Diego Armando Maradona: Neapolitans’ God (D10S)

Murales Maradona

Maradona: Neapolitans’ God (D10S) 1984, July 5th, St.Paul Stadium (renamed Maradona Stadium in 2020): 80.000 Neapolitans celebrate the Pibe de Oro (The gilded guy) arrival what modified forever the football pride of the town, even before ‘O rre’ (the King in Neapolitan dialect) kicked his first ball in the so called bright blue city! Since … Read more

Neapolitan ex-voto

ex voto con una schiena napoletani foto di Teresa Incoronato

Neapolitan ex-voto The donation of votive offerings in Naples is a still spread and felt habit. Moreover, the Neapolitan ones are different from the traditional ex-voto. The classic ones are generally simple paintings depicting dangerous events, like accidents or diseases, characterized by a happy end for the victim, while the Neapolitan ones are an expression … Read more

The red horn

Cornetto napoletano ftd

The red horn: a traditional Neapolitan lucky charm One of the most complicated moments in a journey of mine is to look for a traditional souvenir: many handicrafts are disappearing and replaced by anonymous magnets, so I often decide to bring back home at least some flavours. In Naples it is still possible to find … Read more

Neapolitans and the dead

Cimitero delle fontanelle foto di Marcel Haring Flickr 24475706357_41be6d2cf9_k

Neapolitans and the Dead A still…live devotion!!! Yes, Neapolitans’ connection with the Afterworld is daily and special, not only about their own dear relatives passed away, but for the so called “ragged Souls” as well. There are many churches in Naples with crypts housing bones with no longer identity, since many of them belong to … Read more

The “art” of getting by

The “art” of getting by The most attractive aspect of never giving up and of that productive imagination and smartness identifying the Neapolitans! Sometimes this is wrongly associated to the intention of taking advantage of somebody, more often this is actually a natural ability to reinvent oneself day by day, because of very high levels … Read more