Come, there’s a road in the woods… To discover a hidden place. An unusual route between the hills of Naples.
Steep descents, zig-zag turns and 414 elongated steps take you 650 meters down Vomero hill to Corso Vittorio Emanuele.
The work of the Milan based Atelier Mendini design firm of Alessandro and Francesco Mendini, Naples Salvator Rosa Metro Station is the product of a collaborative team of artists and architects, a fusion of Naples past, present, and future.
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.
No maps, travel books or agendas are required. Let the mountain be your compass, the curve of the bay be your guide.
Usually steep and narrow. Sometimes stepped, sometimes not. Le Scale di Napoli are the ancient footpaths that connected Naples hill districts – città alta, with its coastal districts – città bassa before the funicolari, metro, roads, and cars came along.
Arriving here around noon we found the piazza in a fevered pitch. The outdoor tables of the caffès were jammed and inside, people were three deep at the bar. In the piazza and on the street, families, neighbors and friends, babies to grandparents, were stopping to meet and greet.
A stroll through the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Centro Storico in Naples, Italy to discover ancient Greco-Roman ruins, Baroque churches and more.