in love… because the island has its own unique and complete identity. In fact, Procida has never adapted to the mass tourism and maintains its extraordinary originality. Some of its scenarios have entered the...

In ancient times, for the feast of Santa Chiara (Saint Clare) in Naples, people used to prepare and eat a kind of pizza called, in honor of the Saint, ‘Pagnotta di Santa Chiara’ (the loaf of Saint Clare). It is a kind of dumpling, prepared with flour, mashed potatoes, yeast, lard and pepper, handy kneaded. The...

The legend of the witches has given to Benevento the fame of ‘Town of the Witches’, and still today in this place you can breathe a magical and intriguing area. It seems that the legend of the witches of Benevento dates back to the Samnite and the Roman antiquity, when, in the IV century BC, the ancient colonists of...