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Travel at Your Leisure - Amazing Amalfi spent a fascinating day in Minturnae and Sessa Arrunca, just north of Naples. Our guide Luigi, a Professor of Archaeology, showed us around the seemingly forgotten site of Minturnae. Having already visited Pompeii with its massive footprint and crowds to match, Minturnae offered a much more intimate and in depth look at everyday life in Roman Italy. With its beautifully preserved theatre, which has perfect acoustics, as well as the remains of the defensive castle, forum, baths and much more, it was a really special experience. Please check out the website below for more information on Minturnae.
Our guru Luigi, was incredibly knowledgable, not to mention charming and we were all very appreciative of his time and tolerance. However, one of the best parts of the day came when we all packed up to move on to the next site - Sessa Arunca - and our trusted Archaeological guru jumped into his own vehicle to lead the way. Can you pick the Archaeologist's preferred mode of transport? It's not too hard is it?
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Next month Travel at Your Leisure are taking a group to Naples and Amalfi, with plenty of time to explore the abundant history, both modern and ancient, of this fascinating region.
In May 2016 we will be visiting Spain, travelling from Bilbao, on the Northern Atlantic Coast down to Madrid, in the heart of this vibrant country. We will be focusing on food, wine and architecture, and believe us, there is a lot to take in. Don't worry though, the tour will be as always at a leisurely pace, allowing you to enjoy time with the group as well as on your own and at your own pace.
So join Travel at Your Leisure in Northern Spain - Grapes, Gastronomy, Gothic and Gehry ... and let us help you make your dreams of Spain come true.
This month Gourmet Traveller has done a feature on Naples, which I think may have been inspired by our September 2015 “Amazing Amalfi" Tour.
Katie Parla at GT is recommending Hotel Romeo (YES), a trip to Pompeii (YES) and also some "less touristy" places like Pozzuoli (YES) and the Phlegraean Fields (YES).
She obviously didn’t have time for Capri, Casserta and Positano, but we do, so come on and book your “Amazing Amalfi" tour with Travel at Your Leisure and see all that Gourmet Traveller recommends and more …
Known as Etrusci or Tusci by the ancient Romans and Tyrrhenoi by the Greeks, the Etruscan civilization is the name given to the culture and way of life of a people of ancient Italy and Corsica, whose origins are lost in prehistory. Their civilization was based both in the north beyond the Apennines and in Campania. Etruscan supremacy in Campania came to an end with the Samnite invasion in the latter half of the 5th century BC.
In September this year, Travel at Your Leisure’s tour of Amazing Amalfi will be spending a morning at Sessa Arunca, where ongoing archaeological excavations continue to uncover more and more fascinating Etruscan history. We will be talking to the archaeologists working there and hearing first hand about the work that they do in uncovering and preserving this ancient site.
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