“Vedi Napoli e poi muori” (see Naples and only after you can die) is one of the oldest known Italian quotes. Naples is a city of a category on its own. It’s full of contradictions, nostalgia for a glorious past (Maradona above all). It is poverty and criminality but is also a city full of irony, lightheartedness and unconditional faith and devotion. Some areas of the city have poor hygienic conditions, but in others you can eat the best food in the world or have a coffee or a pizza that you will never forget. It is the only city in the world whose main monument are its inhabitants, the “Neapolitans”. Naples is a category of the soul.
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By Stefano Lista