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New Elena Ferrante-inspired street art to be unveiled in Naples

The author’s Neapolitan novels and the TV adaptation My Brilliant Friend have brought attention to Naples’ Rione Luzzatti district, where a dramatic mural will become a major draw

Elena Ferrante fever spread across the globe with the release of the author’s Neapolitan novels, but it took the success of the acclaimed TV adaptation, My Brilliant Friend, for the hype to come full circle back to Rione Luzzatti, the neighbourhood east of the city centre where the bildungsroman unfurls.

As the eight-episode series, which ended last night, gripped viewers, locals felt compelled to harness the attention Ferrante has brought to their once-disregarded corner of Naples. In keeping with the Neapolitan tradition of street art, a mural is to grace the walls of the neighbourhood’s fascist-era public library, Biblioteca Andreoli, behind the central station.

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Send us a tip on a UK winter walk for the chance to win a £200 hotel voucher

A good walk and fresh air are perfect for blowing away the Christmas cobwebs. Tell us about your favourite

We want to hear about your favourite UK walk to enjoy over the festive period, whether it’s urban, goes through parks, fields and woods or traverses moors and peaks. Please indicate the length of the stroll, starting and end points and any cosy pubs and cafes for refuelling.

There’s no need to describe every nuance of the route but place names will help readers work out which paths to take. The walk can be any length.

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