Between the Boss and Naples inhabits a perennial river of hearts and souls spanning thousands of miles across all the oceans with one of its fundamental springs to be found in Vico Equense, on the bay of Naples, where Springsteen’s (maternal) grandfather was born and lived until he decided to leave his native land.
Working for the man who gave the world Howl for some 20 years until his death in 1997, Bill had a front row seat to the workings of Allen’s mind and a back stage pass to Allen’s inner circle, the Beats.
Naples treasures are large and small. Tucked away and hidden in plain sight. Original masterpieces and facsimiles thereof. Or in this case, it’s not what it is, but what it was thought to be. The tomb of Publius Vergilius Maro (70 BC – 19 BC), known to most simply as Virgil or Vergil.
I read an essay many years ago entitled The Faintest Echo of our Language by Chang-rae Lee. In a moving narrative, Lee uses the death of his mother to reflect on the role language played in her life, in her cultural identity, and in her connections to the people around her. A South Korean immigrant […]
In Italy there are many dialects, but only Sardinian, Friulian, and Ladin are recognized by the Italian State as official minority languages. UNESCO’s Atlas of the World’s Languages in Danger however lists Neapolitan as one of 31 endangered languages in Italy.
If you want to learn Italian, the best way is to immerse yourself in it. And there is perhaps no better place to do that than at the Centro Italiano language school nestled in the heart of Naples’ historic district. Surrounded by centuries of history, art and culture, you will live, breath, and eat the Italian language.