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Colors of Naples - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

Napoli 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
The city is widely known as a popular holiday destination, so life doesn’t stop here day and night, and there are always so many visitors in this place at any time of a year. Many … Open
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.
Brunnen mit Kindern 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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One of the main attractions of Naples - pizza - gives occasion to the gastronomic festival Napoli Pizza Village taking place at the beginning of June. The festival lasts ten days, during which the best chefs compete for the title of the best, offering visitors the most delicious pizza in the world. About forty-five pizzerias take part in the celebration, but the open-air event itself takes place on the famous promenade Lungomare Caracciolo. Bedsides pizza tastings, visitors to the festival can learn everything about its proper cooking, cheer up for their favorite chefs, and enjoy culinary performances. And all this happens to the sounds of live music and street artists' shows.
Castel Nuovo, Napoli Another gastronomic festival is dedicated to “fjordilatte” - a special cow's milk cheese better known worldwide as “mozzarella”. The fest is called Fiordilatte Fiordifesta and is held within two days at the beginning of August. In addition to mozzarella, other cheeses are presented at the gastronomic event - ricotta, provola, provolone, and caciocavallo, as well as something that suits cheese best - wine. At the festival, they often set records, which are later go to the Guinness Book of Records. Thus, a 68-meter cheese with a weight of 427 kg was recognized as the biggest cheese ever. The festival is held in the vicinity of Naples, on the central streets of Agerola.
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However, in Italy, and in particular in Naples, they love not only food - music occupies an important place in the hearts of local residents. Summer Live Tones taking place at the beginning of September is fully dedicated to jazz. The event has long won recognition among both music fans and musicians who accept invitations to participate in it without a second thought because this is evidence of their high skills and popularity. Among its former headliners are such big names as Roy Hargrove, Giuseppe Bassi, Billy Harper, Riccardo Arrighini. The festival venue is one of the city's main attractions - the medieval fortress Castel Nuovo.
Campania, agriturismo Torre Cangiani, Massa Lubrense (Napoli) In early November, everyone can witness the three-day Fiera Creattiva Napoli when a fair opens on the central streets of the city to offer visitors lots of unique products. You can buy handmade soap, pieces of decorative and applied art, ceramic products, toys, and even furniture and interior items. It is worth noting that this is one of the world's most famous craft fairs attracting the attention of many foreign tourists. Apart from the fair, visitors can attend art workshops on drawing, decoration, decoupage, scrapbooking.
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Of equal interest is such an event as the Festa di Piedigrotta, which takes place in Naples on September 8. Dedicated to the Madonna di Piedigrotta, the festival is a parade of giant sculptures that symbolize characters of Neapolitan tales. The procession starts with Palazzo Reale di Napoli and ends with Crypta Neapolitana - an ancient grotto with a basilica, which, according to legends, has become the last refuge for the ancient Roman poet Virgil. Besides the parade, music concerts are held on Piazza del Plebiscito within the framework of the festival. They cannot go without traditional songs “O sole mio” and “Santa Lucia”, which are no less significant symbols of Naples.
Napoli Kistch A few words should be said about the historical component of the event. It has pagan roots - in distant past, orgiastic celebrations dedicated to the god of fertility and gardens Priapus were held in Crypta Neapolitana, and after Virgil's death, the grotto began to be associated with the ancient Roman poet, so celebrations were meant to honor his memory. The holiday becomes Christian only in the 13th century. This was one of the places where the Madonna di Piedigrotta appeared. The event got its scale with traditional parades of figures in 1731, although some historians believe that this happened earlier, in 1554.
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They also love dancing in Naples, which is evidenced by the festival called TanoTango, which is held for three days in early September. It combines Neapolitan and Argentinean dance traditions - this is the main feature of the festival. At this time, at numerous venues throughout the city (including Castel Sant'Elmo, La Milonga Porteña dance school, and the cultural center Associazione Polisportiva Dilettantistica Circolo Ilva Bagnoli), participants of the festival can not only enjoy colorful dance performances but also learn the passionate dance.
Napoli Another interesting festival that takes place throughout the summer (starting in late May and ending in late September) is held in the infamous city of Pompeii. During the simple-named Pompei Festival, the ruins of the ancient city turn into a concert venue where everyone can listen to delightful classical music. The main venue for musical concerts is the Amphitheatre of Pompeii. A visit to the festival can also be combined with sightseeing - Pompeii has many landmarks to offer.
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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
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