The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #112280   Message #4005981
Posted By: Steve Shaw
27-Aug-19 - 05:38 AM
Thread Name: Any Mudcatters in ITALY?
Subject: RE: Any Mudcatters in ITALY?
There are two magnificent villas in Stabiae, Villa San Marco and Villa Arianna. In typical Italian fashion many of the treasures in them were nicked and sold off, and huge chunks of wall frescos have been hacked out (many of them now in the archeological museum in Naples). They are still magnificent places to visit. Stabiae is where Pliny The Elder met his end during the 79 AD eruption of Vesuvius. Don't get off the Circumvesuviana at Castellammare di Stabia, though. It's an ugly port town, and the little station at Via Nocera is closer to the villas.