Torre del Greco


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Torre del Greco

(Italian ˈtorre del ˈɡrɛːko)
n
(Placename) a city in SW Italy, in Campania near Vesuvius on the Bay of Naples: damaged several times by eruptions. Pop: 90 607 (2001)

Tor•re del Gre•co

(ˈtɔr eɪ dɛl ˈgrɛk oʊ, ˈgreɪ koʊ, ˈtɔr i)
n.
a city in SW Italy, near Naples. 104,646.
References in classic literature ?
Hobnail, the reformer; and Reverend Jul Bat, who has converted the whole torrid zone in his Sunday school; and Signor Torre del Greco, who extinguished Vesuvius by pouring into it the Bay of Naples; Spahi, the Persian ambassador; and Tul Wil Shan, the exiled nabob of Nepaul, whose saddle is the new moon.
Gino, 41, originally from Torre del Greco, Naples, has travelled along "the most famous coast in Europe", discovering the local specialities and authentic ingredients associated with Italy's west coast for his ITV show and accompanying cookbook.
One of the most striking maps produced for the Institute at the time was the above image showing just how immense the stratovolcano really is, especially in relation to the nearby cities of Torre del Greco and Torre Annunziata (shown to the south and southwest above).
There was a shock in the Kellogs Cul Camps Handicap Hurdle, with 25/1 shot Kilcross Boy upsetting more fancied horses, winning by half a length from Torre Del Greco.
Shell cameos are still carved today in Torre del Greco, a village at the foot of Vesuvius.
The selection went up 10lbs for that victory, but shouldn't stop him going in a gain and Ray McGlinchey's runner would appear to have the beating of Torre Del Greco.