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Syracuse

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You know its always somewhat fatal to say that you are going to update your blog more often, because it inevitably means that you’ll do exactly the opposite to that. Good intentions and all that, scuppered but apathy. Never mind. I’ll create the illusion that there have been more posts by doing what London buses do, and have three come… Read more »

Greek and Roman Ruins at Paestum

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After 5 days in Pompeii we set off south. Driving back through the hills to Salerno meant we got to see another perspective on the bus trip from the day before. Taking the coast road south of Salerno you get to drive right along the sea front, with waves break just 30 metres or so to your right. After an… Read more »

Roman Ruins at Empúries

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After a slightly haphazard route we eventually found the Roman town of Empúries, close to Escala. It was apparently the first Roman settlement in the Western Mediterranean, and something of a bustling port. I doubt the harbour was ultimately up to much, hence the fact that there is no modern settlement of any significance, but the ruins are quite extensive…. Read more »