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Fire and Brimstone!

I wasn’t expecting much from the Christmas period in Vico. And although I loved the Neapolitan family Christmas, December in Naples had always been something of a disappointment. Although, on the one hand, I was grateful that Christmas didn’t start in late September, as it did in the UK, a bit of festive spirit inContinua a leggere “Fire and Brimstone!”


The Great Chestnut Festival

Summer passed all too quickly in Vico Equense, and I was sorry to see things returning to normal. I had enjoyed the holiday mood of Vico in the summer: the pedestrianized streets with artisans selling their wares to tourists and locals: the pan-pipers and human statues: the late-night concerts in the piazza and Miss VicoContinua a leggere “The Great Chestnut Festival”

An Update 1 – Vesuvius and Herculaneum

One of the things I regretted when I started my blog in the deep, dark days of the Covid pandemic, was the fact that many of the places I was writing about were places I had last visited back in the 1990s, armed with an old Pratika MTL3. That meant I did not have muchContinua a leggere “An Update 1 – Vesuvius and Herculaneum”

A Glow-in-the-Dark Crucifix

“Do you know where I can get a glow-in-the-dark crucifix?” asked Andy.“You what?”“A glow in the dark crucifix.”“Well, yes. But why on earth do you want one?”“I’ll tell you later. But these things actually exist then?”“Yes. Why?”“I thought he was pulling my plonker,” Andy said, shaking his head. This conversation was confusing me, but AndyContinua a leggere “A Glow-in-the-Dark Crucifix”

Punta Campanella

Roberto was waiting in Catello’s office to show us around the new flat. He was a distinguished-looking man with longish, grey hair, swept back over his head, expensive gold-rimmed glasses, corduroy trousers and cream pullover, and a haunting, haunted expression. He quizzed us in a friendly manner on why we wanted to leave Naples andContinua a leggere “Punta Campanella”