Insiders guide to: Elena Ferrante's Naples


Let's go to vibrant Naples, brought to life by Elena Ferrante's wonderful novels - My Brilliant Friend, also known as the Neapolitan Quartet - now a HBO series.

Danielle takes us through the neighborhoods of Naples, points out key elements of the books and explains how the city is an important protagonist in the story of Lila and Lenù.

What you'll learn:

  • how the Neapolitan dialect has influenced the Italian formal language
  • which pastry the girls loved to eat
  • where to see the most magical sunset
  • where to find a beach club overlooked by a haunted palazzo
Danielle Oteri

Danielle Oteri

Danielle Oteri is an art historian, expert on Southern Italy and owner of food and wine tour company Feast on History. She has written about art and food for Condè Nast Traveler, BBC Travel, Gothamist, NPR, and Roads + Kingdoms. 

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