Tempio di Ercole Curino

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Lana A
14 contributions
beautiful
Aug 2018 • Friends
Found this place by accident while visiting the hermitage above. totally awesome site. fairly easy to get to. its definitely worth a look if you're in the area.
Written 31 August 2018
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Leonthewolf
Canberra, Australia46 contributions
Interesting but not well-kept
May 2017 • Couples
This is a good location to visit in combination with the Hermitage further up the hill. There are extensive temple ruins with some useful explanatory diagrams including reconstructions of how it would have been originally. However, the site was extensively littered – particularly with cigarette butts; I assume they clean it up from time to time. The views from the site were spectacular but not in the same class as from the Hermitage on the cliff perhaps 1000 m above the temple.
Written 12 June 2017
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Melodygail
Stoney Creek37 contributions
An interesting Roman temple ruin just outside of Sulmona.
Aug 2016 • Couples
This example of a Roman temple is surprising and easy to drive to. You need to be able to hike about a kilometre on a fairly rough path to get to the ruins, but anyone in reasonable shape can do it. The stonework of the temple is still very visible, and there are mosaic floors and coloured walls enclosed in a protective building. From the ruin site there is an excellent view of Sulmona, and the hermitage above it. Worthy of a visit.
Written 22 August 2016
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MIlton Keynes771 contributions
What a view!
Jan 2016 • Couples
Wear sturdy shoes as you have to reach this site through some oak woods which are on a slope and the surfaces are slippery as there have been some rock falls in the area.
While there is not too much to see at this site, you can appreciate its fabulous location which looks accross the whole valley of Sulmona. The main item to see is the mosaic flooring which is undercover. Like a lot of sites in the Abruzzo, it would appear that someone had spent alot of time and money originally on this site and it would appear that it now has been abandoned.
The hermitage is directly above this site.
Make sure that on the road on the way down from this site you visit the very small church.You will notice it as it has 2 large guns outside. This church was build to remember all those who died in the two World Wars.Petite but poinient. Note the gates made from original tools used in the war.The church was funded by the local people, and now currently loveling looked after!
Written 18 January 2016
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Harry K
Dublin, Ireland115 contributions
Archeology in progress
Aug 2013 • Couples
We visited the site this summer and enjoyed walking around a site that is gradually emerging from excavations, year by year. It's reached by a road that also takes you by a steep climb to the Hermitage of St Celestine, the first pope to have resigned - many centuries ago. It takes little effort to infer that Celestine's cave and really interesting Romanesque frescos above The Temple of Hercules are both part of a continuous religious use over the last two thousand years or so. Visitors should also visit the recently opened Abbezia di Celestine on the road to the temple and hermitage, just outside Sulmona. A word of caution - you would have to be moderately fit to reach the hermitage, while the temple is accessed across unpaved footpaths.
Written 18 November 2013
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