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10 things Pompeii taught us about Roman life
The ancient Roman city of Pompeii, near Naples in Campania, is an archaeologists’ dream. In the summer of 79 AD the nearby volcano of Vesuvius erupted destroying the city and providing a perfectly preserved time capsule of Roman life. But what has Pompeii taught us about the daily life of the Romans
The graffiti of Pompeii: a whole new filthy side to latin scripture
The Romans loved to scrawl on walls and just abut any surface you could think of. The streets and bars of the preserved city of Pompeii are full of graffiti that give us a glimpse of the thoughts of the everyday Roman. And they are not as high-minded as you think.
The girls of Kit Harington (and Jon Snow)
With Jon Snow being the number one eligible bachelor of Westeros right now, it’s easy to understand why the man that plays him, actor Kit Harington, has the ladies throwing themselves at him.
Travel top 10 Italy’s Most faboulous places on Google Street View
How many times did you dream about visiting Venice, Rome, Florence and the Amalfi Coast? Well, turns out you actually can do that in a blink of eye thanks to Google virtual tours. Swide tells you how…
The 10 best Volcano tours in the world
Volcanoes are one of the world’s great tourist attractions. People flock in their droves to experience the otherworldly environments they provide or to witness the spectacular night time displays in eruption. Swide chooses the top 10 volcanoes to visit.
Living in the shadow of Italy’s volcanoes
Italy’s volcanoes help shape the lives of the millions of Italian’s who live in their shadows. From the historical eruptions of Vesuvius and the excavation of Pompeii, to the distinctive terroir of Sicily provided by Mount Etna, the three active volcanoes of Italy are an all powerful presence that are both benignly generous and furiously dangerous.