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About 'Funiculi - Funicula'
Denza, Luigi (biography)
24 February 1846 , Castellammare di Stabia, Italy
27 January 1922 , London
An Italian composer most famous for his Neapolitan song Funiculi, Funicula, about the Vesuvius Funicular.
"Funiculì, Funiculà" is a famous Neapolitan song written in 1880, with lyrics by journalist Peppino Turco set to music by composer Luigi Denza. It was composed to commemorate the opening of the first funicular cable car on Mount Vesuvius. The 1880 cable car was later destroyed by the eruption of Vesuvius in 1944; some remains of the top station were still visible in September 2012. The title means "funicular up, funicular down".