Conjunto Arqueológico de Itálica

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Birthplace of a Roman Emperor
Located a short cab or bus ride (roughly 9km) outside Seville, the Roman city of Italica is well worth a visit for any and all interested in classical civilizations. Not only does it have a remarkable amphitheater in an excellent state of preservation, it's home to a number of beautiful mosaics, including the one pictured above (from the eponymous House of the Birds). And did I mention that Italica was the birthplace of the Emperor Trajan (and home to Emperor Hadrian's family)?

Make sure to bring water and sunscreen if you're visiting in late spring or summer—there are a few trees, but while this site is long on historical and archaeological interest, it's a little short on shade.
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