Naples Declared

Naples Declared

A Walk Around the Bay

Book - 2013
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Penguin Putnam
A lively, elegantly concise historic tour of Italy’s city by the bay

An invaluable addition to the art of literary travel writing, Naples Declared presents an informative and compulsively readable account of three thousand years of Naples history. From the catacombs of San Gennaro to the luminous paintings of Caravaggio to the ruins of Pompeii in nearby Campania, renowned author Benjamin Taylor takes readers on a stroll around the city Italians lovingly call Il Cratere. Gracefully written and full of good humor, wisdom, and amusing anecdotes, Naples Declared is a wholly original work that will be welcomed by anyone seeking to know more about the art, culture, and history of this fabled place.

Baker & Taylor
A personal tour through the beauty and squalor of Naples profiles the city's natural and human-made characteristics around its bay while sharing passionate, lighthearted insights into the ancient city and its culture. By the editor of Saul Bellows: Letters.

Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2013, c2012
ISBN: 9780143123460
Branch Call Number: 945.731 Tay
Characteristics: xxiii, 205 p. : ill. (some col.), map


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sixthfloorlsw Jun 16, 2012

Benjamin Taylor's memoir of his travels in Naples


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