AMUX visits the MARQ (Etruscans - the dawn of Rome), Lucentum and has a meal near the Playa de San Juan - 11/13/21
31 members of AMUX and five of their friends visited Alicante on Sunday 14th November to take a guided tour of the special international exhibition “Etruscans – the dawn of Rome” at the MARQ museum. The tour, which was conducted in Castellano and English, was fascinating, although it was a bit rushed. Perhaps this was due to the Covid restrictions and the large number of visitors there who were keen to see the beautiful artefacts created by this mysterious and sophisticated Italian civilisation which thrived around the same time as the Iberians. Most of the exhibits had been provided by renowned Italian museums, but among them was a piece from our very own Soler Blasco Museu de Xàbia! This was an infundibulum found on the seafloor near Cap Prim.
Afterwards we went to visit the important archaeological site of the Iberio/Roman town of Lucentum situated on the Tossal de Manises. We were astonished to see this 5ha site hidden among the tower blocks of the city. Although we did not have a guided tour, there are many informative signs describing the streets, houses, towers, Roman baths and forum of this, the old Alicante.
We then went to eat at “Il Fornello” restaurant. We had an adventure on the way. Our bus got stuck in a narrow street due to a badly parked car causing quite a traffic jam much to everyone’s amusement. Finally our driver squeezed through with much applause and AMUX enjoyed a delayed but magnificent meal beside the beautiful Playa de San Juan.
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