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A Walk in the Park

By at April 29, 2013 | 7:16 pm | 0 Comment

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Okay, so it wasn't a Saturday, it was Thursday. Festa della Liberazione to be exact. It wasn't really a stroll, but more of a hike. It wasn't a walk in the park either, but more like a walk to the park. And we didn't really go where I thought we were going. But the day couldn't have been more perfect. And another hidden corner of Naples was

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Salita della Pedamentina

By at July 10, 2012 | 9:09 am | 1 Comments

At the top of Vomero hill there is a little piazza known as Piazzale San Martino. The last stop on the V1 bus, it is home to the San Martino Charterhouse which sits just a few hundred meters below Naples Castel Sant'Elmo. Be it by bus, taxi or foot, visitors arriving here for the first time are so taken by the views that they make a beeline for the aging balustraded

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Salvator Rosa Metro Art Station

By at June 28, 2012 | 10:07 am | 0 Comment

Greek and Roman ruins, Medieval castles, Gothic and Baroque churches, Bourbon palaces, and palazzi from every era of history, Naples has been described as an open air museum. To walk the streets of Napoli, is to take a journey through time. With such an enormous wealth of ancient monuments, it's no surprise that we confront Naples past at every turn. But it might

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The Mountain and the Deep Blue Sea

By at February 9, 2012 | 10:11 am | 8 Comments

I've been down hard with the flu for the last two weeks and have done very little work. Worse yet, I've spent precious little time outside. It might seem an odd thing to hear from a city dweller but that's actually the beauty of living in a city, and this city in particular. Our apartments are so small they lead to early onset cabin fever forcing us to spend a good deal

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Saturday Stroll – Sunday on the Bay

By at October 24, 2011 | 8:06 pm | 3 Comments

The easiest stroll in Naples is also one of its most beautiful. From Piazza del Plebiscito to Mergellina, it's almost all flat and even terrain (although I can't promise you that you won't run across some cobbled stone along the way). No maps,  travel books or agendas are required. Let the mountain be your compass, the curve of the bay be your guide. On sunny

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Calata San Francesco

By at June 10, 2011 | 6:53 pm | 1 Comments

It has been said that Naples is set around the waters of the Bay like a great amphitheater. The Bay, with Vesuvius, Capri, Ischia and the Sorrentine coast in the distance, the arena upon which all eyes rest. The city's terraced hills, the tiers upon which palazzi rest like expectant fans, awnings extended over their balconies like the great velarium that once protected

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Saturday Stroll – Piazza Borsa and the new Università Station

By at May 3, 2011 | 4:44 pm | 2 Comments

We approached Piazza (Giovanni) Bovio, better known as Piazza Borsa from the port on a Saturday afternoon a few weeks back. After getting a late start, it was that time of day when most everyone is sitting down to their afternoon meal and we found ourselves wandering the deserted streets. An aimless walk-about we had meandered from Chiaia to Piazza del Plebiscito and on

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Christmas Walkabout

By at December 23, 2010 | 8:53 pm | 0 Comment

Christmas in Naples

I'm not sure I've ever seen the city this decked out before. Everywhere I turn I see more lights, more decorations, and more holiday cheer. Last night we meandered up Via Chiaia to Piazza Trieste e Trento where were ran smack into a "Christmas Dancing Fountain" show in front of the San Carlo Theater. From there we headed to Castel Nuovo to see the ice rink that will

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Saturday Stroll – The Classic Tour of Centro Storico (Part 2)

By at October 18, 2010 | 3:19 pm | 4 Comments

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It's been a beautiful start to the fall and with all of the events going on around the city, our Saturday Strolls got a bit sidelined. What with outdoor concerts and fairs, museum exhibits, markets and marathons, it's been non-stop since September. But finally, we made it back to Centro Storico to finish our stroll! When we last left off in The Classic tour of Centro

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Saturday Stroll – The Classic Tour of Centro Storico (Part 1)

By at September 16, 2010 | 4:55 pm | 1 Comments

To kick off the fall season, our Saturday Strolls return us to Napoli’s streets. This week we're off to explore the characteristic alleys of Centro Storico(Naples Historic Center), the typical walk made by most first time visitors to Naples, be it on their own or with a tour guide. Earlier this summer I took Kathy Ayer from Food Lover's Odyssey on this stroll (an

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