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

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 Julian Worker has written a number of travel books including Travels through History : France Travels through History – The Balkans: Journeys in the former Yugoslavia Travels through History –Continue reading “Naples: Elena Ferrante’s brilliant city”

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. Julian Worker has written a number of travel books including Travels through History : France Travels through History – TheContinue reading “Naples’ Fontanelle cemetery: skulls and silence beneath the busy city streets”

The world’s longest pizza

The world’s longest pizza was made in Naples and is 1.8km long. It took 250 pizza makers six hours and 11 minutes. They used 2,000kg of flour, 1,600kg of tomato sauce, 2,000kg of mozzarella cheese, 200 litres of oil and 30kg of basil. The pizza made it into the Guinness World Records, and was donatedContinue reading “The world’s longest pizza”