Torre del Greco


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Torre del Greco

(tôr`rā dĕl grĕ`kō), city (1991 pop. 101,361), Campania, S Italy, on the Bay of Naples, near Mt. Vesuvius. It is a fishing port, industrial center, and a popular seaside resort. The coral industry has been a specialty of the town since the 16th cent. Torre del Greco has been damaged a number of times by volcanic eruptions.
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Torre del Greco

 

a port city in southern Italy, on the Bay of Naples. Situated in Naples Province, in Campania. Population, 86,400 (1966). Torre del Greco has petroleum-refining and food-processing industries; lava is quarried from nearby Mount Vesuvius. Items are crafted from mother-of-pearl and coral. A coral museum is located in Torre del Greco.

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Torre del Greco

a city in SW Italy, in Campania near Vesuvius on the Bay of Naples: damaged several times by eruptions. Pop.: 90 607 (2001)
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Celebrity chef Gino D'Acampo, 30, was born in Torre del Greco, Napoli and now lives in north London with his wife Jessica and sons Luciano and Rocco.
Nunzia Esposito, from Torre del Greco in Southern Italy, whose lost her son Gerardo in the tragedy, said: "It's the Italian state that caused this the shouldn't dare to show up.
Volandri, who found only 25-1 poke Tomas Berdych too good in Sicily last year, is a topclass performer on the mud when he puts his mind to it and he is sure to be 100 per cent fired up after the controversial decision of Italian Davis Cup captain Corrado Barazzutti to leave him out of the action in Torre del Greco, where Spain yesterday fought back to win the tie 3-2.
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