My per­fect day

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Maria Car­men Morese In­ter­view with the di­rec­tor of the Goethe In­sti­tut in Naples

How­ever, in prin­ci­ple, I like to dine at home us­ing all the de­li­cious in­gre­di­ents that can be found here.

Your favourite mu­seum? The Ar­chae­o­log­i­cal Mu­seum but also Capodimonte. In fact, I be­lieve that you can’t re­ally un­der­stand Naples un­less you visit Capodimonte. Let’s talk about shop­ping, where do you like to spend your money and what do you like to buy? Gro­ceries! I of­ten give food items as gifts, I’m al­ways on the look­out for spe­cialty foods. In via Cis­terna dell’Olio there’s a Sar­dinian shop that sells de­li­cious cheeses and, right next door there’s a bar where I stop for an aper­i­tivo. They of­fer a great se­lec­tion of cheeses. To my mind there’s noth­ing bet­ter than Sar­dinian cheese ac­c­com­pa­nied by a Neapoli­tan aper­i­tif. You were born in Pom­peii, on the slopes of Ve­su­vius, what kind of im­pact does the pres­ence of the Vol­cano have on Neapoli­tans? An enor­mous im­pact. It’s as if there were a sort of par­tic­u­lar un­der­ground mag­netism. It evokes a strong sense of emo­tion. You can al­most feel the un­der­ground en­ergy of the vol­cano be­ing trans­mit­ted to the in­hab­i­tants of the city.

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