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day 4 of 5: travelling to Europe in the 18th century (Naples)

Continuing along on our Grand Tour, this week we’ve visited Paris and Rome and now we move further south in Italy.  Pompeii, the Roman city lost to Vesuvius in 79AD, was rediscovered by a Spanish engineer in 1748.  Located just … Continue reading

Centrale Elettrica Montemartini – where classic Roman sculpture meets our modern archaeological artifacts

It is said that Stendal, the French romantic author of the early 19th century, noted that Rome was an extraordinary city because 1/3 of its population were women, 1/3 priests and the rest antique statuary.  Percentages may have changed, but … Continue reading