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Italy on the Grand Tour

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Visit Naples Sicily, and the South
For 18th-century travelers, Naples was a mythic place dominated by the powerful presence of Mount Vesuvius. The volcanic landscape and ancient ruins made Naples an exotic locale for travelers whose principal destination was Rome. On the island of Sicily could be found the most complete examples of ancient Greek architecture in Italy.
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View of the great eruption of Mount Vesuvius on Sunday night August the 8th, 1779The eruption of Mount Vesuvius on August 9, 1779

The Temple of Ceres in the Valley of Agrigento, Sicily
Mount Vesuvius
Neapolitan Fountains
Scenes from the Lipari Islands

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