The British celebrate Naples: “A beautiful rebel”

Il The Guardian elogia Napoli

Naples seduces the British. And so, after one of our portal, every day singing beauties and virtues of the city of Partenope, the ancient capital of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies also collects the praise of “The Guardian“. On Saturday, the prestigious British newspaper dedicated a flattering article in the capital of Campania, through the pen of the corresponding section of the travel, Ondine Cohane, arrived on the shores of the Gulf for a short stay. Well, in his piece entitled “See Naples and … you’ll find a city on the rise” the English chronicler paints Partenope as “a growing city,” in which, again emphasizes, there is a sort of “creative buzz”.

The journalist of The Guardian has found “is thriving modern culture that the ancient one” of Naples. Cohane was already in the city in the past. And in a previous article had not been very kind to the birthplace of pizza which, while stressing “the undeniable charm and beauty,” he remarked scenes and situations “that seemed typical of Rio or Mexico City more than Italy”. Imagine that the British journalist had appeared in stark “contrast to the more orderly Tuscany” .


This time, however, the music has changed. And Cohane could not help but record a “significant change” and a “rediscovered sense of civic duty” by paying a recognition also to the Mayor Luigi de Magistris “became a symbol for innovators.” “The traffic restrictions on the seafront in the historic center – writes Cohane – have made it easier circulation, while the commitment of the mayor in the recycling of waste has an impact on the garbage problem.” The reporter then lingered on the artistic beauty that is attached to Naples, describing, as rapt and enthusiastic, the wonders of ancient and modern.

And so space for treasures from the Museo di Capodimonte, “set in magnificent gardens – writes Cohane – that were once the hunting preserve of the Bourbons, the Capodimonte, which opened in its current incarnation in 1840, has one of the world’s most underrated art collections. Unlike in more famous spots, where it can be hard to see the art for the throngs, here you can enjoy masterpieces such as Caravaggio’s the Flagellation, Titian’s Danaë with Eros, and Breughel Senior’s the Blind Leading the Blind – almost alone”.

And yet: there is space, on The Guardian, to talk about of the exhibitions of the museum Madre and to the wonders of art Metro including the extraordinary Toledo station (designed by the Catalan architect Oscar Tusquets Blanca), known simply as “astonishing” by Cohane. A hint, then even at the art gallery of Lia Rumma, in via Vammella, to the most known and popular of the promenade and the joviality of the restaurateurs who invite the customers to enjoy “the catch of the day”. The main attraction, though, has annotated the British reporter, remains “the mix of old and new” of a city is defined as “rebel but always beautiful”.