Sit a while to talk and dine
where pizza was invented in 1889.
Brave the streets if you dare
when swarms of motorcycles are everywhere.
Sand as black as you will see
and off in the distance the isle of Capri.
Mount Vesuvius rises tall and grand
4,000 feet above the land.
Once buried beneath the lava flow
excavation allows new life to grow.
A medieval tower just east a ways from Ripoli gives splendid gaze!
The fleur de lis, a royal mark, is oft used here in leather art.
Look down the River Arno, flanked by aged homes, where artists great of yesteryear were often known to roam.
Behold the duomo at the center of town – a marvelous place of great renown.
Musicians, though silent, are everywhere embedded in glorious architecture.