Volubilis is an ancient Roman city in Northern Africa, and one which is worth a visit.
Opting to take a private taxi from Meknes, hubby carefully negotiated a price for the return trip and the waiting time, including a stop in Moulay Idriss on the way back. We were lucky and our driver was wonderful. He even asked us if we wanted a guide before finding a friend to take us through the ruins. Again, we negotiated the price before starting out.
Our guide spoke beautiful English and was very knowledgeable (or simply made up very believable stories).
The Romans left Volubilis in the third century and an earthquake destroyed much of it in later years, yet the ruins of Volubilis are filled with hidden surprises. I think the mosaics are my favorite, but the place is filled with amazing columns, archways, stone walls and even ancient toilets.
Here are some of my favorite shots of our visit, and for a change the family is in almost all of them, thanks to our guide:
Unless otherwise noted, all photos on this page ©Rhonda Albom 2012
Did you know the Roman empire entered Africa? Have you been to Volubilis Morocco?
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- Lonely Planet Morocco (Country Travel Guide)
- Our visit to Pompeii
- Our visit to Ephesus
- More on Volubilis at Wikipedia