Monday, November 26, 2007

Underground Italian Temples

Mama Mia!

Nestling in the foothills of the Alps in northern Italy, 30 miles from the
ancient city of Turin, lies the valley of Valchiusella. Peppered with medieval
villages, the hillside scenery is certainly picturesque.

Here, 100ft
down and hidden from public view, lies an astonishing secret - one that has
drawn comparisons with the fabled city of Atlantis and has been dubbed 'the
Eighth Wonder of the World' by the Italian government.

For weaving their
way underneath the hillside are nine ornate temples, on five levels, whose scale
and opulence take the breath away.

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