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By Jordan Lancaster

From its origins in Homer's Odyssey and its founding approximately 3,000 years in the past, Naples has lengthy attracted visitors, artists and international rulers--from the viewers of the Grand journey to Goethe, Nelson, Dickens and Neruda.  the lovely fantastic thing about its common atmosphere coupled with the charms of its colourful earlier and vigorous present--from the ruins of Pompeii to the glittering performances of the San Carlo opera house--continue to seduce all those that discover Naples today.  In the Shadow of Vesuvius is a gleaming portrait of the city--the definitive better half for someone trying to delve underneath its surface.

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