|San Gennaro of Napoli|
It turned out that my kind hosts –Marisa and Giustino– had visited Trondheim one fair summer in 1981. And since Giustino was a passionate music lover, he also had a collection of Norwegian music, classical as well as contemporary. And while I was unpacking my backpack and humble belongings in my fine guestroom, I was greeted with familiar tunes from the living-room where “Nidelven stille” and other Norwegian evergreens were played in my honour.
Later that evening we went down memory lane and saw real old-fashioned slides from Marisa’s and Giustino’s visit to Trondheim some three decades ago. I will always remember that warm welcome, a fine prelude to my adventures in Napoli and Campania, a region rich in cultural heritage, gastronomy, music, architecture and ancient sites; all of which I had the privilege to enjoy during three intense weeks in the autumn of 2013.