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The Amalfi Coast, Capri, and Naples Travel Guide

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Naples

"Built like a great amphitheater around her beautiful bay, Naples is an eternally unfolding play acted by a million of the best actors in the world," Herbert Kubly observed in his American in Italy. "The comedy is broad, the tragedy violent. The curtain never rings down." A huge zest for living and crowded conditions in the shadow of Vesuvius make Naples the most vibrant city

in Italy—a steaming, bubbling, reverberating minestrone in which each block is a small village, every street the setting for a Punch-and-Judy show, and everything seems to be a backdrop for an opera not yet composed.

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