we celebrate naples with a quotation from the milanese philosopher giuseppe ferrari
We celebrate Naples with a quotation from the Milanese philosopher Giuseppe Ferrari, who lived through the events in Italy of the mid-1800s, and which delicately describes the irreverent and irrepressible charm of the city. Because that is what Naples is: a chaotic clamour, ever more captivating and intriguing.
"I saw a colossal city, rich, powerful: it has numerous palaces, built with titanic negligence in the hills, on the high grounds, in the alleys, in the squares, almost as if it was irrelevant where they were placed in a land where every corner enchanted. I've seen roads paved better than in Paris, monuments more splendid than in the main capitals of Europe, fraternal, intelligent inhabitants who are quick to understand, to respond, to connect, to act. Naples is the greatest Italian capital, and when it dominates the fires of Vesuvius and the ruins of Pompeii, it is like the eternal queen of nature and of nations."
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