Category Archives: Italy, Naples

Naples … Christmas shopping for an Usain Bolt fairy for the top of the tree

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Just by the Napoli Sotterranea and running along the side of the Chiesa di San Lorenzo Maggiore is the Via San Gregorio Armeno, a narrow lane packed with numerous small workshops that all specialise in the same thing: nativity scenes. … Continue reading

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Naples … seeing beyond the graffiti and (literally) looking beneath the surface for hidden Roman beauty

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Naples has a bad reputation for being, to say the least, a bit grubby. In the past this has been primarily due to the tonnes of domestic rubbish dumped and uncollected on its streets. Thankfully this problem seems to have … Continue reading

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Naples … what do a friendly mythical giant, a not-so-friendly looking sea-creature and actress Glenn Close have in common? Familiar faces and stunning sculptures at the National Archaeological Museum

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When in Naples a trip to the National Archaeological Museum is an absolute must. Here, some of the greatest treasures excavated from Pompeii and Herculaneum are on public display after being lovingly restored. Below are photos (and accompanying quips that … Continue reading

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Up (down & around) Pompeii … titillation and acoustic magic amongst the great Roman ruins

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If your main reason for going to Naples is to visit Pompeii but you’re on a budget, then buy yourself a Campania Artecard on arrival at Napoli airport. There are several different types of Artecards with various itineraries to get confused over. … Continue reading

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