Circeo National Park – the third smallest national park in Italy

Circeo National Park, Lazio, Italy

Located along the southwestern coast of Italy, not far from the city of Rome is where you will find Monte Circeo. The mountain itself is situated upon a peninsula in the Gulf of Gaeta with water to the west, south and east. The national park which encompasses Monte Circeo includes a total land area of around 84 square kilometres. This

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Erice – a centre of the cult of the goddess Venus

Erice (Trapani), Sicily, Italy

At the western-most part of Sicily is a small town of Erice, which was established on the mythical Mount Eryx already at the time of Greek colonization. It was a centre of the cult of the goddess of love, beauty, sex, fertility, prosperity and victory – Venus. Her temple stood on the site of today’s Norman castle, just behind the

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