Pompeii is a vast archaeological site in southern Italy’s Campania region. Once a thriving and sophisticated Roman city, Pompeii was buried in meters of ash and pumice after the catastrophic eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 C.E. Near the coast of the Bay of Naples, the site features excavated ruins that visitors can freely explore.
All that is left of Civita di Bagnoregio, the Lazio town founded by the Etruscans more than 2,500 years ago, is a cluster of holiday homes, a B&B, restaurants and souvenir shops, all catering to the tourists who come to marvel at and indulge this gem of Italy’s past. Oh, and a steadfast full-time population of six, a number that swells to about 100 at the height of summer. Once considered the “jewel city of the Tiber Valley”, Civita started to decline in the 17th century, due to earthquakes and soil erosion which sent many of its medieval buildings tumbling down the cliffs, and the inhabitants fleeing to nearby towns. Find out more about Civita di Bagnoregio in this article by The Local Italy.
Today's hike took us to Monte Nuovo, a cinder cone volcano within the Campi Flegrei caldera and a mere 10 minute drive from our house. A series of damaging earthquakes and changes in land elevation preceded its only eruption, which lasted from September 29 to October 6, 1538, when it was formed. The event is important in the history of science because it was the first eruption in modern times to be described by a large number of witnesses. Volcanologists feared another eruption between 1969 and 1984, when there were again earthquakes and changes in land elevations in the area. Visit Hiking Campania to find out more about this hike with breathtaking views.
Renowned for its grand old architecture, beautiful scenery, and world-class cuisine, Italy has become one of the best countries in the world for luxury tourism. Here are 10 Italian destinations frequented by the super-rich. Capri, Amalfi, Positano and Rome - check! Only 6 more to go!
Naples, for "Best Underground Art Work"!!! Riding the "Metropolitana" in Naples is a true journey of the senses: 200 works of amazing art by 90 international artists - and ALL underground! Treat your senses and
take a ride on Il Metro dell'Arte!
This article is a few years old now but nonetheless it is still applicable. It explains where exactly we live. To say that we live on top of a powder keg would be an understatement. (see M.Di Procida on the map).
Read more about Campi Flegrei.
Recently we travelled to the Harz region of Germany to visit my brother who owns one of the most successfull Distilleries in the country. His products are of very high quality, made with the local spring water and minimized use of machinery (i.e. labels are attached by hand, bottles corked by hand etc). Many of the products are sold out before they are even finished. Here are some photos of our visit. To learn more, visit: http://www.hammerschmiede-spirituosen.de.
I have made it a point to remind myself daily to be mindful. To act, react, interact and go about life mindfully. To speak to others mindfully, to think about my next action mindfully, to take a breath before I do anything. It has personally helped me to slow things down, put things in perspective. If you take the time to do this, it might reduce the stress in your life, too and just make you feel better overall...as a human being. After all, it is about the ride and not the destination. Right? Mindfulness is the practice of being present, being aware, being focused and intentional in everything we do in our lives, right down to the simplest and most mundane tasks and sensations. As our home is our sanctuary why not start there. Read on the Artemano blog how mindfulness can enhance our domestic life and how it can manifest itself in the home.