Maradona and Naples created an unearthly and sometimes dark magic. I was there | Ed Vulliamy

A new documentary doesnt capture the way an underdog city both beatified and ensnared its favourite son, says former Guardian Italy correspondent Ed Vulliamy Sundays would begin and end at a bar called Bollicine bubbles behind Piazza Leopardi station in the Fuorigrotta quarter of Naples. It was kept by a man called Enzo Cosenza, who also led choreography and singing in the citys football stadium. Thats where we spent the time in between, across the span of two years with season tickets, watching Diego Maradona defy the laws of gravity and physics with a football. I was working in Rome, but commuting from Naples for romantic reasons, and I soon fell in love with Maradona as well. Ahead of Asif …

Italian Sculptor Creates Marble Masterpiece In 7 Years And People Cant Believe Its All Marble

Cappella Sansevero, a chapel in the historic center of Image credits: Francesco Queirolo, is one piece in particular that leaves patrons puzzled. It portrays a man breaking free from a delicate, elaborately carved net, helpfully assisted by the presence of a winged angel. According to the museum’s website, the sculpture is steeped in symbolism. SomaSantutxu SomaSantutxu Image credits: Image credits: “In his book Istoria dello Studio di Napoli (1753-54), Giangiuseppe Origlia rightly defines this statue as ‘the last and most trying test to which sculpture in marble can aspire.’ The reference is naturally to the virtuoso work on the net, which amazed famous eighteenth- and nineteenth-century travelers, and continues to astound tourists today.” iamalsout ancienteurope “In this regard, the story …