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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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
So what’s wrong with me? I keep thinking. I love it here. When I wade into the traffic (you have to if you want to cross the street) I’m surprised by the gentility of the drivers.
Introducing the city’s latest innovations in sustainable mobility to the community, the city hopes to encourage people to give up their cars and choose more environmentally friendly and sustainable modes of transportation.
Beautifully written and filmed, Risorsa Mare paints a stunning portrait of the immense wealth of natural, economic, and cultural resources around the Bay of Naples.
Finally, after what seemed an eternity, I rounded the curve and she came into view. My heart skipped a beat and I wasn’t sure if it was the cold air or the sight of her that brought the tears to my eyes.
While the Christmas season doesn’t really kick off in Italy until December 8th, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, the Christmas spirit hits me like shot the day after Thanksgiving. Black Friday they call it, while serious shoppers hit the mega sales in the States, I’m sitting on the floor amid a mountain of boxes […]