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Napoli. L’inaspettato nelle tue giornate grigie.
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Napoli. L’inaspettato nelle tue giornate grigie.

Stazione Napoli Nord-Ovest. Tratta Giugliano-Piscinola. Piscinola-Dante. In massima parte disperazione. L’ennesima relazione era andata al vento. “Non sei la ragazza per me” mi aveva detto e tutto l’amore, i baci, le parole, le promesse, le serate calde d’estate a fumare sigarette su di un marciapiede ad immaginare il futuro , erano finite. Sono quelli i momenti in cui senti che più niente sia importante, che non molto ti possa ancora...

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Oscar Meuricoffre, the Swiss banker who turned Naples into the wealthiest city in Italy
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Oscar Meuricoffre, the Swiss banker who turned Naples into the wealthiest city in Italy

  Versione italiana qui: Oscar Meuricoffre, l’uomo che rese Napoli la città più ricca d’Italia   The information you find in this article is the product of research led by the author himself, beware of plagiarisers! An abandoned site in the heart of the old town, hidden between the streets of the Areneccia and Corso Garibaldi. A garden, neglected and scattered with litter, barriers everywhere blocking up the...

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A’ zupp e cozze: Maundy Thursday in a traditional fashion
Apr07

A’ zupp e cozze: Maundy Thursday in a traditional fashion

Tradition dictates that on Maundy Thursday the unavoidable ‘zupp’ e cozze’ (mussel soup) make its appearance on all Neapolitan tables. Its renown as one of the most popular mussel dishes is no mystery, but not many know about its roots. The story goes that Ferdinand I, of the Bourbon dynasty, had a tremendous fondness of seafood, of mussels in particular, which he fished for himself in the waters lapping Posillipo and then cooked...

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Vanvitelli’s jewel, la Casina Vanvitelliana
Mar04

Vanvitelli’s jewel, la Casina Vanvitelliana

Ecco oggi la nostra nuova traduzione in Inglese delle nostre storie: The Vanvitelli Casina of Lake Fusaro, near Bacoli, is a XVIII century marvellous architectural jewel of Carlo Vanvitelli, son of the famous architect Luigi Vanvitelli, who built the even more famous Reggia di Caserta. In 1782, Carlo begun the works of this “delicious place”, as king Ferdinand IV of Bourbon whished. Thanks to this little architectural gem, Carlo...

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The statue of God Nile, one of the most famous statues in Naples
Feb15

The statue of God Nile, one of the most famous statues in Naples

  Going for a walk in “Spaccanapoli”, almost at the corner between “piazza S.Domenico Maggiore” and the beginning of “S.Biagio dei Librai”, there, where in the old Neapolis starts the twist of streets, we find one of the most famous statue in Naples, citizen symbol: the statue of god Nile. Hidden until 1400, when it was discovered, it was acephalous and believed to be a feminine shape. Later, when its meaning was revealed , it...

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“Purgatorio ad Arco” or “Chiesa d’’ e cape ‘e morte”
Feb08

“Purgatorio ad Arco” or “Chiesa d’’ e cape ‘e morte”

“Santa Maria delle Anime del Purgatorio”, also known as “Purgatorio ad Arco” or “Chiesa d’’ e cape ‘e morte”. Walking in “Via dei Tribunali”, it’s very easy to find: on the front door two bronze skulls with crossed shinbones. The death symbols continue on the entire façade, revealing in advance something gloomy and disturbing, though extremely fascinating, hidden inside. It a bourbon architectural jewel, annexed to the namesake...

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