The Neapolitan Novels – The Journey
The Neapolitan Novels is a four-part book series written by the Italian author Elena Ferrante.
The television adaptation of the first book named “My Brilliant Friend” garnered millions of fans around the world!
The series, beginning with “My Brilliant Friend”, traces the lives of two intelligent girls: Elena “Lenù” Greco, and Raffaella “Lila” Cerullo, from childhood to adulthood; the girls try to build a good life from within the violent culture of their birthplace – a poor neighborhood on the outskirts of Naples, Italy.
The “Neapolitan Novels” became one of the great book series of the decade for the fantastic use of the Italian language, as well as detailed descriptions that reflect the authentic local vibe. Reading the series takes you on a truly magnificent virtual journey through Naples, its neighboring towns (such as Rione Luzzatti) that are now on a cultural resurgance, and the Amalfi coast.
Now imagine that you could live through your favorite book; imagine living the Neapolitan life and discovering Italy through the eyes of this beautifully written novel.
Your story will begin with discovering under-the-radar neighborhoods and dining on authentic Neapolitan Pizza, then an aperitivo in the trendy Spanish quarter. We’ll follow the footsteps of the characters from My Brilliant Friend and discover the archeology that is unique to this city.
We’ll visit the Amalfi Coast for gelato and limoncello and have a Michelin-starred chef lead us through a cooking class with local ingredients. We’ll discover Naples through the people we meet, and the cultures and the new gastronomy that awaits.
Join us on a journey to Naples following the novel “My Brilliant Friend”