Napoli and Monte Vesuvio
"Vesuvius was formed as a result of the collision of two tectonic plates, the African and theEurasian" (Wikipedia).
I remember reading the Volcano Lover by Susan Sontag on the airplane returning to NYC from my first trip to Italy (I did the typical Florence, Rome and Venice in ten days). I was twenty one years old and recall no more than images of an old-fashioned Napoli, an obsessive art collector and lover of Mt. Vesuvious, a somewhat compelling heroine, and their numerous walks up and down the volcano -- which I thought was weird. However, the book injected Vesuvius into my world, releasing this exigent tenderness towards a Volcano that had no apropos to my life. . . until Italian wine and I became lovers.
|There is a hubbub in Napoli different from the other Italian cities|
|Although nicer than the Hudson River in NY, Massy and I did not throw on our bathing suits and go for a swim during our brief stay in Napoli.|
|I took long walks instead and photographed some sexy Italian naked men.|