The labyrinthine, bustling old town of Split is contained within the shell of the Emperor Diocletian’s magnificent palace, built in … Continue reading Split and Salona: Emperor Diocletian’s palace and more!
The Amphitheatre at Pula, Croatia, is a fantastic sight, and is a real draw to the city. It is a … Continue reading Pula: not just the Arena
The most obvious Roman symbol of Trier is the massive Porta Nigra, the town gate which has become blackened over … Continue reading Trier: towering gate, great museum and more
I found the archaeological park in Xanten to be one of the most impressive museums dedicated to the Romans that … Continue reading Xanten: amazing reconstructions in an excellent open air museum
The town of Mérida, in Extremadura, Spain, has 60,000 inhabitants, and seemingly just as many Roman sites. The official Plano … Continue reading Mérida: amazing plethora of beautiful Roman sites
Sevilla is a gorgeous place, and full of wonderful things. It is popular and busy, and understandably so. But for … Continue reading Itálica: Trajan and Hadrian’s deserted treasure
I had an hour before my train went, so I popped back to the amphitheatre in Tarragona. Turns out they … Continue reading Gladiators in Tarragona