“Latitudine Napoli New York”

Galleria Lucio Amelio

New York—art, business, entertainment center—can be considered the navel of the Western world. We outside the city observe it with curiosity, but not always with a precise awareness of what is going on there. As diffused through the mass media, New York seems to be a place where everything happens in midtown between 11 A.M. and 5 P.M., where anything whatsoever can be found in the shop windows of Fifth Avenue, where all the art is shown only in certain galleries and museums. Likewise Naples is always characterized as in a picture postcard—Vesuvius, the sea, pizza. . . . The stereotyped images of a place are slow to die. But if the granite of the island of Manhattan has nothing in common with the magmatic, friable subsoil of the Neapolitan region, both cities have an underground identity, a hidden, seething energy.

The latitude on which both Naples and New York sit is not only geographic;

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