I don’t usually take many photos when I travel but in iNapoli, everywhere I looked there was something I wanted to share with all of you. I’ve narrowed down the best to about 20 of Naples and 23 of the enchanting island of Ichia so I’ll divide Naples and Ischia into three postings of photographs with short commentaries.One of the first things we learned from our guide was that the engaging funicular song was written in Naples as an ad to get people to use it who were initially reluctant! Another thing, dear to my heart, was the discovery that St. Genaro is patron Saint of Napoli (dear to my heart because one of Elliot and my first dates was at the St. Genaro festival in NY which is held just down the Street from where we have lived since our marriage). My friend Marlena told me that the sfogliatelli at the grand hotel on the breakfast buffet were fantastic, and she was right. I had a minimum of one every morning. But I have to say that the sfogliatelli at the famed pasticceria Scaturchio were more exquisite still. Scenes from the Market Place The Natale (Xmas) melon resembles a Crenshaw. When shrivled on the outside it is white inside and ready to eat.It is bought in Novemeber, dried, and eaten as an appetizer Christmas Eve. A gorgeous squash store vendor displaying her vegetable salad, a specialty of the region Does fish ever look fresher?!
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