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Naples is… discovery
On Via dei Tribunale a caffé owner invites us to have an espresso on the house. We’re here in Naples because we think these people are the best people in the world. Very strong. With unlimited heart. And for us Neapolitans are the most avant grade people in Italy. Plus we love the streets. It is still like the 1950s here, in a way. This is a place that hasn’t lost its roots and we appreciate that. We enjoy big cities and technology and embracing the future but to understand the life of the Italian people you need to see their roots …continue>>

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Italian Language Summer School 2016 – Sorrento

 

 

 

Take a bite of Italian way of Life!

Two weeks into the beauty: Nature, Culture, Food, Sea and Sport… a full immersion in Italian heritage.

Learn Italian in the charming scenario of Sorrento Coast, enjoy our excursions and activities.

Two rich weeks of fun and knowledge.

See our program and Enjoy it!

 

1) SUMMER SCHOOL Sorrento – Program and Location

2) ITALIAN LANGUAGE COURSE

3) RATES AND CONDITIONS

 

1) SUMMER SCHOOL Sorrento – Programma e Location

2) Corso di lingua italina

3) Tariffe e condizioni

 

Info and requests:

studyabroad@theartitaly.it

a.genovino@theartitaly.it

The winners of the twelfth edition of “The Most Beautiful Park in Italy“ are in Naples area…

 

 

The Villa San Michele in Capri (in the category of private parks) and Real Bosco di Capodimonte in Naples (in the category Public Parks) are the winners of the twelfth edition of “The Most Beautiful Park in Italy“. For over 10 years the competition has promoted a green tourism to the discovery of the jewels of the landscape and botanical. There are more than 1,000 each year the contest participants, enrolled in the network of the most beautiful parks in Italy and reviewed in the guide www.ilparcopiubello.it. The two parks are only forty kilometers from each other and enrich the city of Naples by the two opposite poles, in a green embrace of enviable beauty: Villa San Michele, a small jewel botanical, architectural and artistic, eclectic and lush views over the Gulf and administered Foundation Axel Munthe Villa San Michele, and the Real Bosco di Capodimonte, situated on a hill at the edge of the city, a historical park and botanical great interest managed by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities.

Trivago Online Reputation Award 2014: Sorrento was nominated the best destination for Italy and Worldwide!

On the occasion of the forthcoming Borsa Internazionale del Turismo, scheduled to be held in Milan next week (from 14 to 17 February), Trivago, the hotel search engine that allows users to compare prices from more than 150 booking sites for over 60,000 hotels throughout the world, has drawn up a ranking of the best cities in terms of online reputation

Sorrento, Italy is the city with the best hotels in the world, according to 82 million traveler reviews, trivago.com presents in its 2014 ranking of the top destinations whose hotels are loved by the masses, Travel Daily News site web report.

Dresden, Germany follows next on the list, dropping from the top spot it held last year. Chicago, IL took 8th place on the ranking. The hotel industry in up-and-coming Poland should be proud, as it racks up 3 destinations in the top 10 this year, while Croatia takes 2. Siem Reap (home to Angkor Wat of Cambodia) is quite popular for hotels among travelers worldwide, taking the #5 spot.

Brazilian destination Rio de Janeiro might be wise to clean up its hotels before the masses storm in for the World Cup this summer, as the capital city is the 10th least favored destination for hotels in the world. London ranks in the bottom five again this year (a slight improvement from the last place spot it took last year).

France’s Paris and Nice, although forever popular among tourists, don’t have the highest rated hotels on the map, taking the 9th and 8th lowest positions on the ranking, respectively.

Southeast Asian destinations took the remaining 6 places in the bottom 10, with Manila in the last position this year.

Crocchè – Potato Croquettes

Ingredients

1 kg (2 lbs) russet or other mealy potato (boiled and mashed)

1small cup milk

5 eggs

100g (4 oz) grated parmesan cheese, or a mixture of parmesan and pecorino romano, or just pecorino

salt and pepper

a pinch of finely chopped parsley (optional)

breadcrumbs

200 g (8 oz) mozzarella, cut into small strips

frying oil

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PREP TIME: 20 minutes

COOK TIME: 10 minutes

TOTAL TIME: 30 minutes

SERVES: 20 pieces

LEVEL: Medium
Equipment: 1 large bowl, 2 soup plates, 1 large frying pan, 1 small cap, 1 spatula

Method

 

1-      In a large bowl put the mashed potatoes, add 2 beaten egg and melt all using a spatula or hands

2-      Add 1 little cup of milk, cheese, salt, pepper, parsley (optional)

3-      Knead well with spatula as long as it become well mixed

4-      Take a piece of the dough, about the size of a tablespoon and more, in your hands, and flattened it into an oval shape in the palm of your hand. In the center press the mozzarella and cooke ham, close the dough around the filling and then roll it around with your hands to form a lozenge-shaped croquette.

5-      Put in a plate 3 beaten egg with salt, and in 1 plate the breadcrumbs

6-      Pass each croquette first in the egg then in the breadcrumbs

7-      Now put the oil to heat in a large frying pan, which should be very hot, as soon as the oil is hot, fry the croquettes, turning them frequently in the oil, until golden brown on both sides.

8-      Put them on paper towels to drain the excess oil

9-      Serve immediately and enjoy!

Artist’s Lights in Salerno (South Italy) – Public art installation

Luci d’Artista (Artist’s Lights), has become a very well acclaimed contemporary art exhibition both nationally and internationally, it takes place in Salerno (Campania . South Italy)  from November 2014 to January 2015 – it will surely attract a large number of visitors, as new and upcoming artists form all over the world will present their installation which will light up streets, squares and spaces.

The Artist’s Lights of Salerno are real artworks which can be admired walking along the streets, squares and boardwalk of Salerno. The theme of this editions is Aurora Borealis (polar lights) and Fairy Tales.

This year the city will accommodate many fairy tales heroes, like Peter Pan and Cinderella which will take forms of big illuminated statues, located in the middle of two main squares of Salerno. It’s a spectacular exhibition of artwork lights and colors along the streets and squares of the city, and it will enchant visitors.

Through storytelling, the visitor is taken in a dreamlike atmosphere; the stories are narrated from a Smartphone app, which guides the user through the installations thanks to the narrative voice of the key figures of the four themes. The visitor will live a memorable walk through cherry blossoms and colorful asters, the triumph of Spring and the charm of the deep sea. A fantastic journey that will make you discover or rediscover Salerno – a city rich in history, art, culinary excellence and thousands of opportunities for shopping.

Naples’ Nativity scene is the most famous in the world. Lights, colors, smells and traditions in San gregorio Armeno.

From December 8 to January 6, most Neapolitans have a nativity scene in their homes but, while it is being set up, family members usually argue over the best position for the various figurines. Via San Gregorio Armeno is the street of nativity scenes from which you cannot return home empty-handed. Here there is an endless succession of craftsmen’s workshops where figurines and features are made all year round. Those who prefer the DIY approach will find, wood, cork bark, moss, lights, electric motors and everything they need for their crib scene, while the lazier citizens can choose a ready-made scene in the size they prefer and need only worry about adding the figurines.

Since the 18th centuries, Neapolitan cribs scenes have been admired worldwide and the artisans of Naples love adding figures that have nothing to do with the birth of Christ but reflect characters from the Bourbon Kingdom of Naples: the innkeeper, the water-seller, the washerwomen, and all the professions under the sun as well as incredibly realistic miniature baskets of fruit, fish and bread. Some artisans make nativity figurines drawing inspiration from contemporary figures and celebrities, including the all time favourite Diego Maradona Once this year’s figurine has been purchased, it’s time to head back home and the inevitable debate on where to place the newcomer, after which the crib scene waits only for baby Jesus to be placed in the manger at midnight on Christmas Eve, a sign that the festivities can begin and everyone can wish each other a merry Christmas.

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