Tag Archives: Napoli

Built to oppress: fascist architecture in Italy

While wandering about Naples, we took a detour from munching street food and dodging vespas to oggle fascist architecture.  HOB and I groaned and giggled at the aggressively symmetrical fascist post office and then decided to go in–why not?  We really did need stamps.  On entry a machine instructed us to take a number.  We […]

See Naples and die

You know how when someone goes to Las Vegas, people nudge each other and say knowingly “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas”?  Well in Italy, if you’re going to Naples people say “Vedi Napoli e poi muori!”—See Naples and die!  Well I’m sure this is meant as a compliment, as in “OMG I’ve seen […]