The Tragedy of Herculaneum

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The Naples Bay area consists of much more than the city of Napoli. It is also home to the looming Mount Vesuvius, which in 79 AD, devastated the towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum. We visited, and were awed by Pompeii on our first visit to this area decades ago. The memories of the casts of [Read more …]

Naples: Pizza and More

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Naples (or more properly, Napoli) is the home of pizza and the place in which the quintessential Margherita pizza was created (named after the Queen). Although the city is congested, graffiti-scarred and somewhat dirty, it does have more than pizza going for it. Our independent exploration of the city began along the southern shoreline, where [Read more …]