Naples

Pompeii

Pompeii

21st April 2012
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I’ve written about this unique archaeological site for Travel Weekly and Time Out magazine, as well as for the Time Out Naples guide (that I also edited). ‘Ash was already falling, hotter and thicker as the ships drew near, followed by bits of pumice and blackened stones, charred and cracked by flames;: then suddenly they were…

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Herculaneum

Herculaneum

21st April 2012
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Unlike Pompeii, which was buried in volcanic ash, Herculaneum was submerged under pyroclastic flows of molten rock, mud and gas, and it was this intense heat that carbonised so much organic material, offering incredible insight into the lives of the town’s citizens. The British Museum’s spectacular exhibition Life and Death: Pompeii and Herculaneum brought over…

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Ischia

7th April 2012
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Ischia is a volcanic island renowned for its spas. It is also home to the beautiful gardens of ‘La Mortella’, which were the creation of Susana Walton, wife of composer William Walton. If you’d like an article written, or a review of a particular hotel, restaurant, activity, please contact me. Alternatively, check out my Time Out…

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