The Odious Women Tour

An Odious Woman: A female whose beliefs, words, or actions were objectionable during her time.

Francesco de RosaAlthough the stereotype of Neapolitan women may be that they remain dedicated to private life, whenever you take a sharp left or drive down a narrow street, the public lives of Neapolitan women jump out at every corner. With so many women playing a role in the myth and history of Naples, this tour brings the city sights out from ancient times and into the modern day through a description of females who shaped the history of this region. Here are the notable women:

Agrippina

Goddesses

Poppaea

Parthenope

The Sibyl

Saint Restituta

Saint Patricia

Queen Joanna I

Trotula

Lucia

Queen Joanna II and Anna Carafa

Artemisia Gentileschi

Maria Carolina

Emma Hamilton

Eleonora Fonseca Pimentel

Isabella Colbran

Eusapia Palladino

Matilde Serao

Sophia Loren

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