Day Trips From Your Villa: Visiting Archaeological Sites

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Ruins in Normandy

In July 2011 our friends at Slow Travel launched Archaeology Travel, a guide to archaeological sites in Europe. We think this is a fantastic new resource for travelers to Europe, especially if you’re renting a villa and wish to plan fun and interesting day trips in the surrounding area. Visits to archaeological sites can be especially great with kids!

This online guide currently features archaeological sites and attractions in France and Great Britain, including prehistoric cave paintings, stone circles, hill forts, and monuments. You can also find information on entire towns created by the Greeks and Romans, as well as medieval castles, monasteries, and market towns. All of Europe is slated to be included in the index; subscribe to the newsletter to receive updates as new countries are added to the guide. Members can search by country and region, leave/read comments on individual sites (some members simply want to share what they enjoyed about a particular site, while others offer helpful tips for finding nearby restaurants), or read the blog.