There's a lot to experience in Campania, more than you can possibly imagine. You have to go to the Amalfi coast of course, but consult our travel articles below for more trip suggestions.

Nutty Walnut Digestive Liqueur

Published in Campania Food

'Nucillo 'é curti' by the owners of the Restaurant E' Curti is a rich liqueur made from the walnuts growing in the heart of the National Park of Vesuvius, and is something of a find.

Last modified on 19 December 2012

The Perfect Pizza - official

Published in Campania Recipes

Anyone who enjoys cooking Italian food knows about that indeterminate measurement of 'q.b.' or quanto bisogno or 'as much as is necessary'.

It is part of the soul of Italian regional cuisine, but it can no longer be applied to the perfect Italian pizza. Why? Because in 2008 the European Commission in Brussels presented precise rules for making pizza.

For most of us the perfect pizza is made by a genuine Neapolitan in a classic Naples pizzeria.

The recipe cannot be written on a piece of paper. It is innate, spiritual, comes from the heart.

But for the record here is how an official pizza base should now be made.

To help you Cecilia of Italian Dinner Family, whose origins are the Amalfi Coast, takes you through the stages.



2 kilos of flour, 1 liter of water, 50-55 grammes of salt, 3 grammes of beer yeast.

Last modified on 27 November 2012

Do Fish Cooking Techniques Really Matter?

Published in Campania Food

Eating fish full of omega-3 essential fatty acids may be related to a reduced risk of stroke. New information suggests it’s not merely how much fish you consume that matters, but exactly how it’s prepared.

Last modified on 08 November 2012

Mediterranean Fish Fillets Recipe

Published in Campania Recipes

So you? How can you cook fish? Here's my magic fish recipe. The recipe makes 6 portions and prep time is 10 mins with cook time twenty minutes.


1 1/2 pounds firm white fish fillets, such halibut, striped bass or orange roughy, 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil, 1/2 cup finely chopped onion, 1 can (14 1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, drained, 1/2 cup pitted Kalamata, green or black olives, cut in two lengthwise, 2 tbsps white wine, 1 teaspoon Basil Leaves, 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder, 1/4 teaspoon Thyme Leaves

Last modified on 08 November 2012

Pizza Toppings in Naples

Published in Campania Food

Many readers might be confused between a Pizza Napoli, a Pizza Marinara and a Risotto alla Pescatora.

Basically, a pizza Napoli is tomatoes and very salty alici or anchovies.

A pizza marinara is the same but with the addition of garlic (at least that's how they make it near where we live).

A risotto alla pescatora can contain anything from mussels to shrimps, lobster and crab legs.

Last modified on 04 September 2012

Furore near Amalfi

Published in Campania Itineraries

Furore is located in a splendid oasis of peace along the Amalfi coast overlooking the Bay of “Capo di Conca”.

The centre of Amalfi is 7 kilometres away, Positano 40 minutes and wonderful Ravello just 35 minutes.

Furore itself has the honour of being located by the only fjord in Italy from where the only annual coastal high diving championships are held (view the video).

Interestingly, it is not really a place, but a series of small hamlets dotted above a natural fjord which protects the ancient fishing village at it's mouth.

The luxuriant vegetation and setting lends the whole spot to a wonderfully mysterious atmosphere.

Last modified on 23 August 2012

How to Visit Pompeii and Herculaneum

Published in Campania Itineraries

Pompeii and Herculaneum must be on your travel itineraries for south Italy. It's not a question of whether to visit the two famous ancient Roman buried cities or not, its all about how to visit them.

In our experience the options are:

  • go with an organised group (too frustrating)
  • do it alone (too much to see and what guidebook to buy)
  • hire a professional guide and travel by Mercedes (absolutely)

For Pompeii, make the choice between basing yourself near the entrance to the archaeological site or nearer the Sanctuary and new Pompeii. The two are not so close after you've been trekking all day.

For Herculaneum, why not stay in town before heading up Vesuvius the day after.

Last modified on 04 August 2012

Discover Pompeii

Published in Campania Itineraries

Notwithstanding years of institutional neglect which have done little to protect the priceless ruins, the archaeological site of Pompeii is still very impressive.

Just wandering along the paved roads, past the ruined temples and into the ampitheaters and doorways is a tremendous thrill.

But it is a close attention to the smaller details which transports us back to the Roman city's daily life before it all went black on that tremendous late August day in 79 AD when Vesuvius blew its top.

There's no getting away from the shadow of the volcano even today. It seems too close for comfort.

Ask any official guide and you'll be informed that Vesuvius is a real nasty piece of work and is due to go off at any time!

Last modified on 04 August 2012

Amalfi Coast lemons in the United States

Published in Campania Food

We have received many emails asking where to get hold of Sorrento lemons in the United States of America. It seems it is a lot easier getting hold of byproducts such as limoncello. But we are still referring only to products made from Amalfi Coast lemons and not the actual thing.

For the definitive answer as to the availability of Amalfi Coast lemons in the United States we received this email from Tracy L. Kahn.

Last modified on 17 May 2012

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