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Travel Blogs from Benevento
As has been the case in every port of call, the weather in Salerno has been perfect, blue skies, mid 20s, and not at all humid. It was very quiet when we went ashore, as we left the ship early, because we leave here at 12.30. So being Sunday morning, the only people around were those going to or from church. But gradually the place came to life. People walking their dogs; a man taking his dummy-sucking toddler for a ride, sitting in front of Papa on his big motorbike, ...
... for a water tunnel (never built) saw an almost intact city then searched for treasures. Even today, hand excavation continues as only 75% of the city has been completed.
A pretty amazing place!
After a quick stop at the markets, where the kids practised their new found ‘bartering' skills, many came away with some unique, well-priced family gifts.
Heading down the Amalfi coast, camera’s ...
... a sculpture garden, and a good theater with cultural events. Sites to see: 1). Arco di Traiano (Trajan's Arch) Via Traiano, Benevento, Italy 2). Chiesa di Santa Sofia Corso Giuseppe Garibaldi, 82100 Benevento, Italy +39 0824 21206 3)Teatro romano di Benevento Piazza Ponzio Telesino, 82037 Benevento, Italy 089 252075 4) Museo del Sannio email@example.com Tel. +39 0824 21818 Opening: Tu-Sun 9,00-19,00 The museum was ...
... and columns standing. The buildings were so cool to see and imagine what life would have been like. It was amazing that there were walls that showed color/paintings and there were original mosaic floors still intact. We walked past the casts of bodies at the beginning of the tour. It just made it feel so real to see how these people died. We saw many types of buildings as well. We walked through their Roman Baths and saw the ...
... up hill and through the city walls, you see the city spread out for miles before you. When Vesuvius erupted that day in 79 AD, roughly 20,000 people lived here. After the city was covered in volcanic ash, it lay hidden for 1700 years.
The most interesting thing about Pompeii is that this is a Roman centre frozen in time. We have seen many beautiful buildings/ruins in Rome, some reasonably preserved (the Pantheon), but 2000 years of civilization, for want of ...
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