Appropriately, the war memorial in the town of Pietrabbondante is a magnificent Samnite Warrior. The Samnites were early inhabitants of the area, before the Romans, whom they soundly defeated in the first 2 of 3 wars in the 3rd and 4th centuries BC
Statue of a Sannite warrior in the town of Pietrabbondante.
Dedication to war victims .
Two views of the local street market in the town.
View down one of the main streets.
When you are on hills, you often look down into things. The flowers on the balcony were lovely, but it was the shoes leaning against the wall that made it unique.
The lampost was typical, but the shadows made it special.
View of the town nestled into the rocks.
View from outside the Sannite archaeological site at Pietrabbondante
The next few are images of the remains of the Samnite monuments which are built in phases in the 4th & 5th century BC
View from behind the amphitheater at Pietrabbondante. Sitting in the 2500 year old stone seats with this view in front of you is a peak experience.
Some more intimate looks at the stonework remains.
Detail from the amphitheater. The stone seats were for those with status. There were wooden bleachers continuing up the hill for the lesser folk.
The snails on the stone were real and live.