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Naples is a city of seemingly irreconcilable opposites, simultaneously glorious and ghastly.

Benjamin Taylor melds these contradictions into a whole as he takes you on a virtual stroll around the bay with acute sensitivity, good humor and the wisdom of a seeker who has immersed himself in all aspects of this contrapuntal culture. Explore byways, both real and metaphoric, on a tour of this ancient city and its people, complete with a taste and drink of a true Neapolitan experience.

This program is part of our A World of Food and Wine series. Learn about and taste some of the great culinary pleasures from around the globe without leaving Manhattan.

Ticket and tasting from $32.


Brief Bio

Benjamin Taylor is the author of several books, including Naples Declared: A Walk Around the Bay, a travel memoir named a Best Book of 2012 by The New Yorker and is currently a Guggenheim Fellow.

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