Naples and then...

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“See Naples and die” is an Italian say­ing of un­known ori­gin. Be­lieve it or not, all the clichés about Naples are true: it’s op­u­lent, pas­sion­ate, mu­si­cal, con­tra­dic­tory, chaotic and ne­glected. Peo­ple are friendly and ‘trained’ over the cen­turies to ‘get by’, for bet­ter or worse. And, yes, its pizza and cof­fee are the best in the world. Apropos of cof­fee, there’s a tra­di­tion that sums up the city bet­ter than a thou­sand words: the Neapoli­tans call it “caffè appeso” and it in­volves buy­ing a cof­fee for your­self, and then pur­chas­ing an­other one for some­one else who doesn’t have the money to pay for it. Naples is the ideal start­ing point to ex­plore the other beauties of Italy: the is­lands of the ar­chi­pel­ago, Capri, Ischia and Pro­cida, and the Amalfi Coast in­fused with the scent of lemons. There is also Pom­peii, the city, buried by lay­ers of vol­canic ash dur­ing the erup­tion of Ve­su­vius two thou­sand years ago, and one of the most in­cred­i­ble ar­chae­o­log­i­cal sites in the world.

Capri’s most iconic sight is the dra­matic “Faraglioni”, the spurs of rock which rise up out of the sea. Be­low, the sce­nario of the Gulf of Naples by night and Mount Ve­su­vius dom­i­nat­ing on the sea.

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