David Gilmour

Song of the South

Street Fight in Naples: A City’s Unseen History

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‘Florence is a test,’ says a character in Allan Massie’s novel The Last Peacock. ‘If you like Florence, at any rate if it’s your favourite Italian city, you don’t really like Italy.’ The Tuscan capital is safe and respectable and full of art, perfect for British visitors who can admire the Uffizi and the Bargello without having to meet too many Italians.

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