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John Domini's Midlife Journey Through Naples Helps Him Discover His Father's Past

John Dominigrew up hearing his father’s stories of life in Naples, Italy, made all the more alluring by a couple of family visits to the homeland. As an adult he found himself returning to this city again and again as he was searching for himself. These journeys also deepened his understanding of his father and family.

On this edition of Talk of Iowa, host Charity Nebbe speaks with Domini about his journeys, physical and emotional, through Naples in his new memoir, “The Archeology of a Good Ragù: Discovering Napes, My Father and Myself.”


  • John Domini, author
Charity Nebbe is the host of IPR's Talk of Iowa
Matthew was a producer for IPR's River to River and Talk of Iowa