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A place I would probably never even have heard of had it not been for Slow Travel is Sutri, about 50 km north of Rome on the via Cassia in the direction of Viterbo.

When I won a night at "Rome is Home" as a prize in the 2006 ST photo essay contest, my hosts Massimo, Biancamaria & Delfina invited me to spend it with them in their little house in Sutri. We mosied the town and countryside and had lunch at a lakeside trattoria. Sutri's glories are an Etruscan Necropolis and walls, the remains of a Mithraic temple now lushly tapestried with roots and vines, lovely walks among the town's legendary hazelnut and chestnut trees, and this ancient Roman Amphitheater.

I like this partial photo of the amphitheater because the shadows bring out the seating, stairs, paths and entryways so suggestively that I can almost imagine the audience. At the same time it makes me think of other sun-eaten stones all over the world... Rome, Pompeii, Capri, Hadrian's Villa, Delphi, Sounion, Stonehenge.... and of the many places I have yet to discover!
· Date: 1/5/2012 · Views: 1,180 ·
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