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Exploring the Citadel

Today the newer part of Gaeta straddles the low saddle of land either side of a high rugged peninsula, which was the original Roman stronghold around which a mediaeval town grew. It was one of the Mediterranean’s maritime republics and … Continue reading

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We have to thank Michael Portillo and his railway journeys program for inspiring many of our excursions into the Spanish interior; we may otherwise never have realized Cordoba was within our scope. As it is, we set off on the … Continue reading

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For the past two days we have been playing proper tourists, seeing the sights of Lisbon. Originally we planned just one day. Lisbon being such an historic city, older than Rome, there was little chance of us managing to do … Continue reading

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