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Callas singing Vissi d’Arte always undoes me.

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Thanks so much for the view of Naples and the gulls and your beautiful words and the unbelievable video of Maria. I hadn't seen that before and it absolutely floored me, giving chills where there had been no chills before. You're such a gift in these trying times.

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thank you for this and for the references to Maria Callas... whatever the technical accomplishment or not.! ..her voice certainly transport us to somewhere 'else' hard to define I think...

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Reading this as I’m watching the Stanley tucci series on Italia! Thank u !

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That voice is perfection to me. Sad that

anyone would think otherwise. Thank you for sharing.

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I love Naples! And have also stayed in that hotel. :-)

Try to make it to Pompei if you haven't been there- and the trip up to the top of Vesuvius is incredible- but go with a trusted driver. Can be tricky. Thank you for your travelogue- beautiful!

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I'm so pleased that you love Naples, Patti - you can hear the joy in your voice! I've only been once, but it had an immense impact on my entire being. I had the best meal of my life (thus far) right along the water, a simple dish of spaghetti and clams, spaghetti alle vongole, a centuries old recipe that held history in every single morsel.

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Beautiful place where you are staying !!!

Maria Callas’s voice is just beautiful

I will continue to listen today when I decorate the Christmas tree . Thank you Patti !

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Oh, thank you for the gorgeous sights and musical narrative.

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Sooo so beautiful, I can almost feel like I'm there with you

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How beautiful! Thanks for sharing your lovely view! Take care, Patti.

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I felt like I got to go to Italy... much gratitude for your sharing with those of us still in lockdown in 2023.

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Thank you Patti for sharing the beautiful view from your hotel and for the stunning video of Maria Callas singing.

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The way you write of your appreciation for Maria Callas very touching and poignant

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My dad loved Maria Callas -- the memories of the turntable scratches on a well-worn album and the guttural pain I imagined when she was forsaken by Onassis--all contributed to her ethereal magic.

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The light is so beautiful in your video from Naples! Thank you! Starting the day with this today :-)

Maria Callas is my favourite opera singer. Just the best.

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