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Portici is a city of Campania, Italy, in the Province of Naples, 5 miles southeast of Naples by railway, on the shores of the bay, and at the foot of Vesuvius. The palace, erected in 1738, is traversed by the high road. It once contained the antiquities from Herculaneum, now removed to Naples, and since 1882 it has been a government school of agriculture. There is a small harbor. Just beyond Portici, on the south east, is Resina, on the site of the ancient Herculaneum, with several fine modern villas. The inhabitants are engaged in fishing, silk-growing and silk-weaving. The city was completely destroyed by the eruption of Vesuvius in 1631, but was rebuilt. As of 2005, the city had a population of 57,496. Melbourne, Australia by night For alternate meanings see city (disambiguation) A city is an urban area that is differentiated from a town, village, or hamlet by size, population density, importance, or legal status. ... Campania is a region of Southern Italy, bordering on Lazio to the north-west, Molise to the north, Puglia to the north-east, Basilicata to the east, and the Tyrrhenian Sea to the west. ... Naples (It. ... Mount Vesuvius (Italian: Monte Vesuvio) is a volcano east of Naples, Italy, located at 40°49′N 14°26′ E. It is the only active volcano on the European mainland, although it is not currently erupting. ... The quintessential medieval European palace: Palais de la Cité, in Paris, the royal palace of France. ... Events February 4 - Court Jew Joseph Suss Oppenheimer is executed in Württenberg April 15 - Premiere in London of Serse, an Italian opera by George Frideric Handel. ... Herculaneum (in modern Italian formerly Resina, but since 1969 Ercolano) was an ancient Roman town of the Italian region of Campania. ... 1882 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... A harbor (AmE), harbour (CwE) or haven is a place where ships may shelter from the weather or are stored. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Roman villa. ... Fishing is the activity of hunting for fish. ... Silk weaver Silk is a natural protein fiber that can be woven into textiles. ... Weaving is an ancient textile art and craft that involves placing two sets of threads or yarn made of fiber called the warp and weft of the loom and turning them into cloth. ... Eruption can refer to: Volcanic eruption The eruption of teeth through the gum Eruption (band) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... // Events February 5 - Roger Williams emigrates to Boston. ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


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Portici - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (224 words)
Portici is a city in Campania, Italy, in the Province of Naples, situated 8 km (5 miles) southeast of Naples, on the shores of the bay and at the foot of Mount Vesuvius.
The palace, erected in 1738, is traversed by the high road.
Just beyond Portici, on the south east, is Resina, on the site of the ancient Herculaneum, with several fine modern villas.
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