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Italy 2015

              oct 31. Amsterdam - Catania
              nov 01. Catania
              nov 02. Catania - Villa Romana Casale - Fiumefreddo di Sicilia
              nov 03. Fiumefreddo di Sicilia - Matera
              nov 04. Matera
              nov 05. Matera - Alberobello - Matera
              nov 06. Matera - Paestum - Pompeii
              nov 07. Pompeii
              nov 08. Pompeii - Napels - Amsterdam

nov 01. Catania

Bellini room of our B&B in Catania

We have to survive a rainy day which started sunny

Decide to stay in Catania today and skip the day trip to Siracusa & Ortigia

Teatro Bellini

Fontana dell'Elefante, symbol of Catania

Cattedrale di Sant'Agata

Minne di Sant'Agata

Near the San Nicolo

Dinner opposite the station

Nov 02. Day trip to Villa Romana del Casale
built in the first quarter of the 4th century
located about 3 km outside the town of Piazza Armerina, central Sicily.

It contains the richest, largest and most complex collection of Roman mosaics in the world

Cupid and Psyche

"Chamber of the Ten Maidens". Informally called "the bikini girls",
the maidens appear in a mosaic artwork which scholars named Coronation
of the Winner. The young women perform sports including weight-lifting,
discus throwing, running and ball-games. A woman in a toga is depicted
with a crown in her hand; one of the maidens holds a palm frond.

We stay 1 night with Patrizia, just North of Catania

She is so generous!

Nov 03. What a view! The Etna with fresh snow.

Toast with Sicilian Caciocavallo cheese

Ferry to the main land


San Giovanni in the background

Before dark we arrive in Matera
Our rental car: CitroŽn DS3 1.6HD

Wonderful apartment in Matera for the next 3 nights

Nov 04.

We discovered Masha and The Bear at TV-channel Rai YoYo
(Originated in Russia)

Matera seen from the Belvedere of Sassi

Caves opposite the gorge, several containing churches

Madonna delle tre porte


We met two professional photographers

A very pleasant walk through the old city of Matera

Chiesa San Pietro Caveoso

Film location of The Passion of the Christ (2004)
and Il vangelo secondo Matteo (1964)

Central Piazza Vittorio Veneto

Dinner by Wei the cook

Nov 05. Day trip to Alberobello to see the Trulli houses



Nov 06. Paestum

Temple of Athena
Paestum / Poseidonia was founded around 600 BC

Everywhere these little friends

Temple of Neptune

Temple of Hera

Between Paestum and Salerno

Our apartment in Pompeii

Santuario della Beata Vergine del Rosario

Nov 07. Pompeii

Pompeii and Vesuvius

On August 24th 79 AD Pompeii was wiped out by an eruption
We have visited 25 sites


Casa thermopolium di Vetuzio Placido

Teatro Grande

Foro / Forum

Casa del Poeta Tragico

Villa dei Misteri
In the far North of Pompeii, with some very well preserved murals

Arco di Caligola (Caligula)

Lupanare / brothel

Exit at Porta Marina

Ru Yi, Via Nolana 5, near our apartment

Nov 08. Napels - Amsterdam

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