..Una delle città più belle d'Italia. Addentrarsi nei luoghi del mito e della storia, gustare la miglior pizza. Meravigliarsi delle antiche città ritrovate di Pompei ed Ercolano. Immergersi nel verde di un parco e visitare una delle regge reali della napoli borbonica.. Questo e altro nei miei itinerari..

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martedì 21 agosto 2012

TRA SACRO E PROFANO : IL RIONE SANITà.




C'è una parte di Napoli dove il tempo sembra essersi fermato. Dove moderni scooters scorazzano tra palazzi antichi, dove si impara ancora il "mestiere". é la parte più verace di Napoli. Il rione Sanità. è un rione "nascosto", isolato da un ponte che Murat costruì per integrarlo al resto della città ma che in realtà ne ha contribuito all'emarginazione.

é il quartiere dove è nato il principe della risata, Antonio De curtis. Ed è rimasto tutt'ora quel luogo, dove "miseria & Nobiltà" tutt'ora convivono. Un borgo dove Totò, Peppino e la Loren vi hanno girato i loro migliori film. Un luogo dove tra case popolari, i cosidetti bassi, si ammirano magnificenti palazzi barocchi come quello del Sanfelice e dello Spagnuolo.

Palazzo dello spagnuolo










Napoli è  terra di contrasti e  qui è amplificata ancor di più dal sacro e dal profano che qui più che mai hanno troato la loro tacita convivenza... Dal  culto dei morti del cimitero delle fontanelle alle catacombe di San Gaudioso maginificenza di epoca romana.
Dal cimitero delle fontanelle














Interno chiesa di S. Maria alla Sanità











L'itinerario si svolge per tutto il borgo e include:
  - Visita guidata al cimitero delle fontanelle
 -  Basilica di Santa Maria alla Sanità
 -  Catacombe di San Gaudioso
 - Palazzo San Felice
  - Palazzo dello spagnuolo

Durata del Tour 3.00 circa




é incluso : servizio visita guidata
è escluso :ingresso catacambe di San gaudioso.8.00€ (intero) 5.00€ per  minori di 18 anni, maggiori di 65 e studenti universitari.. Gratuito minori di anni 6
Eventuale pranzo con pizza.

Info & Prenotazioni :
Dott. Fabio Comella
Tel 333/5605637
Email : fabiocomella@alice.it

lunedì 20 agosto 2012

WHAT TO SEE IN NAPLES: Comments, and suggestions.

Why Naples is Better Than You’ve Heard 

Quick – when I say “Naples,” what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Garbage? Mafia? Pickpockets? If any of these negatives are the first things to pop into your head, you’re not alone. There’s no getting around it – Naples has  some problems.

As is often the case, however, there’s more than one side to this story – and Naples is also a city that’s absolutely worth visiting. (Guided tour might be required to : fabiocomella@alice.it)
 Here are three reasons you should go to Naples in spite of everything you’ve heard.

1. You want real Italy? You got it.

Lots of travelers complain about popular places being “too touristy,” but fighting tourist crowds tends to annoy intrepid travelers even more (nevermind that they’re tourists, too). Naples is by no means a quiet backwater – this sprawling city is teeming with people in every corner and at pretty much every hour. The percentage of those people who aren’t residents, however, is relatively small when compared to tourist cities like Venice or Florence.
As a major port city, Naples gets is fair share of tourists who sometimes stop for the day to eat a pizza and stroll through the the archelogical museum but who more often head straight for the Amalfi Coast or Pompeii instead. In other words, even though there should be an enormous influx of cruising day-trippers in Naples (like Venice), there isn’t one. The result is that Naples is not only a living, breathing city, it’s also not rolling out the red carpet for anyone. Tourists and locals alike have to fend for themselves.

Streets in Naples are busy, dirty, noisy, and sometimes littered  hasn’t been picked up (an ongoing political/mafia problem). Some shops sell tourist souvenirs, sure, but most of the shops in the historic center sell stuff for the locals – laundry detergent, motorcycle helmets, fresh fish. Naples gives travelers an opportunity to explore a very real Italian city without feeling like they’re plodding along behind every other tourist in Italy – all without needing to get far off the beaten track at all.

2. Major history and scenic sights are easy day trips.

While most travelers in Italy stay north of Rome, two of the most popular places to visit in Italy – the two things that draw even less-adventurous travelers to the south – are both easy day trips from Naples.Pompeii was famously leveled by a volcanic eruption in 79 AD, and the excavated city is very close to central Naples. (In fact, the same mountain that did all the damage looms over Naples, too.) Pompeii is such a nice day trip from Naples (to be sure to see the
hightlights ask for a licensed  Tour guide as Fabio Comella)– and include a stop at the less-visited but better-preserved Herculaneum on your way back to the city. On another day, don’t forget to walk through the fabulous Archaeology Museum in Naples, too, where most of the stuff they’ve uncovered at both Pompeii and Herculaneum is on display.

Now that you’ve got your history component covered, plan another day trip to visit the yes-it’s-really-that-beautiful Amalfi Coast. The town of Sorrento is an easy train or boat ride from Naples, and from there you can take a bus up and down the coast (or rent a scooter, if you’re more daring) for a day’s worth of fun in the sun. If you can afford a night or two along the coast, that’s great – you’ll certainly see more of it – but hotels on the Amalfi Coast are so much more expensive than most hotels in Naples that you’ll save a bundle by making it a day trip (or two) instead.
Which brings me to…

3. Budget travelers don’t have to make massive sacrifices.

When compared with other big cities in Italy, Naples is downright cheap. It’s not cheap in the sense that it can compete with Southeast Asia, but a whole pizza and bottle of water at one of the city’s famous pizza places will only cost you €5-7. That’s a seriously inexpensive meal by Italy’s standards, and yet it’s also some of the best food you’ll find in the city.
You can find high-end hotels in the city, but there are plenty of budget-friendly hotels right in the Naples historic center, too. Not only that, the fabulous Hostel of the Sun is one of the best-rated hostels in Italy as well as Europe, and dorm beds start at less than €20/night.

Naples has its share of free things to do, but even the museums and galleries and attractions that charge a fee are pretty inexpensive – and if you’re going to be in town for a few days (and especially if you’re going to Pompeii and Herculaneum) you can get one of the regional Campania Artecards that gives you major discounts on attractions as well as free transportation. A 3-day card for the whole region is €27 and gets you into your first two sights completely free, with 50% off all other sights after that. Considering Pompeii and Herculaneum are each €11 to get in, the thing almost pays for itself when you make those your first two (and therefore free) attractions.

Remember all those negative things you’ve heard about Naples? Don’t forget them entirely.

Okay, now that you’ve moved Naples up on your list of places to visit, I want to remind you that all those things you’ve heard – about the garbage crisis and the petty thieves – shouldn’t be entirely forgotten. They shouldn’t keep you from going to Naples, but they should make you stay alert.
Here are the things to keep in mind:
  • Garbage It was a problem till 2 years ago. The current mayor of naples has solded the garbage's strike.
  • Mafia – There’s a major organized crime problem in the region that includes Naples (and they reportedly are part of the garbage problem, too), but this is another thing that’s bad for the people who live in Naples and not such an issue for those who just visit. The mafia isn’t gunning down unsuspecting tourists in mobster-movie-like scenes.
  • Pickpockets – Of all the problems most associated with Naples, this is the issue that tourists need to be extremely aware of. Pickpockets will steal from whoever’s an easy target, whether you’re a local or not, but it’s the tourists who are almost always the easiest marks. Make sure you aren’t an easy target. Leave your shiny baubles – including your watch – at home (or in the safe/locker at your hotel/hostel), use a purse that you can carry across your body, keep your big camera hung around your neck in front of you, carry most of your cash and important documents in a money belt under your clothes… You know the drill. Be smart, be aware, don’t be an idiot, and you’re much less likely to have any problems in Naples or even know that pickpocketing is an issue.
This article was taken by the website"twenty something travel"

http://twenty-somethingtravel.com/2011/08/naples-heard/

Others helpful articles to read :

www.fabiocomella.blogspot.it/2012/02/visiting-naples.html

www.fabiocomella.blogspot.it/2011/11/naplesamong-stereotypestruth-and-arts.html

http://www.napoliunplugged.com/Naples-Is-In-My-Heart.html

http://lettersfromflorence.blogspot.it/2013/05/i-died-and-went-to-naples.html 

An understimated gem :www.fabiocomella.blogspot.it/2015/04/an-understimated-gem-naples.html

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giovedì 9 agosto 2012

The mysterious Naples!

LEGGI LA VERSIONE ITALIANA LA NAPOLI ESOTERICA
Some phials contening blood that miraculously liquefy twice at year, a chapel dated 17° century beloging to an misteryous alchemist where the famous  veiled Christ is preserved.
And at the end...an amazing cimitery within an underground cave where we can still see 40.000 skulls used by some local worships!

The walking tour take place between the historical center of Napoli and part of the area of "Sanità" where recently an ancient ossuary has been reopened 

we'll visit the main cathedral, The Cappella San severo where the famous veiled Christ is preserved in the downtown. A short visit before lunch will be  near by "piazza del Gesù" with its baroque church




Duration:  4 houres 30 minutes

Lunch: It might be arranged in a local pizzeria 

Transport  by  Metrò (subway)

Info&reservation: fabiocomella@alice.it
Mobile : +39 333/5605637
Skipe : dydguideinnaples