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Unite the Two Bays: Landmark Agreements to be signed between Napoli and San Francisco During Mayor de Magistris Visit to the Bay Area

By at October 25, 2013 | 8:25 am | 0 Comment

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Unite the Two Bays: Landmark Agreements to be signed between Napoli and San Francisco During Mayor de Magistris’ Visit to the Bay Area on October 25, 2013.

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The Four Days of Naples – September 27- 30, 1943 (Le Quattro Giornate di Napoli)

By at September 27, 2013 | 8:38 am | 4 Comments

Quattro Giornate

During Quattro Giornate di Napoli, Sept 27- 30, 1943, the Neapolitans rose up in in a spontaneous act of defiance, to rid themselves of their captors.

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Saint Restituta

By at September 26, 2013 | 2:28 pm | 0 Comment

Santa Restituta

Born in North Africa near Carthage, Saint Restituta was killed during the Diocletian persecutions. See her chapel in the Duomo in downtown Naples, Italy.

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The Bourbon Dynasty

By at May 2, 2013 | 12:19 pm | 1 Comments

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The most stunning mark King Charles VII left on the city was his building projects, which still impress visitors. The Teatro San Carlo turned Naples into an epicenter of musical genius.

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San Giovanni a Carbonara: An Ancient Beauty

By at March 5, 2013 | 11:31 am | 0 Comment

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The San Giovanni a Carbonara Church in Naples, Italy is a little known wonder. A well preserved Gothic church of the Angevin monarchy, it is home to King Ladislao’s tomb and a Sanfelice double staircase.

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Written In Stone – A Journey into the Hellenistic Necropolis of Neapolis

By at September 13, 2012 | 2:31 pm | 0 Comment

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A work in progress, this site will have you crouching on your knees, your hands searching for a toe hold on walls carved some 2400 years ago. And it will leave you with the sensation that you’ve crawled down Alice’s rabbit hole into the bowels of ancient history and into a place so intimate, so sacred, that only the most callous observers will escape unscathed.

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St. Thomas Aquinas In Naples

By at February 14, 2012 | 4:27 am | 0 Comment

St. Thomas Aquinas lived in Naples for many years and founded his Theology University, at what today is Naples San Domenico Maggiore Church.

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Treasures of Napoli – Virgil’s Tomb

By at January 17, 2012 | 1:37 pm | 7 Comments

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.

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Christ Church Naples – The City’s Only Anglican Church

By at January 9, 2011 | 11:35 am | 2 Comments

On a small parcel of land set along Chiaia’s Via San Pasquale, the British built the first Anglican Church in Southern Italy. Today, it is still one of only a handful of non-Roman Catholic Churches in Naples.

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Subterranean Naples – The City Beneath the City

By at October 29, 2010 | 9:51 am | 0 Comment

After 20 years of digging and reclaiming, mostly done by volunteers interested in maintaining the historic underground city’s fragile architecture, many parts of Napoli Sotterranea have been restored.

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