Saturday, September 22, 2012

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

AMALFI BLUE

Here in this place my story begins. Here, where the azure sea meets the blue sky,­ my heart beats in time with the lapping of the waves. 
"Amalfi Blue, lost & found in the south of Italy," is a story of self discovery. Author Lisa Fantino lost her heart and soul along the magical Amalfi Coast and found herself along the way. It's a true story of love and lust, men and women, friendships and family, death and re-birth, set in some of the most beautiful locations in Europe. Toss in kidnapping, intrigue, hot salsa nights and sex and you've got passion, Italian style.  Join Lisa as she shares what it takes to live la vita bella.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

CASTRUM LUCULLANUM


“Castrum Lucullanum” was a fortress near the city of Naples. It is famous because the last western Roman emperor (“Romulus Augustulus”) was in exile there in 476. Inside the fortress, there were churches, monasteries, houses and empty lands. It survived until 902, when it was destroyed by Naples’ citizens (as a result of the the Muslim invasions). After this period, the “castrum” was not completely abandoned: a lot of sources from the 10th to the 12th centuries report that it was utilized as a storehouse for the nearby port of Naples. A lot of merchants from various cities (also from Pisa) were interested in buying a part of “castrum Lucullanum”.