Pompeii Trip 2017: Solfatara

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We arrived in Sorrento today, stopping off at Solfatara, aka THE ENTRANCE TO THE UNDERWORLD (Aeneid, Book 6). It’s called Aornos, ‘the place with no birds’, and you can smell why: the sulphuric gases coming from the volcanic ground utterly reek! So, here’s Aeneas briefly regretting his decision to visit his father in the underworld…

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