Tivoli: An Easy Day Trip from Rome

Tivoli: An Easy Day Trip from Rome
... Tiburtina Holiday Home Rome €83 per night It is the most extensive ancient Roman villa and would by normal standards be considered a town. The Ruins of Villa Adriana provide a glimpse into what was once the emperor’s vast countryside home. The site is a giant complex complete with lakes, fountains, baths, temples and gardens. (Villa Adriana is open daily May-Aug from 9 am to 7 pm and Sept-April from 9 am to 5 pm. The last entry is permitted 90 minutes before closing). Located in downtown Tivoli...
December 17th, 2010 | Laura Nazimiec | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: attraction, day trip, fountain, Ruins, top-feature, UNESCO sites

Walk the Ruins of Pompeii

Walk the Ruins of Pompeii
... is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has become a popular tourist attraction with millions of visitors each year.  You can wander the Ruins, getting a feel for how the city was laid out before the eruption.  Some building were totally destroyed, while others were left intact.  The surviving artwork is impressive as well. During the spring and summer months the Ruins are open from 8:30 am – 7 pm, an dduring the fall and winter it closes at 5 pm.  You can take the Circumvesuviana train to...
August 7th, 2010 | Mary Jo Manzanares | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: featuredphoto, Italy, Ruins, UNESCO world heritage sites

Best places to discover lost civilizations

Best places to discover lost civilizations
... because I recently saw Cairo Time, a brilliant movie by writer/director Ruba Nadda, at Canada’s Top Ten film festival, that I’ve had Ruins on my mind. I have yet to see the Pyramids of Giza, but I’ve spent years traveling to destinations to see what remains of ancient civilizations. Here’s a small sampling of my favourite sites (so far): El Mirador, Guatemala – Mayan Ruins can be found throughout Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and Belize. Perhaps the most popular site,...
February 5th, 2010 | Vawn | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: ancient civilizations, Angkor, Angkor Wat, Cambodia, Chichen Itza, egypt, El Mirador, featuredarticle, Great Pyramid, Inca Trail, Machu Picchu, Peru, Ruins, Tikal

Got Maya?

... Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador and northern Honduras. After running seemingly countless tours of the Mayan World, I definitely have my favourite Ruins. Here are the GlobalNomad’s top 5 Mayan Ruins list, and some tips for seeing each.   Tikal – Peten region, Guatemala. The mother of all Mayan sites in my opinion. Truly huge (lots of walking), with some of the tallest temples in the Mayan world rising out of the remote Guatemalan jungle. Take at least a full day to see them—plan on spending...
March 1st, 2008 | Brendan | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: archaeology, Coba, Copan, culture, maya, Palenque, Ruins, Tikal, Uxmal, Xunantunich

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