Irish writer Séan O Faoláin comments about life in Naples, and rural Italy.

O'Faoláin describes Naples as a place off the beaten track, often unseen by the tourists of Venice and Rome.

In this clip O'Faoláin describes the agrarian nature of life in Naples. The traditional attitude to women here places an expectation on them to produce sons to work the land. O'Faoláin makes analogies between the Neapolitan agrarian lifestyle and that in Ireland 150 years previously. The traditions perpetuate themselves within the community at a local level. The way of life presented here is a side of Italy often ignored or overlooked by the travelling tourist.