Naples, Gentle Parthenope

Castel dell'Ouvo

Seconda patria mia, dolce Sirena,
Parthenope gentil, casta cittade
Nida di leggiadria & nobilitade,
D’ogni vertute & di delicie piena.

‘My second fatherland, sweet Siren,
gentle Parthenope, virtuous city,
nest of loveliness and nobility,
full of every virtue and delight’.

Benedetto Cariteo, Endimione.  1450 – 1514
Picture: Anton Sminck van Pitloo, Castel dell’Ovo dalla spiaggia.  Via Wiki.

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