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The Naples Riviera   By: (1870-1948)

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[Illustration: CHARCOAL CARRIERS, AMALFI]

THE NAPLES RIVIERA

BY HERBERT M. VAUGHAN, B.A. (OXON.) AUTHOR OF "THE LAST OF THE ROYAL STUARTS"

WITH TWENTY FIVE ILLUSTRATIONS IN COLOUR BY MAURICE GREIFFENHAGEN

METHUEN & CO 36 ESSEX STREET W.C. LONDON

First Published in 1907

TO G. L. L. IN MEMORY OF MANY PLEASANT DAYS IN THE SUNNY SOUTH THIS BOOK IS AFFECTIONATELY DEDICATED BY THE AUTHOR

CONTENTS

CHAPTER I PAGE INTRODUCTORY 1 CHAPTER II THE VESUVIAN SHORE AND MONTE SANT' ANGELO 8 CHAPTER III LA CITTÀ MORTA 38 CHAPTER IV VESUVIUS 66 CHAPTER V THE CORNICHE ROAD 100 CHAPTER VI AMALFI AND THE FESTIVAL OF ST ANDREW 126 CHAPTER VII RAVELLO AND THE RUFOLI 152 CHAPTER VIII SALERNO 172 CHAPTER IX PAESTUM AND THE GLORY THAT WAS GREECE 198 CHAPTER X SORRENTO AND ITS POET 221 CHAPTER XI CAPRI AND TIBERIUS THE TYRANT 249 CHAPTER XII ISCHIA AND THE LADY OF THE ROCK 275 CHAPTER XIII PUTEOLI AND THE GRANDEUR THAT WAS ROME 295 INDEX 321

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

PAGE CHARCOAL CARRIERS, AMALFI Frontispiece A CAPRIOTE FISHERMAN'S WIFE 16 ROAD NEAR CASTELLAMARE 30 MONTE FAITO, CASTELLAMARE 37 THE FORUM, POMPEII 46 LA CASA DEI VETTII, POMPEII 58 VESUVIUS AND THE BAY OF NAPLES 80 POZZANO 101 EVENING AT AMALFI 124 AMALFI 132 IN THE VALLEY OF THE MILLS, AMALFI 140 AMALFI: PIAZZA AND DUOMO 148 RAVELLO: IL DUOMO 156 A STREET IN RAVELLO 163 MINORI AT SUNSET 170 ON THE ROAD TO RAVELLO 186 THE TEMPLE OF NEPTUNE, PAESTUM 204 AFTERNOON, SORRENTO 230 FARAGLIONI ROCKS, CAPRI 249 CAPRI FROM THE VILLA JOVIS 254 IN THE BLUE GROTTO, CAPRI 262 A GATEWAY, CAPRI 274 ON THE PICCOLA MARINA, CAPRI 288 ISCHIA FROM CASTELLAMARE (SUNSET) 294 ON THE BEACH 306

BIBLIOGRAPHY

A small selection out of the books I have consulted during the preparation of this work is given below:

E. GIBBON: Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire .

DEAN MERIVALE: The Romans under the Empire .

Pliny's Letters : (Church's and Brodribb's Translation, London, 1897).

J. PHILLIPS: Vesuvius (Oxford, 1869).

C. RAMAGE: Nooks and Byways of Italy .

C. LENORMANT: À Travers la Lucanie et l'Apulie .

W. J. A. STAMER: Dolce Napoli (London, 1878).

E. NEVILLE ROLFE: Naples in 1888 ... Continue reading book >>




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