Off and on all day we could hear the bang of a random firework. By 11pm there were about 10 different areas shooting off fireworks, that we could see from our balcony. Once midnight hit Naples went crazy! This video starts a few minutes after midnight and ends about 20 minutes before it calmed down. There were over 50 different areas where fireworks were being shot off…I couldn’t count them all. You can’t even see many of them in the video, but it gives you a good idea of what New Years is like here. I’d say it’s the best holiday to be in Naples for. After 30 minutes of it the smoke is so heavy you can’t see or breath well, plus we were going deaf, so it ended there for us. Anyways, Happy New Years, 2012!
URL in case video ever doesn’t work: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPBjuZybEMg&list=UUl0i_XrfA7DDKD2gkoJS7jg&index=1&feature=plcp