Famous Italian Travel Locales Spar Over Ancient Mermaid Myth

Mermaids date back to Greek mythology, and now, two Italian cities are using the creatures to attract travelers.

The following article, written by Silvia Marchetti, appears on CNN.com.

Italy’s mermaid battle: Naples vs. Ventotene

In ancient times, sailors once lashed themselves to their masts to avoid being lured to death by seductive mermaids known as sirens.

Today, on the sun-kissed western shores of Italy, mermaids are once again stirring up trouble as two rival destinations battle it out to lure tourists with claims of being home to the mythological fishy creatures.

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