Family in Catacombs San Gennaro

The Buried Secrets of Ancient Naples

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So much of the dark wondrous history of Naples lies steps below the modern metropolis, back in time, down to the Catacombs of San Gennaro, (Via Capodimonte 13, Naples) off the beaten path.  The paleo-Christian site lies a good 20-30 minute bus ride north of the city center, leading toward Capodimonte and bordering the hilltop […]

Wedded Bliss for Christmas

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It’s funny how Italian-Americans and Italians have so much in common and yet seem so far apart.  There’s a soup we here in America know as Italian Wedding Soup.  Yet, ask anyone south of Rome about it and they’ll look at you like you are pazzo.  You see, the traditional la minestra maritata has nothing […]

Naples – A City of Contrasts

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There’s an old Italian saying, “vedi Napoli e poi muori” (see Naples and die).  Optimists, who generally see the beauty in life, would say that idiom has its genesis in the fact that people are awestruck by the beauty of Naples.  After seeing something so beautiful, it would be OK to die because nothing else […]

Day Trip to Capri

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As a rabid movie fan, Capri has always been the romantic isle of Hollywood magic for me.  Just think about September Affair, It Started in Naples or Contempt.  My vivid imagination thinks about Sophia Loren walking the hills of Capri with dozens of drooling men trailing behind her – isn’t that every woman’s Italian fantasy?  […]

Napoli’s Ancient Catacomb di San Gennaro

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In the south of Italy, the souls and spirits of the ancients still linger just steps below modern man, as if to literally reach out and touch from the beyond.  Just a few meters below the grand church of The Basilica of Good Counsel lies the largest Christian catacomb in southern Italy, the Catacomb of […]