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The Splendid Santa Chiara Monastery in Naples

Naples has a reputation for trash and chaos which is not entirely undeserved. While the vibrant city has been cleaned up in the last few years, it certainly has not lost any of its edge, so one of my favorite places to escape from the speed and noise is inside the Santa Chiara monastery complex.  […]

Best Quotes About Naples, Italy

I like to describe Naples as chaos incarnate. It has a life of its own, that seems to head in every direction at once, but then comes together into a sort of untouchable harmony that energizes your soul. And because I would love to know more about the city, I collected together my favorite quotes […]

Palazzo Reale: The Stunning Royal Palace in Naples, Italy

I myself am guilty of becoming enamored with Naples’ constant chaos. But as truly maddening the city can seem to be, it also has serene and stately attributes – most notably the stunning palace known as Palazzo Reale. The history of Naples’ Royal Palace is complicated because the region itself was ruled by so many […]

Palazzo Donn’Anna in Naples

Naples feels like a city in constant, chaotic decay. One of the most beautiful examples of abandoned grandeur is Palazzo Donn’Anna, which sits on the edge of sea at Via Posillipo. The facade appears to be crumbling and the empty windows gape open. Palazzo Donn’Anna, however, was not abandoned. It was never finished to begin […]

Starbucks Italy: Coffee Chain Plans Italian Rollout

UPDATE 2017: Starbucks Italy is about to be a reality. This could be it. 2016 could be the year that Starbucks comes to Italy. The American chain has been in talks with a Milan-based company to bring the franchise to Italy.  A decision was expected in December 2015 but has finally been announced.  Starbucks had previously […]

50 Kalò Pizza in Naples

Away from the crowds that spill out from Antica Pizzeria da Michele or Sorbillo, 50 Kalò feels calm and contained. We literally took one look at the mass of humans outside Sorbillo on Via Tribunali and hailed a taxi. For €17 (and of course no actual meter used) we were whisked across town and then […]

Dolce & Gabbana Take Over Naples

While refined Fendi was presenting their latest collection at an insane show at the Trevi Fountain, Dolce and Gabbana were doing the same in Naples. I love Napoli. I am currently trying to convince Jimmy that we need to at least drop in for a day trip to Naples in the next few weeks. But Naples and […]

Does L’Antica Pizzeria Da Michele in Naples Live Up to the Hype?

My first few months of living in Italy were confusing. I had just left my career and my home. I did not speak the language. I met the man who would eventually become my husband, but I had no idea if he even liked me at that point. I had never spent Christmas away from […]