The gulf of Naples stretches for 15 km in front of Naples: at the North side it ends with the island of Ischia, at the South side with the Island of Capri. In this limited space you find the 3.7 million metropolitan city of Naples, the volcano Vesuvio, the towns of Sorrento and Pompei and Ercolano … the latter two among the widest archeological sites from the ancient Roman time. It is easy to feel out of space and time (but not of meaning) here.
Obtorto collo, this is the minibus to the cute village of Anacapri, hill top of the Island of Capri. A walk uphill looks healthier
Flooded streets? The ancient Romans invented 3D pedestrians crossings, here in the archeological site of Pompei
Southern end of the gulf of Naples, relaxing on Capri island, the volcano Vesuvio in the background
The gulf of Naples from the Vomero’s hill, the Helm of the Italian artist Mimmo Paladino on the right, a sculpture recalling the peaceful time (the steel rays) after a long time of war (the archaic helm), as Naples fought for its freedom several times during its history
The surreal atmosphere inside Sant’ Elmo fortress, the uphill castle of Napoli
Pictures shot with Nikon D800 + 50 mm f /1.4 G. Click each picture to enjoy it full-screen. This picture series started with Spaccanapoli
Spaccanapoli (Naples splitter) is the main street of Naples (Italy) between East and West sides. It starts in front of “New Jesus” church and it leads to the administrative downtown. A black, narrow strip when viewed from the fortress of Sant’Elmo on the Vomero’s hill, Spaccanapoli is Naples, for the people, the shops, the architecture in it.
With Spaccanapoli a new Artborghi’s reportage starts today. Napoli, Sorrento, Capri and the archeological site of Pompei with Lorenzo Borghi (photography) and Maria Francesca (editing).