by Pompeo Sarnelli, Posilicheata
You will see, below, the mountain Somma, which was formerly called Vesuvius.
He was a gentleman from Naples, who fell in love, unfortunately, with a lady from the house Capri which, at that time, was a noble House.
And, as the relatives did not agree to their love, the more they loved each other, the more they saw their intentions disappointed. Indeed the relatives sent the lady to stay away, at Cape Minerva.
Where, being unable to see her lover, one day when the lady went for a trip in a boat, she jumped into the sea, and she became an island, which is still called Capri.
Vesuvius, having received the news, began to throw sighs of fire, which gradually became a mountain, which is called Somma, and as he always sees his lover, even if it is a mountain, he’s burning with love and throws fire: and when he goes into a rage, he shakes the city of Naples which repents, but uselessly, as the city didn’t give him what he wanted.