He arrives in Italy in a very delicate moment in his life: with his not strong health, his daughter dead some time ago, he thinks the difficulties of censorship in Russia and more, he has lost a lot of money betting. Optimistic and happy Parthenopean joy comes helping him. In August 1863, leaving the city, Dostoevsky felt a nostalgia for his country. In “Crime and Punishment”, the author tells Svidrigajlov about his trip to Europe: “I was nauseated abroad. By the way, here that comes the aurora, the Gulf of Naples, the sea, you look and you get melancholy. No, it is better at home. ” Even the Prince of Myskin, in “The Idiot”, dreams Naples that has all the beauty that will save the world, describing the city as a new Jerusalem that “too many times discovered, humiliated and offended by the demons that raped it in the name of one god, the money”.