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From the Editor’s Desk: Naples Monthly Roundup

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


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


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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From the Editor’s Desk: Naples Monthly Roundup

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


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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On the Pope’s Visit to Naples

By at March 16, 2015 | 3:37 pm | 0 Comment


Italy, of course, is famous for its Catholicism. The entire country is freckled with centuries-old cathedrals and chapels; patron days are celebrated with fervor, and shrines to the Madonna can be found practically everywhere. While one might expect to find flags hanging in stores and pinned to lapels throughout the US, Italy is plastered with pictures of Padre Pio and

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From the Editor’s Desk: Naples Monthly Roundup

By at March 1, 2015 | 11:03 am | 1 Comments

SnowCapped Vesuvius

February came and went with a flash and I can hardly believe we are already inching our way towards spring. The weather was mostly cold and wet, but when the sun did shine, oh what vistas it did reveal, especially of Vesuvius, who was col cappello bianco, with its snow cap on for much of the month. Not only was there snow on the mountain, but we even saw snow in

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Your Love is My Drug

By at February 11, 2015 | 8:59 am | 0 Comment


I have only lived in Naples for about 5 months now - five crazy, glorious, exhausting, and confounding months, and it’s been long enough to confirm my first impressions of the city. I had only visited Naples once before moving here. It was during a short, 2-day portion of a longer conference that mostly took place in Rome. I had been to Rome previously and loved the

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From the Editor’s Desk: Naples Monthly Roundup

By at February 1, 2015 | 6:54 pm | 0 Comment


If not for Holly, you might think that Napoli Unplugged had gone dormant - or at the very least - radio silent. Thankfully, while I have been consumed with "the book", Holly has been here keeping the NU pages humming, posting events and sharing her weekend picks in her “Have a Holly Jolly Weekend”. Thank you so much Holly for keeping things on track during my

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Napoli 2012 – The Year in Review

By at January 17, 2013 | 4:53 pm | 0 Comment


If you told me at the end of 2011 what was in store for 2012 I would have never believed you. And yet at the same time, it wasn't until I sat down to write this post that I realised how busy a year it was and just how much the city has changed and grown. Though it still has its detractors, perhaps one of the city's most noteworthy accomplishments this year was

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David McConnell – Letter from Naples

By at September 27, 2012 | 4:00 pm | 1 Comments


Last summer, American writer David McConnell, author of The Silver Hearted: A Novel, spent several weeks here in Naples. Like so many writers who came before him, David was lured by the siren Partenope, captivated by her charms, and condemned to live for all eternity, owing a piece of his heart to this city. David recorded his reflections on his time in Naples in his

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Green in the City

By at September 18, 2012 | 2:04 pm | 0 Comment


An electric bike and car sharing program, bicycle paths and pedestrian zones, an entire festival dedicated to bicycle lovers, and a pedal powered concert are just a few of the events and initiatives Naples has planned for European Mobility Week. Introducing the city's latest innovations in sustainable mobility to the community, the city hopes to encourage people to

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