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Vesuvius in 60 vintage photographs: the exhibition in Herculaneum between eruptions and Naples in the twentieth century

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Two hundred years of an eternal embrace, wonderful and painful in memories, told by 60 photos reprinted by the Tuscan Alinari Foundation. The archive photos tell this, legacy of the collections accumulated in Florence by the master photographers who founded the company in 1852, exhibited yesterday at the Mav in Herculaneum. But not only: “The photographs – writes Van Straten in the exhibition catalog – create a story that concerns not only the great characters or history with a capital S but also, and above all, daily life, customs, crafts, houses, the clothing of ordinary people and the lives of many women and men “.

Pompeii and the rest of the Gulf of Naples are in black and white prints that always cross the majesty of Vesuvius, “‘a muntagna” overlooking the Campania region, the “Formidabil monte exerminator” to remember it in the words of Giacomo Leopardi in the Ginestra which give the exhibition its title. Admission is free, subject to compulsory reservation for groups of more than 10 people. At the digital Archaeological Museum of Herculaneum from 3 December you can admire the sixty images divided into two sections, including photography of the Grande Tour and experimentation and Eruptions, between lava in Naples and the Pompeii disaster. But also Vesuvius today and images of Naples at the beginning of the twentieth century, with carriages on the seafront and tree-lined avenues. An amarcord journey, but not only, all around the “Formidabil monte”.

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