la funicolare

Today’s Parola del Giorno is the noun la funicolare, which means funicular or cable railway. Napoli has four funicolar lines. Being quite hilly, these lines, which are part of the Metropolitana di Napoli, are perfect for getting to various parts of the city since vehicle traffic can be quite daunting in Naples. If you get a chance, take a ride on the funicular — it’s quite a treat! Did you know that the Neapolitan song, “Funiculì, funiculà,” was dedicated to the funicular railway that used to climb up Mount Vesuvius in Naples?

La funicolare è un mezzo di trasporto caratteristico di Napoli. Ci sono quattro linee che collegano il centro della città con i quartieri del Vomero, Chiaia e Posillipo. Se vai a Napoli, devi prendere la funicolare almeno una volta!

The funicular is characteristic transport of Naples. There are four lines that connect the city center with the Volmero, Chiaia and Posilippo neighborhoods. If you go to Naples, you have to take the funicular at least once!

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