|Pizza margherita alla romana|
The next evening, back in town after exploring the ruins of Pompeii, I went to L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele, a family-run pizzeria that has been in business since 1870. Extremely popular with tourists and locals, you usually have to stand in line for hours once you get a number, but since I was a party of one, the host ordered me inside almost as soon as I walked in. I wasn’t a fan of the loud, stressful atmosphere inside, but there’s nothing quite like the simple pleasure of chowing down on some chewy, yeasty pizza dough that’s been slathered with tomato sauce, garlic, and oregano: pizza marinara.
|Farnese Hercules, Naples Archaeological Museum|
One of the museum’s halls holds the Farnese Collection, a group of statues and sculptures unearthed from Rome’s Baths of Caracalla during the Renaissance to adorn the palace of the aristocratic Farnese family. Examples include the Farnese Hercules, a famous depiction of the mythological Greek demigod, and the Farnese Bull, a monumental group of four figures swirling around a raging bull—it was the largest sculpture from ancient times and carved from a single block of marble.
|Alexander Mosaic, Naples Archaeological Museum|
|Realistic fresco, Naples Archaeological Museum|
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