Travel Blogs from Benevento
... br> country and prepare you for all that you will experience in the days to
follow. We stop at Montecassino, a beautiful town founded by Saint
Benedict in 529. Enjoy lunch and then continue through the countryside
heading east to Padre Pio’s town, San Giovanni Rotondo, our base for the
following two nights. Dinner and ...
... it was renamed Beneventum by the Romans. It became an important town on the Appian Way and was a base for Roman expansion in southern Italy. In 275 bc, Pyrrhus, king of Epirus, was defeated at Beneventum in his last battle with the Romans. After partial destruction by Totila, king of the Ostrogoths, in ad 452, Benevento in 571 became the capital of an important Lombard duchy controlling much of southern Italy. It passed in the 11th century to ...
Many tourists looking down the crater as we do, few follow a guided tour cicling the whole monster. We add another hike downhills. Some spots have little or no vegetation yet. You see the structure of the lava flows. We meet some mushroom collectors. I collect some Vesuvuis gravel I plan to make art with back home. Heavy stuff - I guess it contains quite some share of iron.
Back in Pompeij: summer sale at Bennetton
... walls and rubble, the site has been and is still undergoing a rebuilding process for certain areas. Gardens for instance have been replanted, certain buildings have been partially rebuilt and re-roofed fountains for drinking water have been repiped, this in particular is great for the tourism. I am glad the sewerage reconstruction never got off the ground though. Or is it did get off the ground? Sewerage in Pompeii used to flow down the centre of the streets, with walkways ...
... br> This is a country that is always in between, El Maghreb
Their language is a mix of east and west blended like a symphony, El Maghreb
Not quite African or European, only halfway Middle East El Maghreb
Like a spunge absorb from all the world and yet somehow remain unique El Maghreb
These people dearly love their country although many plan to leave ...