Pompeii’s ancient drains are STILL in working order and will be used again to empty rainwater into the sea 2,300 years after they were built, Joe Pinkstone, MailOnline.com.
Ancient storm drain being used again! They thought of it first. Lest we get too confident that our more recent generations are the original innovators. It is another reason to put Pompeii on your Italy bucket list.
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This article will give you a taste for my favorite town in all of Italy; Praiano along the Amalfi Coast.
5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Going to Italy, World Nomads
Fun article about understanding the nuances of Rome and Italy in general.
Prosecco anyone? My friend and Vatican Correspondent and fellow Prosecco fan shares some good news about our favorite sparkling wine.
Mayor of Capri Says the Island Could ‘Explode’ From Too Many Tourists, Talia Avakian, Travel+Leisure
I don’t want to say “I told you so” but I did – in fact – it’s covered in my blog on Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast. Capri is lovely in the off season but beware when it’s overcrowded with tourists Head to nearby Ischia and/or lovely Procida instead.
Thermopolium – Ancient Roman Restaurant Offered Fast Food But Was It A Good Idea To Eat There? Ancient Pages
Pompeii – a definite must do on the Italy bucket list as archeologists keep discovering more and more about this ancient but advanced city near Naples.
Rome bans tourists from going topless, eating ‘messy’ food and leaving love padlocks, The Independent
There are a few changes you should be aware of in Rome. Tourists need to behave themselves or there could be a fine!
Sardinia, Italy: Home to the world’s longest-living men, BlueZones.com
A few Italian lifestyle changes could help you live like those in Sardinia.