I read the Japanese translation of an Italian book of this title, which handled the dark side of Italian society. I'm not going to explain Gomorrah here in detail because I think you know all about it. Gomorrah, along with Sodom, are known as the cities of "Sin" in the Old Testament. In this book Gomorrah implies the Italian city of Naples.
I got really scared of the Italian mafia after reading this book. Firstly I wondered if the content was actually real because their conduct was unbelievably savage and cruel, but I remembered that a few incidents in the book had been reported by some media before. The content of this book must be correct.
Naples is said to be beautiful and one of the places I want to visit. Do you know the proverb, "see Naples and die"? Besides, this city is the base for sightseeing Mount Vesuvius and Pompeii. I've thought that I'd like to visit there some day for a long time, but now I don't want to go there at all.
Rome or Italy used to be the center of the world. There are lots of brilliant ruins across the country. They also used to be the epicenter of the arts and other technologies. Why did this traditional country become unsafe.
The author seems to have been attacked by the Mafia and seriously injured. I don't know his present condition, but I wish for his complete recovery.
Sodom and Gomorrah ソドムとゴモラ (聖書で，罪悪のため神に滅ぼされた2つの町)
the Old Testament 旧約聖書
See Naples and (then) die.《諺》 ナポリを見てから死ね。
a base for famous ski resorts 拠点
Mount Vesuvius ヴェスヴィオ火山
(KW: 死都ゴモラ ナポリ)