History

There are places with a perfect position, nestled between the sea and the mountain: Vico Equense is one of these. Placed in the middle between the Gulf of Naples and the Lattari Mountains, Vico Equense is one of the pearls of the so-called Sorrentine Coast. Geographically, it has a special position from the tourist...

The Abbey of Goleto rose in 1333 and was founded by William of Vercelli, ascetic, hermit and saint. He dedicated most part of his life and his mission to Irpinia. Even the foundation of the Monastery of Montevergine owes to him (1126). The cloistered nuns of the Abbey have given birth and impulse to the local...

A different tale of Naples offers a mysterious itinerary of the city. First of all, in Naples it is present in the subsoil a thick net of galleries, called ‘Napoli Sotterranea’ (Underground Naples). The gate that leads to this magic and evocative world is in Piazza San Gaetano. Some of these galleries are very...

Scampìa, district of the north suburbs of Naples, is surely a place of an unusual itinerary! Nevertheless, Scampìa is a territory where creativity is expressed in thousands of forms, combined with the noble aim of making its own capabilities available for everybody. In this way, it rises Gridas, group The awakening of...

In the old town center of Naples, in the district Pendino in Forcella, there is the eighteenth-century Church of the Santissima Annunziata Maggiore linked to the touching story of the abandoned babies. The majestic structure, masterpiece of Vanvitelli, is located between Spaccanapoli and Corso Umberto I. Therefore,...

The Palace of Frederick II, also called Casinò del Principe, stays in a place full of history, a hamlet of Calvi ‘Il Cubante’ whose name comes from Leo Cubans (the lying Lion). In this place, it passed the Appian Way that went to Eclano. Moreover, here it would have held the Battle between Tiberius Gracchus and the...

Many legends in Salerno arise from the presence of the Schola Medica Salernitana, the most ancient medical institution of the world born in Salerno during the Middle Ages. One of these, spread all over Europe and taken as inspiration by many tales writers, is entitled Poor Henry. The protagonist of this story is...

The Hortus Conclusus is an artistic installation by Domenico Paladino, leading figure of the Italian Transavantgarde, made in 1992 in collaboration with the architects Roberto Serino and Pasquale Palmieri and the designer Filippo Cannata. The name Hortus Conclusus comes from the Latin and identifies a close garden, a...

Eboli has entered everyone’s mind thanks to the famous book by Carlo Levi ‘Christ stopped at Eboli’. Nevertheless, the text does not tell about events happened in Eboli, but facts happened in the near Basilicata during the Fascism. Geographically, Eboli is a really particular place for its mixed collocation: from one...

The square of Rocca San Felice opens, in front of the eyes of the tourist, as a suggestive scenery, of which the great linden tree occupies most of the view. Under its fronds, the people of Rocca meet to talk, enjoy the fresh air and relax. The centuries-old linden tree is the cornerstone of the village and could not...