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Colors of Naples - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

Napoli Kistch Many people identify the city of Naples with pizza treat first of all. Actually the city is considered to be a birthplace of a popular Italian treat. Italian cuisine experts consider Naples to be the place offering genuine pizza prepared in strict keeping to the traditional recipes. However pizza is far not the only gastronomy feature of the city. A fruit drink named “granita” is as well of great popularity as among local folks so among city guests.
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The drink is made of fruit ice. There is a belief that local people inherited the tradition of preparation of this refreshing drink from Arab cuisine culture. There is a great variety of recipes and ways of preparation of granita however the essence of the drinking treat is the same – it is a portion of processed ice made of fruit juice and syrup mixture.
There is a belief that local people of Naples are more passionate about granita than about traditional Italian pasta. The ethnic drink is served in almost every café and sold in special concession stands located in the central streets of the city. Apart from culinary talents and peculiarities local people feature extreme passion to gambling games and lotteries. Copyright
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Almost every local citizen has his or her own book of dreams or the “SMORFIA NAPOLETANA”. This book contains a list of articles, objects and actions with specific assigned numbers. Local people believe that with the help of this book one can guess a unique combination in the lottery and hit the jackpot. Local culture features original engaging fests and holidays among which the Palm Sunday is best worth mentioning. The last Sunday before Easter is called a palm one for the reason. The matter is that the residents of Jerusalem greeted Christ riding into the city with palm branches.
Napoli The residents of Naples venerate this tradition and annually consecrate palm and olive branches and then present them to dear and close people. The consecrated on Palm Sunday branches are considered to be the best talismans. Travelers visiting Naples before Easter will come across many people with bouquets of palm branches in the streets. This good tradition is venerated by people of all ages. Original traditions and customs add to Naples specific charm and mystery and rich cultural heritage is one of the main peculiar features of the Italian city.
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Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Naples
♥   Basilica Santa Lucia a Mare, Napoli, 0.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica di S. Francesco di Paola, Napoli, 0.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Pontificia Reale Basilica di S. Giacomo degli Spagnoli, Napoli, 0.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica Santuario del Gesù Vecchio dell’Immacolata di Don Placido, Napoli, 1.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica di S. Domenico Maggiore, Napoli, 1.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica di S. Paolo Maggiore, Napoli, 2.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica San Gennaro ad Antignano, Napoli, 2.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Naples
♥   Castle 'Castel dell’Ovo' Naples, 0.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castel Nuovo' Naples, 0.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Sant’Elmo' Naples, 1.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Aselmeyer Castle' Naples, 1.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castel Capuano' Naples, 2.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Vigliena Fort' Naples, 3.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castello di Stella' Stella, 16.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique landmarks in Naples and around

Volcano Campi Flegrei

From the series “Sleeping Super-Volcanoes Capable of Destroying Whole Regions”
Volcano Campi Flegrei has placed not far from Napoli. The caldera diameter is 13 kilometers. If once this volcano erupts, the largest part of Europe will be wiped off the map. The area of the volcano active plate is about 100 square meters. The magma goes quite close to the earth ground. That causes a lot of changes in the surrounding area. Nevertheless that this region is drastically dangerous, there you can find several small towns. … Read further


From the series “Famous Sunken Towns”
The Italian city of Baiae has very unusual fate. Once it has occupied the picturesque coastal territory of the Bay of Naples. It has gone under water as a result of volcanic activity centuries ago. Even today Baiae is synonymous with corruption and indolence, as incredibly rich people unfamiliar with honesty have lived there. According to one version, even in the prehistoric era there have been hundreds of workshops, which have been producing copies of priceless statues and other historical relics. … Read further
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Traditions and festivals in cities around Naples

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