Naples

documentaries

Understanding the 'Fire Games of Napoli'

We spoke to filmmaker Victoria Fiore about her new documentary for VICE.
Ruth Faj
1.2.18
Pizza

$2.9 Million Pizza-Making Robot Is Still Struggling to Make a Pizza

Will a pizza taste as good if made by a soulless android? Time to find out!
Jelisa Castrodale
8.14.17
the magic of el diego

Our Darling, Our Diego: How Naples Fell in Love With Maradona

It is often taken as a truism that no man is bigger than the club, but Diego Maradona's stint at Napoli challenges this. During a glorious and at times chaotic seven years in Naples, Maradona brought a whole city under his spell.
Mike Meehall Wood
2.15.17
Pizza

Marseille Is Heaven for Real-Deal Pizza

Instead of asking a Marseillais where he or she eats bouillabaisse, ask them instead where to find the best pizza—you won’t be disappointed, as everyone has a favourite spot.
Sirine Azouaoui
2.4.17
Scene Reports

The Dark and Eccentric World of Neapolitan Pop

With a story that veers from the Mafia to Silvio Berlusconi, this is how a genre born from Italy's poorest suburbs became the most controversial sound in the country.
Jamie Mackay
11.17.16
Pizza

Deep-Fried Pizza Has Arrived in LA

Montanara became an official thing in Italy after World War II, when firewood was scarce but plenty of lard was around. At its very best, you might not be able to taste that the dough was fried at all.
Javier Cabral
10.14.16
italy

The Mafia Is Alive, Well, and Controlling Bread Prices in Italy

The police allege that bread retailers of all sizes, whether a street vendor or a supermarket, have had to buy their bread from bakeries tied to the Camorra Mafia for years.
Wyatt Marshall
7.1.16
Italian

How the Welsh Valleys Ended Up with Surprisingly Authentic Italian Food

Thanks to waves of immigration from Italy in the early 19th century, Wales developed a strong Italian community with its own cafes and restaurants. “There used to be as many as five on the same street,” explains Cardiff University’s Bruna Chezzi.
Angela Hui
5.13.16
serie a

Masked Gunman Robs Napoli Striker, Asks Him to Score a Goal for Him

Criminals in Naples are pretty audacious.
Sean Newell
3.1.16
Photo

Looking for Identity with Magnum Photographer Patrick Zachmann

Patrick Zachmann, Words by Julie Le Baron
2.3.16
News

There's a New Generation of Young Mafia Members Terrorising Naples

Apparently they are hard to fight because their crimes don't follow any rational way of thinking.
Raffaella R Ferrè
9.30.15
Feature

Joseph Capriati: Naples' Music Scene Could be Compared to Berlin or Detroit

One of Italy's most successful electronic music exports discusses parties and pizza in the mafioso stronghold.
Martin Guttridge-Hewitt
2.13.15
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