Mura etrusche di Bettona

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Got a bit scrambled seeking the intact Etruscan wall in another town but finally found it
May 2016
On a long trip through Italy, things like this happen. Once I went looking for a small Roman amphitheater in the wrong city, because it had a street of that name (but no such structure remaining for many centuries). This week I went searching for, as I understand it, the sole remaining section of a formidable Etruscan section included in a walled village. I walked and drove around two nearby communities until i was directed back to Bettona's Northwest gate and corner, and there it was. Have to admit, it looked clearly different (much older) from the Roman sections of only a couple thousand years lifespan. Whooptedoo! People occasionally sniff around for esoterica and trivia on trips: world's largest rubber band ball (disputed), Corn Palace in the middle of America's flatlands made of guess what, the blackest onion field in slightly upstate New York, seek mint tea in Morocco, land snails in or baby shrimp anisette in Provence, etc. The list gets very long. I once visited the remains of a mansion where the youngest rail magnate in America built trunk line to his backyard exclusively to get fresh fish, fruit, meat and vegetables delivered for his exotic parties. F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald visited him often on weekends during the Jazz Era. The entire wood structure Victorian house burned down in a fire one night leaving bits of foundation only. Why trek to such a place? I read about it in a book and it was located in a field directly cross the road from our newly purchased home. One wonders if it were twelve miles afield if I'd ever shlep to see it. It can be fun seeking strange bits on relaxing leisurely day tours whether in another hemisphere or just beyond one's own front yard. Add finding segments of an Etruscan wall to that list.

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Got a bit scrambled seeking the intact Etruscan wall in another town but finally found it
May 2016 • Couples
On a long trip through Italy, things like this happen. Once I went looking for a small Roman amphitheater in the wrong city, because it had a street of that name (but no such structure remaining for many centuries). This week I went searching for, as I understand it, the sole remaining section of a formidable Etruscan section included in a walled village. I walked and drove around two nearby communities until i was directed back to Bettona's Northwest gate and corner, and there it was. Have to admit, it looked clearly different (much older) from the Roman sections of only a couple thousand years lifespan. Whooptedoo!

People occasionally sniff around for esoterica and trivia on trips: world's largest rubber band ball (disputed), Corn Palace in the middle of America's flatlands made of guess what, the blackest onion field in slightly upstate New York, seek mint tea in Morocco, land snails in or baby shrimp anisette in Provence, etc. The list gets very long.

I once visited the remains of a mansion where the youngest rail magnate in America built trunk line to his backyard exclusively to get fresh fish, fruit, meat and vegetables delivered for his exotic parties. F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald visited him often on weekends during the Jazz Era.

The entire wood structure Victorian house burned down in a fire one night leaving bits of foundation only. Why trek to such a place? I read about it in a book and it was located in a field directly cross the road from our newly purchased home. One wonders if it were twelve miles afield if I'd ever shlep to see it.

It can be fun seeking strange bits on relaxing leisurely day tours whether in another hemisphere or just beyond one's own front yard. Add finding segments of an Etruscan wall to that list.
Written May 3, 2016
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