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Area Archeologica di Saepinum

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Address: Piazza Prisco Nerazio 40 | Localita Altilia, 86017 Sepino, Italy
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Historic Ruins and Country walk!

The ruins of Saepinum (modern Altilia) depict the layout and foundation of a Roman town, as well as a couple buildings. There are two main roads that cross in the middle of the... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2016
Linda M
Nova Scotia
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Reviewed 10 November 2016

The ruins of Saepinum (modern Altilia) depict the layout and foundation of a Roman town, as well as a couple buildings. There are two main roads that cross in the middle of the town, with four original gates to enter at either end of the roads. Not crowded, free of charge, informative displays for self-touring. According to Wikipedia, the city... More 

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Reviewed 8 November 2016

We were shown this 2 years ago when were visiting for the first time and then went back this year for a second time. great place to walk around and image what life was like and very little crowd and on out own time. A hidden gem.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Wonderful afternoon walking around the historical site. Indeed free of charge, 100% freedom in roaming the Roman site (pun intended!) and free parking. Just make sure to google map Altilia. It's actually not in the sepino city

Thank Elaine C
Sanbornton, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 4 August 2016

There are many ancient sites in Italy, and many are highly commercialized and crowded (see Pompei). Saepinum is at the other extreme: located in a rural area, removed form congested city traffic (see Pompei). You are free to take your time and enjoy a self-guided tour of authentic ruins.

Thank CharlieJoandMarilyn
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Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

Beautiful place very well preserved. no crowds. a culture wich resist Romans for 2 times, before they surrender.

Thank carlosguzman69
Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 15 October 2015

Well preserved ruined Saepinum is a good example of a Roman provincial town. Originally established by the Samnites, it was conquered by the Romans in 293 BC and flourished in the first two centuries AD. Today this walled town retains three of its four original gates, it two main roads, as well as the marketplace, the forum, basilica and theatre.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 28 August 2015

Back in time is how you feel when you visit this amazing place to think that this was a functioning town during the roman ruling ,only problem is that there is not much information available, unless you are lucky enough to find a local that has some knowledge on this subject. Still well worth the visit the nearby town of... More 

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Aarschot, Belgium
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Reviewed 7 July 2015

Very good kept spot of Roman times. Big and nice area, free to visit; nothing extremely impressive, but very nice to see all the remains. with parking spot (pay).

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 3 June 2015

I was born in Sepino and until recently did not realise how much I love this town I have still family there and have returned 4 times I am so proud to be from this little gem of a town. the biggest problem is getting there, as it is not close to public transport. But once you make your way... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 4 May 2015

Not many people (Italians or tourists) make it to Molise and that's a pity because it has a lot to offer. Saepinum is a great reason to make the trip. The ruins have been well restored and give you a sense of what a prosperous Roman town would have looked like. The walls, and some of the towers, surrounding the... More 

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