Treatise “Genuine Neapolitan Fencing”. Nicola Terracusa and Ventura
The treatise of 1725 is devoted to the true Neapolitan fencing. The “True Neapolitan Fencing” treatise is a magnificent comprehensive work on fencing, which describes the work with a sword, a sword and dagger, a sword and round shield, a sword, and cloak.
Besides, this treatise gives a grasp of what Neapolitan Fencing is in fact (it is not Italian fencing). In order to understand how this art was valued, it is expressed in a treatise by the following words: “… and I was convinced of this surpassing Italy, Spain and France; I tell you that Neapolitan fencing is the flower of all nations. “