Italy's a Blast: From Etna to Vesuvius - A Family Odyssey

With a treasure trove of archaeological sites and the incomparable Pompeii, the Italian coastal region of Campania and the island of Sicily offer the perfect combination of adventure and history. Mount Etna is the backdrop for the mythology of the Cyclops, Polyphemus, who captured Ulysses and his men; Etna was also the forge of the Greek god Hephaestus whom the Romans called Vulcanus. From classical mythology to modern science at seismological centers, join experts at the ancient cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum as they explain what happened that fateful day in August 79 CE when Vesuvius erupted. See the cities literally frozen in time for a unique glimpse of life in ancient times.
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