Talk about historic ambiance; La Vuccurua can be for some Sicily's response to Bogart's Casablanca, to Tangiers' Casbah, to Ali Baba's Den, a place where Eliot Ness might have driven up in an army of steel plated trucks, or less melodramatically, an atmospheric ancient market to grab a great patchwork meal or the makings for one to bring home. It's a little like Washington, D.C. Stick to the right paths and all will be ok, probably. What's the right path? Certainly numbers help, especially for women. Be subdued in appearance, and most of what's worth seeing and doing doesn't necessitate the sun having gone down.
To get a taste of a particularly vibrant and edgy undercurrent of the Italian south, one can go alternately to hidden corners of Naples as the only natural and reliable rival for the atmosphere found in La Vuccurua. This is the adventurous kind of place one relishes telling neighbors of for a very long time.
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