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Category: Italy

2016: A Year of Travel

This year was exhausting though there was less travel than in previous years. Big changes happened in our non-travel lives:…

When in Rome…

On my day of departure, I somehow managed to sleep in. I’m not sure how it happened because my bio-clock…

Finding unexpected beauty amongst the chaos

I have one final gallery to show from Napoli. But before showing the gallery I want to re-iterate what I…

Castel Sant’Elmo

You can see the castle from just about everywhere in Napoli. It was one of the first things we saw…

The martyr, the catacombs, and the blood mystery

The next stop on the underground exploration tour was the large and cavernous Catacombe di San Gennaro. The catacombs in…

The castle and the crocodile

It’s real name of the building is the Maschio Angioino but for the majority of the tourists who visit the…

Charles III’s artistic legacy in Napoli

Before there was the Louve, before Belvedere Palace, and even before Catherine the Great founded the Hermitage, the Museo Archeologico…

The colourful world of Napoli street art

As a city, Napoli has let itself go. Seems everyone uses anything they can as their canvas and there is…

Catacombe di San Gaudioso

I’ll start this post by saying: the San Gaudioso experience is new for me. I’ve studied osteology, graves, and death…

The tunnel that was built by the “Bomba” king

The underground world in Napoli is complex and rich with a history that surpasses that of the world above. 60%…

La Passeggiata and Pick Pockets

The Internets make it seem as though Napoli is a horrible, unsafe place that should be avoided. As such, I…

Lufthansa is on strike

Remember how in a few posts ago I praised Lufthansa for coming together at the last minute and how my…

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