An Amphitheater, a Super-volcano and a Vial of Blood.

The third largest amphitheater in Italy is 40 minutes or so on a train from Naples. On the day I went, there was one other tourist. Imagine, an amphitheater with zero queues! The largest amphitheater is of course the Coliseum in Rome. Think insane queues but magnificent. The second biggest is in Capua. Think Spartacus. The… Read More An Amphitheater, a Super-volcano and a Vial of Blood.

Cosenza

Cosenza is in inland Calabria, tucked into the Crati valley surrounded by 7 mountains at the confluence of two rivers. It is elegant and referred to as the Athens of Italy. There is street art, literary quotes, and glimpses of craftsmanship everywhere. The city felt so different to the rest of Calabria that I felt… Read More Cosenza