Articles in this category focus on visiting archaeological sites, museums, and more.
The archaeological museum of the Umbrian town of Spoleto is right next to a restored Roman theatre that continues to be used for shows.
Located partially beneath Spoleto’s town hall are the remains of a Roman house dated to the first century of our era.
The waterfall at Marmore, located in Umbria, is the tallest man-made waterfall in the world. It was created by the Romans.
The Italian town of Assisi, famed as the birthplace of Saint Francis, has some impressive Roman remains, including a temple to Minerva.
On the northern side of the cliff face of the town of Orvieto, in Umbria, lies Crocifisso del Tufo, an ancient Etruscan necropolis.
Underneath the church San Lorenzo Maggiore in Naples are the impressive remains of an ancient Roman macellum or market building.
In countries like Italy, the ancient world is everywhere. Take, for example, the Italian village of Palinuro, named after the Trojan Palinurus.
In the heart of Costa Rica lies an archaeological site known as Guayabo de Turrialba, the principal city of a pre-Columbian civilization.
The tomb of the Roman poet Virgil (70–19 BC) is located in Naples. Today, the tomb forms the centre of a park created in Virgil’s honour.
We tend to focus on how ancient buildings were used in Antiquity. But how they were used in post-Classical times is often just as interesting, as I discovered when I revisited the Colosseum in Rome.