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Pompeii was an ancient Roman town-city near modern Naples. Pompeii, along with Herculaneum and many villas in the surrounding area, was mostly destroyed and buried under 4 to 6 of volcanic ash and pumice in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79.  The city was lost and forgotten for about 1500 years.  It was […]

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Arezzo Cathedral

Arezzo Cathedral is perhaps one of the largest buildings in the old city.  Perhaps it is not as ornate as the Public Library or some other churches here  but it is quite impressive.  Inside there are some beautiful fresco covering the entrée ceiling of the cathedral as well as a couple burial monuments dedicated to […]

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