Supposedly this palace is where they filmed the palace of Naboo in the first Star Wars movie. I try to block the first prequel out of my memory, so I don’t remember any of these rooms in the movie.
Positano clings to the side of the cliffs overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea. There are no cars, except on the ring road up above that loops around the town.
Supposedly this man died sucking his thumb in the middle of the eruption, but I don’t think you can tell that from what’s left.
It was actually Mount Somma, the larger mountain that erupted famously back in the 70’s AD, destroying Pompeii and Herculaneum. Mount Vesuvius grew up inside the crater of the older volcano. Consequently, there are two summits, the older, blown off… Continue Reading
Bars and taverns in many ways have not changed in two thousand years. This bar in Pompeii shows how food would be kept warm in pots in the bar. Patrons could order food and drink from right in front of… Continue Reading
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The palace of Caserta, a product of the ill-fated Kingdom of Naples, is a sight to behold. Many of the water features around St. Louis are inspired by palace grounds such as these. The palace gardens make perfect use of… Continue Reading
Paestum began its life as a Greek city, and the original circular civic meeting space is preserved, though later built over by a Roman building. This is where early democracy of sorts played out over 2500 years ago. In contrast,… Continue Reading
The final of the three great temples at Paestum is located a quarter mile away from the other two, but still in the center of the city.