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The Reggia of Caserta and its park are jewels of great splendor. The Reggia (Royal Palace) was designed by Luigi Vanvitelli in the XVIII century, commissioned by Charles III of Bourbon. It is one of the most important works of the Neapolitan architect and represents the triumph of the Italian Baroque. We can say that...

Land famous in the world above all for its precious wines, Irpinia succeeds in satisfying the most demanding tastes also thanks to its cheeses and honeys. The goodness of the dairy production of Irpinia is identified in four main cheeses: the pecorino of Carmasciano, the pecorino of Bagnoli, the pecorino Laticaudo and...

Casertavecchia is a medieval hamlet that rises on the slopes of the Mounts Tifatini. It is at about 401 meters of height and 10 km of distance towards North-East from Caserta. Casertavecchia offers a pleasant guided itinerary to briefly present you the most characteristic elements, which make this medieval hamlet...

Adventure of an Emperor The arch of Traiano is the symbol of Benevento and represents a well conserved evidence of the Roman age. The arch was built in 114 AD. It celebrated the figure of the Emperor Trajan for the inauguration of the Appia way that joined Rome to Brindisi. For its size, it was called in the centuries...

The percorino of Carmasciano, better known simply as ‘Carmasciano’, is a cheese made with the milk of sheep belonging to some races that have better adapted to the climate of the area. One of the races is called ‘broad-tailed sheep’ and is threatened with extinction: now present in little more than 50,000 exemplars...

Maiatica Cherry of Taurasi The Maiatica of Taurasi is typical of the valley of the Agro Taurasino, with medium size fruits, with a more intense red color skin at the bottom and on the side exposed to the sun, characterized by a smooth and very juicy flesh. It belongs to the Recca variety and is picked at the end of...

In Gesualdo, the cycle of paintings of the contemporary French artist Kathy Toma In the Church of Saint Roch in Gesualdo, the apse basin is frescoed with a cycle of paintings of Kathy Toma. In autumn 1998, Kathy Toma wanted to know the village where Carlo Gesualdo lived. ‘Walking on the land of the great musician,...

The beach of Santa Teresa has been inaugurated in September 2015. From last September, on every Sunday, it is crowded with the people of Salerno who, with any weather condition, choose to enjoy the tranquility of the town promenade. Nevertheless, the patio of Santa Teresa also enters legitimately the yearned...

The black cherries (delicacies of the hills of San Pietro) are dried under the hot sun of Campania… …And then used in the preparation of sweet temptations In the zone of the Hills of San Pietro, in the Sorrento Peninsula, the black cherries grow up luxuriant; they are cultivated locally and in marginal...

Probably, the term Taurasi derives from *taur – ‘mount’, but we cannot exclude the meaning of the latin taurus ‘bull’, maybe in the totemic sense. The name, of clear Oscan-Sabellian origin, refers to the bull, mythical animal, leader of the Samnitic tribe of the Taurasini (that is ‘mountain people’), who, arrived from...