Most cities in the world erect statues to their most distinguished inhabitants, dedicate places or put a plaque in the place where they were born and lived. In Naples, in addition to the official recognitions that would take place in any other city, local idols are worshiped through the pagan graffitti cult. It doesn’t matter if it’s in the middle of the street, in the decoration of the trattorias or with the street sale of their figures in any market. The popular tribute to illustrious Neapolitans by their fellow citizens is absolute. It is impossible not to spend a day in Naples and not be at all times with drawings and effigies of musicians Pino Danielle, Renato Carosone or the actor Totò. All of them Neapolitan reference. Together they form the triumvirate of those worshiped by the people who only make two exceptions to adopt two characters that without being born in Naples are part of the landscape of the city as if they were Vesuvius: Sofia Loren and Diego Armando Maradona. Neither are Neapolitans, but it doesn’t matter. For the Neapolitans they live up to Danielle, Totò and Carosone.The cult of Maradona in Naples ranges from small niches in the corners in which an image of him appears as if he were a saint, to posters hooked by the walls of the Spanish neighborhood in which he is seen as the image of the sacred heart to gigantic murals that adorn open-air museums through coffee shops where you can venerate a lock of hair (miraculous, of course) of the Argentine.GORKA LEIZA & nbsp; (DAILY AS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>GORKA LEIZA (DAILY AS) At the top of Via Manuelle de Deo you can see the most famous urban mural of Maradona than there are in Naples. The entire facade of a house occupies its figure and its face coincides with the gates of a window. The huge painting watches over a plot in e, which shows a pagan museum of Diego in which you can see photographs of his passage through Naples where one can do the idea of what Maradona’s passage through the city meant and which meant for the city that his team won the scudetto twice. Never until then and never since then has a southern team won a league. It really impresses to see the photos of the celebration of the League as well as the burning chapel that was mounted with 17 coffins in a garage in the area each painted with the colors of the teams that had just defeated. The coffin with the shield and the colors of Juventus was strolled throughout the city.If you want to continue with the Maradonian pilgrimage you cannot miss the permanent exhibition of terracotta figures of famous people in San Gregorio Armeno street. There are portrayed all the actors of the social, cultural, sports and cultural life of Italy and much of the world. Without a doubt, Maradona’s figurine is the one that sells the most.And to end the walk have a coffee at the Nile Bar, where they have the altar dedicated to the most surrealist Maradona in the city (and see that the competition is tough). There, a miraculous hair of her mane is exposed in a urn of methacrylate. Beside him, the figures of Pino Danielle, the murals of Totò, the music of Carosone and the look of Sofia.