A truffle recently dug from the ground

Truffle Hunting Tour from Naples

Those who have given any thought to the sought-after truffle in Italy have likely associated it with the regions of Piedmont (where there’s an annual white truffle festival) or Tuscany (where the more common black truffle is plentiful). But there are truffles in the mountains of Campania, too, and when you’re visiting Naples you can actually go on a truffle hunt.

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May 21, 2015 by
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Vineyards in Campania

Wine Tours From the Amalfi Coast

Every region in Italy produces wine, so although you may be more familiar with the wines of Tuscany and Piedmont, the Campania region — of which the Amalfi Coast is a part — has a rich history of viniculture that dates back thousands of years. When you’re visiting the Amalfi Coast, then, you can enjoy the fruits of the vine with a wine tour.

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May 14, 2015 by
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Dream of Italy Episode #4: Naples & the Amalfi Coast

Making authentic pizza in Naples is harder than it looks

Naples can be challenging to love, but there’s so much worth seeing – and eating – in this bustling metropolis that it would be a shame to skip past it on your way to the Amalfi Coast. Luckily, both Naples and the beautiful Amalfi Coast are featured in the fourth episode of the PBS series, “Dream of Italy.”

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May 11, 2015 by
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Church of San Francesco di Paola in Naples

San Francesco di Paola Church in Naples

Perhaps the most pretty piazza in Naples is made so in part by the church that anchors its western side – the Basilica of San Francesco di Paola. It resembles both the Pantheon and St. Peter’s, and isn’t as old as you might expect.

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May 7, 2015 by
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How the Other Half Lives: Luxury Tours of the Amalfi Coast

Driving along the Amalfi Coast Highway

Vacation is a time for indulging, and that can take on many forms. In Italy, it can easily mean eating great food and sampling world-famous wine, but it doesn’t end there. There’s no better way to upgrade your Italian travel experience than by booking a private tour in a glamorous place like the Amalfi Coast. You’ll get to tailor the tour to exactly what you want, and you’ll feel like royalty.

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May 7, 2015 by
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Caravaggio Art in Naples

Capodimonte Museum in Naples, which has one of Caravaggio's paintings

The Baroque master Caravaggio is closely associated with Rome, but he spent several years in Naples near the end of his life and left behind some incredible paintings you can see in Naples today.

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April 16, 2015 by
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Positano’s Church of Santa Maria Assunta

Positano's beautiful Church of Santa Maria Assunta

For the most part, visitors to Positano are focused primarily on its beaches and the views one gets after climbing back to the hotel in the evening. But one of the things that makes the town picturesque is the little church on its harbor, the Church of Santa Maria Assunta.

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March 26, 2015 by
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The Many Layers of the Amalfi Cathedral

The beautiful Amalfi Cathedral

The Amalfi Cathedral dominates the small Piazza Duomo in more ways than one. The entrance is at the top of a long flight of steps, and the exterior decoration is ornately decorated. But there’s more to this cathedral than meets the eye.

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March 19, 2015 by
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A Musical History of Sorrento

Sorrento Musical

Sorrento is a popular vacation spot for Italians, as well as a cruise stop and high point of many a foreigner’s trip to Italy. You can learn more about the history of the Sorrentine Peninsula through a local production of the Sorrento Musical, held at Teatro Tasso.

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February 19, 2015 by
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Caffe Gambrinus in Naples

Naples' Caffe Gambrinus

Coffee in Naples is taken very seriously, and one of the best places to see this in person is the legendary Caffè Gambrinus.

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January 22, 2015 by
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