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Solunto

Santa Flavia, Sicily, Italy
+39 338 784 5140
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Huge ruined settlement, amazing view

You have to take a narrow road up the mountain with quite a few switchbacks. The entrance fee is 4... read more

Reviewed 18 December 2017
Trish E
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Rochester, New York, United States
An ancient Punic city, currently featuring a Hellenistic facies, overlooking two seas

The tradition that Solunto is one of the three Sicilian towns, which are steadily dominated by the... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2017
Brun066
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Florence, Italy
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Santa Flavia, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 18 December 2017

You have to take a narrow road up the mountain with quite a few switchbacks. The entrance fee is 4 euro. The settlement is mostly in ruins and many of the signs are damaged but the expanse of the place is impressive and the views...More

Thank Trish E
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Reviewed 11 November 2017

The tradition that Solunto is one of the three Sicilian towns, which are steadily dominated by the Punic people, is part of the narrative of the Greek historian Tucidide (460-395 BC; The Peloponnese War, VI, 2): "When then the Greeks came overseas [in Sicily] in...More

1  Thank Brun066
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

Not much there.We had a lovely walk, both ways of our hotel.A few shops and cafes.Either way!Great train service and station.There were some paths ,but had to be alert ,for oncoming traffic.But that makes it more appealing!

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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Nice ancient ruins but much nicer trekking up the hill (we went by foot from Santa Flavia) and down. And spectacular sight views on Porticello and Palermo. It really worth to visit!

2  Thank Jarosław K
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Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

We travelled on the Ss13 from Lascari and went past it nearly ending up in Palermo. When we finally found it near St Flavia after a two hour drive we weren't disappointed. Nice views as well. Kids were free to get in and we paid...More

Thank austinsmrs
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Reviewed 12 May 2017

Well-signposted from the motorway, this site is a real joy. Stretched along a headland, much of the site west of the cardo-maximus has been excavated with fine examples of shops and houses. Of special note are the Carthaginian temple, the cistern, the House of Masks,...More

Thank Rod F
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Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

A fantastic site with plenty to fire up the imagination of how life must have been for our sophisticated forefathers over 2000 years ago. We spent an entire morning exploring the ruins, admiring the mosaics and other clear evidence of a highly developed society. I...More

Thank Tony P
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

The remains of a greco-roman town laid out on a hill above the sea. Not a lot of it still standing, though there are a few floor mosaics and some walls with the remnants of frescos. But on a nice spring day, there are flowers...More

Thank Roderick W
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Reviewed 23 October 2016

Solunto is definitely worth a visit, and not at all over-run. The views are exceptional. You can get there without a car by taking a train from Palermo (approx one hourly) to Santa Flavia. In Santa Flavia, turn right from the station, walk along the...More

2  Thank Ann A
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Reviewed 27 September 2016

This place is in Santa Flavia at the top of the very high hill. It is easy enough to find. It is open most of the time although closes at 1pm on a Sunday. This is a ruined city with a museum. It cost 4EUR...More

2  Thank SummerCamp
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