Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Incantato Destination: Ercolano

On Wednesday, May 18, 2011 the Providence College Choir and Symphonic Winds will visit Ercolano. Ercolano is a town and commune in the province of Naples, Campania. It was most likely founded by the Oscans, an Italic tribe of the 8th century BC and lies at the western foot of Mount Vesuvius, on the Bay of Naples, just southeast of the city of Naples. The medieval town of Resina was built on the volcanic material left by the eruption of Vesuvius (AD 79) that destroyed the ancient city of Herculaneum, from which the present name is derived. The town manufactures leather goods, buttons, glass, and the wine known as Lacryma Christi (Tear of Christ).

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