Because I heard that the mountain
which lays at Somma was once a guy
called Vesevo, who in the country
saw a nymph, fair as a jewel:
she scratched his heart and his soul,
she drove him so crazy
and he felt in love so much
that fire sighs he is still breathing.
Giulio Cesare Cortese
But Vesuvius for me is much greater than a myth: it is sommething terribly real!
Vesuvius by Warhol has become an emblem. Its apparition, even in absentia does not make anymore allusion to Naples only but mainly to Lucio Amelio’s creative eruptions.