Naples holidays

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How Maradona inspired Paolo Sorrentino’s film about Naples, Hand of God – and inadvertently saved his life
The Italian director’s new, semi-autobiographical film reveals a charming and rarely seen side of his home city

Sophia Seymour

13, Dec, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Raising Naples: how the catacombs of saints transformed Sanità
Tours of ancient catacombs run by a local group of friends are revitalising a Naples neighbourhood that was once prey to the Camorra

Mark Stratton

09, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Tourists marvel at ancient Rome’s party town, now buried by the sea
Statues and ruins of a 2,000-year-old resort, famed for luxury and vice, are now a marine visitor attraction

Angela Giuffrida in Pozzuoli

30, Oct, 2021 @2:00 PM

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The little island of Procida prepares to shine as Italy’s Capital of Culture
The backdrop for the films Il Postino and The Talented Mr Ripley braces itself to balance tourism with tradition

Angela Giuffrida in Procida

31, Jan, 2021 @9:15 AM

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Forever in fashion: a tour of Naples’ finest arts and crafts makers
At Christmas, Naples’ famous nativity figurines dominate its shops, but the city buzzes with artisans creating beautiful ceramics, fashion and accessories year-round

Sophia Seymour

26, Nov, 2019 @3:56 PM

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Six of Europe’s best cities for vintage and retro shopping
Locals share their go-to shops and markets for great-value items with bags of style and a tale to tell. Scroll down to see collectors’ favourite finds

Guardian writers

16, Nov, 2019 @7:00 AM

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New Elena Ferrante-inspired street art to be unveiled in Naples
The author’s Neapolitan novels and the TV series My Brilliant Friend have brought attention to Naples’ Rione Luzzatti district, where a dramatic mural will become a major draw

Sophia Seymour

12, Dec, 2018 @6:30 AM

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10 of the best pizzerias in Naples
As Naples prepares to host the world pizza-making championships, here are 10 places to go for a pizza the action
Plus the village pizzeria voted Italy’s best

Sophia Seymour

29, May, 2018 @5:30 AM

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The local’s guide to Naples’ art scene: 10 top tips
This exuberant city revered for its food, culture and history is now forging a reputation as one of Europe’s most exciting hubs for contemporary art

Sophia Seymour

05, Mar, 2018 @6:30 AM

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Naples: Elena Ferrante’s brilliant city
Fans of the writer’s Neapolitan novels are flocking to discover the south Italian city, whose personality is as important to the books as the protagonists

Lisa O'Kelly

25, Feb, 2018 @7:00 AM

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Naples’ Fontanelle cemetery: skulls and silence beneath the busy city streets
In an underground chamber in the Italian city, the skulls of plague victims are stacked high but the traditions surrounding their preservation are ultimately uplifting, telling us a lot about the human capacity for caring

Sophia Seymour

12, Jan, 2018 @10:00 AM

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Elena Ferrante's Naples – a photo essay
We follow in the (fictional) footsteps of the heroines of My Brilliant Friend and its sequels, into the alleyways, gritty apartment blocks and piazzas of this energetic and fascinating city

Sophia Seymour. Photographs: Giuseppe Di Vaio

07, Nov, 2017 @6:00 AM

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