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Northern League Leader Visit To Naples Ignites Street Clashes

Reuters | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 03.11.2017 | Home

Police clashed with rioters in Naples on Saturday during protests against the visit of Northern League leader Matteo Salvini, whose party has been kno...

The Pitti Uomo 91 Diaries: Franca Sozzani, Eton and the GGDB Golden Jackets

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 01.11.2017 | Style
E. Nina Rothe

Kiton's Ciro Paone and Florence Mayor Dario Nardella take a selfie during the opening ceremony of Pitti Uomo 91 It was touching to hear a group of gr...

REVIEW: Elena Ferrante's New Book: Frantumaglia

Maria Laurino | Posted 11.02.2016 | Arts
Maria Laurino

The following review first appeared in The National Book Review The recent publication of Frantumaglia: A Writer's Journey, a collection of letters...

Don Alfonso Shows the Glory of Southern Italian Cuisine

John Mariani | Posted 08.30.2016 | Travel
John Mariani

Set in the hill town of Sant'Agata sue due Golfi is the extraordinary Don Alfonso 1890, which is not just one of the loveliest boutique hotels in Italy but one of Europe's very finest restaurants, run by the redoubtable chef Don Alfonso Iaccarino and his dear, charming wife Livia, who have had the hotel since 1982.

Back in Old Napoli

John Mariani | Posted 08.09.2016 | Travel
John Mariani

Back in the 19th century Naples had the distinction of being compared only with Paris for its grandeur by Goethe, Dumas, Flaubert, and the Marquis de Sade, even if Mark Twain--grumpy to be quarantined for ten days in its harbor--found that grandeur jumbled together with the most dire poverty.

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

La Dolce Vita | Jessica Kane | Posted 07.07.2016 | Travel

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 t...

Ragu helps Neapolitan Mother-in-Law Flip Universal Cliché

Juliet Linley | Posted 04.04.2016 | Home
Juliet Linley

If there's one stereotype that is universal, it's that mothers-in-law are generally to be kept at arms' length. In Italy, the word "suocera" comes wi...

Traveling Abroad: Pre-workout

AK Turner | Posted 12.14.2016 | Travel
AK Turner

From Boise to Naples. In recent days my daughters have traded sledding, snowmen, parkas, and hot cocoa for sunset cruises, water slides, swimming pool...

Where to Spend Christmas in Italy

Viator | Posted 11.22.2016 | Travel

Spend Christmas in the Trentino-Alto Adige and you'll enjoy snowy winter scenery straight out of a postcard (the nearby Dolomites provide a pretty stunning backdrop) while you sip mulled wine in the market squares.

A Photographer’s Intimate Portrait Of One Of Italy’s Oldest Crime Syndicates

HuffPost Greece | Eline Gordts | Posted 11.10.2015 | Home

ATHENS -- The Camorra is one of the largest crime syndicates active in the Italian Campania region and its capital city, Naples. It is one of Italy's ...

Photo Of Cop And His Daughter Having A Tea Party Is Arrestingly Adorable

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 09.29.2015 | Good News

When not in the line of duty, this police officer still has a very important responsibility -- being a father. The Collier County Sheriff’s Office,...

A Literary Masterpiece Comes Full Circle In Elena Ferrante's Latest Book

Wilborn Hampton | Posted 09.14.2016 | Arts
Wilborn Hampton

With the publication this week of The Story of the Lost Child, the fourth and final volume of her Naples Quartet, Elena Ferrante has written a love story of such epic magnitude that it is destined to take its place among the great works of Western literature.

A Love Letter To Elena Ferrante, Whoever She May Be

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 09.03.2015 | Arts

Is she as fantastic up close as she seems on paper? Is she a big, fat, talentless phony? Why does she keep to herself? Is she, in fact, a man? The rum...

On Idleness, or How to Have your Coffee

Yara Zgheib | Posted 06.19.2016 | Travel
Yara Zgheib

There are two broad philosophies on how to have one's coffee, and two broad philosophies on how to live one's life. Both questions are inextricably linked.

Cooking off the Cuff: In Naples, Taralli Are NOT Teething Rings

Edward Schneider | Posted 06.09.2016 | Taste
Edward Schneider

Many older recipes lack almonds, so you can join me in ignoring them.

Where To Find Luxury Lodging And Neo-Traditional Dining In Naples

Edward Schneider | Posted 06.01.2016 | Travel
Edward Schneider

Sitting on that terrace with a double espresso macchiato and relishing the dreamy view, we could have been eating Pop-Tarts and we'd have been as happy as clams.

The Story Of How Pope Francis Got Pizza Delivered To The Popemobile

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 03.24.2015 | Religion

Pope Francis’ pie-in-the-sky dreams have come true. After revealing earlier this month that he missed being able to grab a slice of pizza in peac...

Italian Lesbian Teen Couple Faces Abuse, Threats Of Rape Because Of Their Love

HuffPost Italy | Silvia Renda | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

This post originally appeared on HuffPost Italy and was translated into English. Imagine walking down the street with your boyfriend or girlfrien...

Italy Versus France

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 03.08.2015 | Travel
Kathleen Peddicord

No question, France is more expensive than Italy. Italy could be the cheapest destination in Western Europe right now. Something else that's arguably better in Italy than in France is the olive oil, a thing that folks in this part of the world take seriously.

Buying a Coffee for a Stranger -- An Open Letter to Howard Schultz

Steven Crandell | Posted 02.28.2015 | Business
Steven Crandell

Dear Mr. Schultz, I want to suggest a way you can improve your bottom line while giving your customers a chance to give.

The Power of When

Angela Vitaliano | Posted 12.05.2014 | Politics
Angela Vitaliano

A few days ago, I was listening to an Italian friend of mine who was talking about one of his projects and, every now and then, he kept saying "if". If this happens, if I will do that, if things work out: a long dissertation where the "if" word was like a refrain.

Iconic Jetsetter Getaways in the Mediterranean

Oyster | Posted 11.16.2014 | Travel

We love whenever we can get a peek into the lives of the rich and famous, and we find it particularly thrilling to visit the haunts of timeless Hollywood stars and hallowed, storied authors (excuse the pun) of yore.

Saints and the Secular Republic

Joseph Loconte, Ph.D. | Posted 09.20.2014 | Religion
Joseph Loconte, Ph.D.

One evening I noticed a small group of children running and dancing about, and among them a little boy was limping. There was something wrong with his leg -- perhaps a birth defect -- but he was playing right along with his friends.

Turning 50 With Memories of Mom at 50: Sicily, a Voyage and Pizza

Jan Angilella | Posted 07.12.2014 | Fifty
Jan Angilella

When I say I'm 50, I really do feel like I've reached some kind of milestone. I have lived a full, rich life thus far sprinkled with wonderful adventures and Parmigiano Reggiano. And none of that is about to stop, especially the cheese part.

Dinner With Lucky Luciano

Meyer Lansky II | Posted 09.19.2014 | Home
Meyer Lansky II

On March 30, 2014, my Aunt Sandi -- Sandra Lansky Lombardo -- celebrated the launch of her book, Daughter of the King: Growing Up in Gangland, about her life as Meyer Lansky's youngest child, and only daughter.