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Funicul√¨, Funicul√†? “One-an-threppence”

Snippets 128. When the first funicular cable car on Mount Vesuvius opened in 1880, renowned Neapolitan journalist Peppino Turco came up with the idea of a commemorative song and made the suggestion to composer Luigi Denza that he could put … Continue reading

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Dreams of Childhood

Quick Quotes 15. The following is taken from Thomas Rees’s Sixty Days in Europe and What We Saw There (1908): In childhood we live in the fancy of anticipation and we long for the time to come when we will … Continue reading

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Chaos in Naples (Snippets 39)

A few years ago I had the pleasure of visiting Naples and the surrounding area for the first time and spent a pleasant morning relaxing at what seemed like a very tranquil harbour.¬† Almost exactly 100 years before my visit … Continue reading

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