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One Sunday in early September that seems like a typical summer day, I take my "Vespa" and go for a ride to "Pozzuoli", near "Naples". I park my "vespa" on the seafront, I go to a "bar" to taste an aperitif, and I take the opportunity for some photos ... good vision
island of Capri seen from Pozzuoli
island of Capri seen from Pozzuoli
"Baia di Bacoli" , "Capo Miseno" and "Monte di Procida".
"Baia di Bacoli" , "Capo Miseno" and "Monte di Procida".
Panorama of the historic center of Pozzuoli. Behind can see the island of Nisida of Naples and in the distance the coast of Sorrento ...
Panorama of the historic center of Pozzuoli. Behind can see the island of Nisida of Naples and in the distance the coast of Sorrento ...
view of the island of Capri and on the right "capo Miseno" and "Monte di Procida".
view of the island of Capri and on the right "capo Miseno" and "Monte di Procida".
"Baia di Bacoli", "Capo Miseno" and "Monte di Procida".
"Baia di Bacoli", "Capo Miseno" and "Monte di Procida".
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Lago Lucrino ...
Lucrino...
Lucrino...
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These places are in your heart. I hope that the vision of these photos have made you happy..
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I've been to Pozzuoli twice and walked up to the top of the nearby volcano Solfatari.

A very nice place.
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Those pictures are absolutely gorgeous! Paradise is never too far away on a Vespa
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Vespone,

You are right. I was lucky to live in your area for four years.
Great people, great history, great scenic beauty, and wonderful
food. When I moved off the NATO base to Lucrino, I had the
the US Navy send my monthly eating allowance to a restaurant
in Arco Felice.

I would eat there as often as I could. The Italian family that owned
the restaurant would let me eat in the kitchen when the restaurant
was full. I was like a member of the family. What super memories of
a wonderful people. I have never been able to recreate the quality
of that food here in the USA.

Here are some old photos of the area

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Greek temple near Lucrino
Greek temple near Lucrino
Same temple at night
Same temple at night
Pozzzuoli
Pozzzuoli
Pozzuoli
Pozzuoli
Below Sorrento in Paestum
Below Sorrento in Paestum
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Vespone,

In your great current photo of Lucrino, my rented Villa was "center of the
picture up the hill on the left". That hill was directly behind my villa. I was
a short walk to Largo Averno (Greek mythological entrance to Hades - the
under world).

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Looking across Largo Averno - My Villa was on the left.
Looking across Largo Averno - My Villa was on the left.
You could see Largo Averno from the roof top of my place.
You could see Largo Averno from the roof top of my place.
View up the hill on my roof top.  We were surrounded by lemon orchards.  I think this
is photo during the Winter.
View up the hill on my roof top. We were surrounded by lemon orchards. I think this is photo during the Winter.
Court yard gate at my Lucrino Villa.
Court yard gate at my Lucrino Villa.
My Landlord Gennaro's wife Dora, their daughter Giovanna and my girl friend 
Maria.  The Villa was a duplex with my Landlord.  Great family.
My Landlord Gennaro's wife Dora, their daughter Giovanna and my girl friend Maria. The Villa was a duplex with my Landlord. Great family.
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Bob Copeland wrote:
Vespone,

In your great current photo of Lucrino, my rented Villa was "center of the
picture up the hill on the left". That hill was directly behind my villa. I was
a short walk to Largo Averno (Greek mythological entrance to Hades - the
under world).

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dear Bob
Is really exciting this "crossroads" of photos of the 70s and modern years...
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a day of the end of September... a beautiful day, ideal for a ride to "Vico Equense", near "Sorrento" ...
Villetta Paradiso
Villetta Paradiso
"chiesa della Santissima Annunziata", "Vesuvius", and on the left "Procida"
"chiesa della Santissima Annunziata", "Vesuvius", and on the left "Procida"
"Scrajo" and in the background of the photo it can see a small part of "Capri"
"Scrajo" and in the background of the photo it can see a small part of "Capri"
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"marina di Aequa" of "Vico Equense"
"Punta Scutolo" and "marina di Aequa"
"Punta Scutolo" and "marina di Aequa"
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Vespone,

You live in such a majestic and beautiful part of the world.

I often wondered if the local folks become to use to it.

I would love to be sitting for hours at any of those vistas
smoking a good cigar while sipping a Strega liquor. That is
what I am doing right now in Minnesota.

Ciao and salute amigo.

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Notice the Strega Liquor glass.  Watching American Football.  I would rather be seated at one of your beautiful vistas.
Notice the Strega Liquor glass. Watching American Football. I would rather be seated at one of your beautiful vistas.
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Bob Copeland wrote:
Vespone,

You live in such a majestic and beautiful part of the world.

I often wondered if the local folks become to use to it.

I would love to be sitting for hours at any of those vistas
smoking a good cigar while sipping a Strega liquor. That is
what I am doing right now in Minnesota.

Ciao and salute amigo.

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Dear Bob, the beauties of these places "never tire". I have been living in these places for 50 years and I am enchanted every time I walk through these places.

Ciao ciao amico
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The month of October has begun, and it can still breathe the "air of summer".
The ideal opportunity for a ride with the Vespa, direction "Agerola", "Furore" and "Amalfi"
Sea view from "Furore". On the right the island of "Li Galli" and at the bottom a small glimpse of the island of "Capri".
Sea view from "Furore". On the right the island of "Li Galli" and at the bottom a small glimpse of the island of "Capri".
Sea view from "Furore"
Sea view from "Furore"
typical villa on the "Amalfi Coast"
typical villa on the "Amalfi Coast"
cove on the "Amalfi Coast"
cove on the "Amalfi Coast"
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the winter season does not seem to start... a nice ride to Positano to spend a peaceful day
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Vespone,

I always enjoy your photo posts of the scenic coast in Italia. When
I was off duty, my favorite ride on my Ducati was South of Naples
on the Amalfi coast. There were tourist back then (1970), but the
area was still out of the way and quieter.

Your photos are crisp and new - mine are reproductions off slides
from 50 years ago. The area is timeless.

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I love the Layered Vineyards all along the coast.
I love the Layered Vineyards all along the coast.
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My blushing bride back to Italia on our honeymoon
My blushing bride back to Italia on our honeymoon
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Vespone,

I always enjoy your photo posts of the scenic coast in Italia. When
I was off duty, my favorite ride on my Ducati was South of Naples
on the Amalfi coast. There were tourist back then (1970), but the
area was still out of the way and quieter.

Your photos are crisp and new - mine are reproductions off slides
from 50 years ago. The area is timeless.

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Dear Bob, your photos are beautiful. You are right when you say that the area are timeless. I recognized all those places in your photos, and it looks like those photos were taken yesterday.
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... the weather is almost summer, ideal for a tour on Sorrento ...
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returning to Positano is always a pleasure... It's more so riding my Vespa
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When you can, keep those photos coming if you are out and about.
What a beautifully scenic world that surrounds you. I miss Red Vino
locale out of the barrel at the local negozio di vino (Vine store).

I always had empty wine bottles banging around on the backseat floor
of my Fiat 500. I had to have them at the ready if I drove by the
local wine store in Lurino where I lived.

The local negozio di vino also had a few tables out front. You could
sip wine and have a quick hot plate of spaghetti al sugodi pomodoro.

The best to you and your bella Italia.

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This is what is happening here in Frostbite Falls
This is what is happening here in Frostbite Falls
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That is beautiful. I'm going to use your post to help convince my family to do the "Vespa Tour".
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