The Asmonti Chronicles.

Books, women, haberdashery and other gentlemanly interests. EST. MMXI.

#Naples

Legendary tenor Enrico Caruso (1873-1921) on the terrace of the Hotel Vittoria of Sorrento, where he spent the last years of his life.
Qui dove il mare luccica e tira forte il vento
Sulla vecchia terrazza davanti al golfo di Surriento

Legendary tenor Enrico Caruso (1873-1921) on the terrace of the Hotel Vittoria of Sorrento, where he spent the last years of his life.

Qui dove il mare luccica e tira forte il vento

Sulla vecchia terrazza davanti al golfo di Surriento

Towards the football World Cup/7
When the Serie A was king: Maradona and Platini, 1986/1987.

Towards the football World Cup/7
When the Serie A was king: Maradona and Platini, 1986/1987.

1759:  Ferdinando Antonio Pasquale Giovanni Napomuceno Serafino Gennaro Benedetto di Borbone is crowned King of the Two Sicilies with the name of Ferdinand IV, aged nine.

1759: Ferdinando Antonio Pasquale Giovanni Napomuceno Serafino Gennaro Benedetto di Borbone is crowned King of the Two Sicilies with the name of Ferdinand IV, aged nine.

Umbrella splendour from Mario Talarico, Naples. 

Umbrella splendour from Mario Talarico, Naples. 

Neapolitan memories.
Make your choice: silks for bespoke neckwear at E. Cappelli.

Neapolitan memories.

Make your choice: silks for bespoke neckwear at E. Cappelli.

Neapolitan memories: mosaics from the Villa of the Comic Poet, Pompeii.

Neapolitan memories: the interior of a bar, decorated with pictures of Neapolitan stage and cinematic legends Totò and Peppino de Filippo.

Neapolitan memories: the interior of a bar, decorated with pictures of Neapolitan stage and cinematic legends Totò and Peppino de Filippo.

Neapolitan memories: the faces of victory and defeat in the mosaic of Alexander the Great from the House of the Faun, Pompeii.

Neapolitan memories:
Baia, on the Gulf of Pozzuoli.

Neapolitan memories:

Baia, on the Gulf of Pozzuoli.

The Naples Diaries, VII.

Pompeii, inside an ancient Roman brothel (lupanar).

The Naples Diaries, VI.

Faces from a not so far away past.

From the Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Naples.