Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Canne della Battaglia

My parents are visiting from the States and we took them to visit Canne della Battaglia Sunday afternoon.

I knew that this was the site of Hannibal's great victory over the Romans in 216 B.C.

I also knew that his battle plan is still studied by military strategists today. 

I even knew the guy brought an elephant into Italy by way of the Alps!

What I didn't realise is that Canne is a site that was inhabited from Neolithic times through the Middle Ages.

And, I had no idea that it was set on a high bluff with spectacular views down into the surrounding valleys.

There is a museum, the walls of the ancient village and lots of inscribed Roman columns lying around.

So many things to take pictures of!

The archeological park is open all day and entry is only €2 for visitors ages 18-65, free of charge for those older or younger.

Beautiful stonework abounds.

It's all mine, as far as the eye can see!

I highly recommend this site for an educational and enjoyable day trip for anyone visiting Puglia!


alessandra said...

The boy's a conqueror!
Very interesting, thanks for sharing, I missed you.

Dana said...

Welcome back!
Yeah. . I heard about that elephant thing some time ago. Nice photos, thanks for sharing.

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Absolutely stunning pictures. What a great place full of history! Travelling

Amy M. said...

That sounds wonderful! I would love to visit there. Great photos!

Crafting by Candlelight

Rosaria Williams said...

There is history everywhere!

Saretta said...

Alessandra, you are so sweet, thank you!

Dana, thanks for welcoming me back! I hope to find the time to post more often!

Phivos, Amy and Lakeviewer - glad you like the pics. It's true there is history everywhere here, every way you turn, you stumble onto it!