Archive for September, 2008

The Obelisk of Axum

Sunday, September 7th, 2008

It’s been a 71-year-long odyssey, but the Obelisk of Axum, which for decades stood proudly in Rome, has pride of place once more in its ancestral African home. The 1,700-year-old monument, looted when Italy’s Fascist troops occupied the-then Abyssinia in 1937, was formally unveiled in the ancient northern Ethiopian city ...

Chieti’s coastal cycle path

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

This part of the Abruzzo coast, set in the province of Chieti and facing the Adriatic Sea, is truly something of a jewel, set firmly between the sea on the one side and the hills, vineyards and orange groves on the other. Unblemished nature, unmatched waters and a beach ...