The Necropoli della Banditaccia, Cerverteri & Ceri, Italy

In my previous post, we discovered that the Etruscans became the Romans, but where did they come from? I’m not talking storks or cabbage patches here. I mean where in the world did they come from?

In Search of the Flying Phallus – Sovana & Pitigliano, Tuscany, Italy

What did the Etruscans ever do for us? Well, for more than half a millennium, they wore togas, brewed wine, built aqueducts and roads, founded hilltop city states and created sculpture and art. They practised human sacrifice and sometimes made prisoners fight one another in a sort of gladiatorial combat. That might sound a lotContinue reading “In Search of the Flying Phallus – Sovana & Pitigliano, Tuscany, Italy”

Saturnia – Under The Tuscan Sun

“Mark. Are you listening?” I asked. I was admiring Peter’s wagon, particularly the epithet ‘Travel Endangers Prejudices’, which he had emblazoned on the back. Peter, Beata, and Alex had just come from Albania.