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From the Editor’s Desk: Naples Monthly Roundup

By at July 31, 2015 | 3:10 pm | 0 Comment

SantElmo_Panorama

On the 23rd of July, I was in London for a “special evening devoted to Naples” at the Italian Cultural Institute. Penny and I were part of a panel discussion about Naples and we got to talk about the “love affair” we have with Napoli and more importantly, we got to promote the city we both came to love. Our moderator for the evening was the delightful and

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Naples’ Mayor in New York

By at July 10, 2015 | 2:10 pm | 0 Comment

Mayor de Magistris and Prof. Stanislao Pugliese

It was a very special night at the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute of the City University of New York.  Was it because of the energy that the mayor of Naples, Luigi de Magistris brought across the Atlantic, along the 41st parallel, straight to the Big Apple? Probably so, as both cities are electric, eccentric, controversial, full of things you either love or

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Bathing in the City – Summer 2015

By at July 8, 2015 | 3:46 pm | 0 Comment

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To bathe or not to bathe, that is no longer the question. ARPAC’s (the regional (Campania) agency for Environmental Protection) results are out and with the exception of the port areas, most of Naples coastline has been deemed safe for bathing with many areas achieving a ranking of “excellent”, the highest rating on a four rung scale - poor, fair, good,

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From the Editor’s Desk: Naples Monthly Roundup

By at July 1, 2015 | 12:08 pm | 1 Comments

FountainOfNeptune1

I completely missed writing the post last month and this month, I almost missed that too. Didn’t I come here to live “la dolce vita”??? You know what they say, no matter where you go, there you are. And as it would happen, I packed my workaholic self in the suitcase when I moved here and although it didn't get unpacked right away, every year since, more and

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From the Editor’s Desk: Naples Monthly Roundup

By at May 1, 2015 | 4:25 pm | 1 Comments

Sorrento_BlackProcession

April was such an incredibly busy month, I hardly know where to start. The beginning of the month brought us to Sorrento where we spent Easter weekend at one of our favourite hotels, the Grand Hotel de la Ville. Located just on the outskirts of town, it is a relaxing oasis set away from the fray, but close enough to enjoy all of the action. Arriving there on

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NapolixExpo 2015 at Los Angeles Event on April 28th

By at April 27, 2015 | 9:47 am | 0 Comment

According to a press release from Campania Felix and Napoli Per Expo 2015, Naples will be well represented at Los Angeles event on April 28th: Keeping with its commitment to promoting Napoli in the US that began with Unite the Two Bays, Campania Felix to showcase NapolixExpo 2015 – Art, Culture & Business on April 28 at Los Angeles’ 20 Italian Regions For

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‘La Scala’ – Art installation dedicated to the victims of Monteforte Irpino

By at April 20, 2015 | 12:28 pm | 0 Comment

LaScala

On 28th July 2013, tragedy struck.  A coach carrying pilgrims from Pozzuoli, coming back from a trip, flew off a viaduct, killing 40 people and leaving only 8 survivors. To remember the victims of the tragedy, local artist Lello Lopez created 'La Scala', a huge spiral structure, which could be seen to resemble DNA.  The artist said "The ascents and therefore the

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Easter is……Agerola

By at April 7, 2015 | 7:17 pm | 0 Comment

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My niece has been working on a book lately. The book features brightly colored illustrations and pithy passages on the meaning of Easter. It begins with the rousing rhetorical declaration, “Easter is………” and continues with a compelling ode to “Chocolate Eggs!” My niece, Caterina is five, and like many of her peers, she is obsessed with the giant chocolate

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From the Editor’s Desk: Naples Monthly Roundup

By at April 1, 2015 | 4:09 pm | 1 Comments

PopeandTimTenClay

As the old saying goes, March came in like a lion and went out like a lamb. In between there was lots of rain and wind and many cold, damp days, but March also gave us a few beautiful, sunny days to wander the city and breath in its splendour. Marzo è Pazzo – March is Crazy or so they say, let's just hope April brings back the sanity and more importantly, the

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Villa dei Misteri at Pompeii re-opened after restoration

By at March 23, 2015 | 11:33 am | 0 Comment

Villadeimisteri

After a two year restoration, and three month closure for work on its paving, Pompeii's biggest house, the Villa dei Misteri (Villa of Mysteries), re-opened on Friday 20th March. During the grand re-opening, Culture Minister Dario Franceschini said "Today is an important day: we give back to the world the splendour, the wonders of the Villa dei Misteri.  If you ask me

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