Santa Chiara

It was not until 1924, when the nuns of Santa Chiara in Naples swapped digs with the monks, that outsiders were allowed to view these beautiful tin-glazed earthenware tiles, known in Italy as maiolica. Music plays as men and women dance and flirt with each other, food and wine is quaffed with abandon; general merry-making […]

Beyond Naples: the Campi Flegrei

Follow Marina Spironetti as she discovers the western area of the Bay of Naples, retracing her ancestoral Roman footsteps –with history, legends and the volcano’s own curiosity shop… As soon as I step into my room at the Hotel Parker’s, in Naples’ stylish Vomero district, I head towards the window. I quickly open the blinds […]

Top Tips for Campi Flegrei

Planning to explore beyond Naples  and visiting the Campi Flegrei? Here’s all the top tips from where to dine, where to stay and what to see and do! WHERE TO EAT Wine lovers won’t be disappointed by the great tradition of the white Phlegrean Fields, the mellow red Piedirosso, and the incomparable white Falanghina. Local […]

The Many Faces of Sorrento

Sunshine, sea, shopping and scooters – the things you can rely on in Sorrento throughout the year. Hannah Bellis discovers the sides of Sorrento it may be easy to miss… Whatever time of year you visit Sorrento, it always seems to be sunny, from the cheerful yellow façade of the church of Santa Maria del […]

Top Tips For Sorrento

Planning a trip to Sorrento? Here’s all the top tips from where to dine, where to stay and the cost of swimming! Things you’ll find it hard to do in Sorrento ➤ Swim The sea is all around you, and looks fabulous sparkling in the sun. But it’s not easy to get to the water […]

Ischia holiday at the Garden & Villas Resort

Relax in style on your Ischia holiday at the Ischia Garden & Villas resort   Can you put yourself in this scene? It’s certainly an appealing place to be. This photo was taken during my lunch at the edge of the thermal pool at Ischia Garden & Villas Resort in May 2014. I was leaving […]

Holiday in Italy: A Weekend in the Bay of Naples

Hannah Bellis finds her sea legs to discover Capri, Ischia and Procida islands in the Bay of Naples… Never one to turn my nose up at a tentacle, I love the fresh flavours and life-giving buzz you only really find in the uniquely crazy, wonderful city of Naples.?I?ve had some exceptional insalata di mare in […]