Paolo Sorrentino’s Naples: The People and Places of “The Hand of God”
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Paolo Sorrentino’s Naples: The People and Places of “The Hand of God”

“The Hand of God” is packed with beautiful and surreal scenes of Naples. Learn about the locations, people, and cultural references in Sorrentino’s Neapolitan masterpiece.

Ancient Greek Temples and Mozzarella di Bufala in Paestum
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Ancient Greek Temples and Mozzarella di Bufala in Paestum

If you tell a Roman that you are going Paestum for the weekend, invariably he or she will tell you: “Make sure you pick up some mozzarella di bufala.” Paestum and Its Greek Roots and Ruins Paestum is a sight to see without the culinary pit stop. A city known as “Poseidonia” when it was part…

Italy’s A3 Autostrada Near Completion 50 Years After Project Began
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Italy’s A3 Autostrada Near Completion 50 Years After Project Began

It’s been called the “shame of Italy” and for good reason. The A3 autostrada, a 443km highway that is to connect Salerno to Reggio Calabria, has been under construction since 1966. Faulty construction and mafia meddling by both the Camorra and ‘Ndragheta factions have caused numerous delays during the nearly 50 years since the project…

Seven Longobard Sites Newest Additions to UNESCO Heritage List
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Seven Longobard Sites Newest Additions to UNESCO Heritage List

In 2011, UNESCO inscribed Italy’s newest World Heritage sites: The Longobards in Italy. Places of the Power (568-774 A.D.). Treated as one entity, these seven sites stretch from as far north as Castelseprio, Lombardy to as far south as Benevento in Campania. All seven of these sites represent, according to UNESCO, “the high achievement of…