Elena Ferrante’s four novels of the series “My brilliant friend” has become an international literary phenomenon. In the last 4 years I have been guiding other passionate readers like me in tours through Naples by following Lila’s and Elena’s traces.
Unmissable is the working class suburbia where the girls grew up. I don’t want to spoil all what you can see there, because I like to let it be a surprise for you! I just want to mention that from the books you will find in the “reality” more than you would expect.
Second part of the tour consists in a walk through some other neighborhoods that Lila and Lena discover during their youth by going to school, working in a library or in the shoe shop, or along their walks with friends. Such meetings show them how different the rest of Naples is from the one they knew since their childhood, and how deep social differences can be and divide people from each other.
While telling about Lila’s and Elena’s stories, the book describes several corners of Naples: for this reason this tour is ideal to see all the different sides of such a controversial town, that is never foreseen or expected, always surprising in its good as well as in its bad aspects. We’ll see and analyze together them all. The knowledge of Naples you will get through this tour is absolutely complete from architectural, as well as social and cultural points of view!
The tour is a full day excursion.
But I also offer a 2 day tour:
1) “My brilliant friend” ‘s Naples
2) “My brilliant friend” ‘s Ischia (Barano, Forio, Maronti beach….)