Friday, May 18, 2007

The best literary café in Italy

One of the best-kept secrets of Naples is the literary café – Intra Moenia. Tucked away in one of the main market ‘piazza bellini’, the café is an unusual combination of publishing house and an eatery.

It’s quaint charm, or rather, the bohemian ambience, attracts the ‘creative’ crowd – writers, artists and those, free-spirited people. It often is the venue for literary gigs and lectures.

It lies next door to the National Archaeology Museum. The exterior includes a nice terrace and the café is surrounded by palm trees and exude a very relaxed atmosphere.

The interior, not very tastefully done, but nevertheless has a pleasant atmosphere. The walls are lined with books and manuscripts as well as posters of various authors.

All in all, it is an excellent place to spend a lazy afternoon, tucked away in local cuisine.

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