Ancient Ruins in Sicily

Ancient Ruins in Sicily, Italy

Sicily Ancient Ruins

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  • Madalyn H
    Huddersfield, UK1,736 contributions
    A wonderful site high in Taormina. Great views and an excellent opportunity to see a Greco/Roman theatre.
    Written 21 May 2022
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  • Richard
    Newbury, UK41 contributions
    Incredible and most enjoyable 2 hour visit was about the minimum time. I would have enjoyed another hour. Easy entrance to the site 10 euros very well worth it. Amazing views of the temples particularly Concordia. Good place to stop for a sit and a drink part way along the walk. Recommend the freshly squeezed orange juice.
    Written 20 May 2022
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  • ZurrieqAaron
    Zurrieq, Malta221 contributions
    Not much to see inside the castle as it is mostly ruins however the view from here are amazing ! Trapani salt pans and egadi Islands are clearly visible
    Written 26 September 2021
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  • Madalyn H
    Huddersfield, UK1,736 contributions
    The entrance to this site is tatty with stalls and cafes, and it appears lots of tour parties. Do not be put off - the mosaics are fantastic - both in terns of number and also detail/complexity. Whilst the bathing girls get lots of publicity, the long frieze of capturing wild animals to take to Rome is fantastic. Great context regarding life at the time.
    Written 21 May 2022
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  • Ruth B
    Redwood City, CA5 contributions
    Cusa Cave was amazing! There are many greek pillar sections mid excavation so as to freeze time. They are left in tact as Selinunte was so far off the beaten path, and so you can really go back in history and understand the other ruins you visit.
    Written 4 May 2015
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  • travelors2_13
    Toronto, Canada13 contributions
    This complex is worth a trip if you want to see what a Classical greek Temple actually looked like. The estate of preservation is amazing. When you visit, be sure to take the train up to the Acropolis to see the Roman/Greek theatre and the view!
    Written 19 May 2022
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  • Michele Amico🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹
    Caltanissetta, Italy2,861 contributions
    In the east side of the Sicily Island, there is the beautiful city of Noto, in the Siracusa area, this is a great example of the Baroque.
    Written 5 June 2021
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  • InTheMomentManhattan
    New York City, NY1,004 contributions
    The Temple of Concordia is the best preserved in the valley. Unfortunately you cannot enter the structure. It is still an amazing sight even from a distance. The view out to the sea is also very special
    Written 19 May 2022
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  • ItaliaA70
    Brisbane, Australia247 contributions
    I love this place.
    If you're after easy parking, shops, kiosks, restaurants, cafes, loud tourists with Australian, American, German or English accents, then don't come here.
    The reason this place is so good is everyone is here for the same reason, to relax in the sun, eat and drink, have a swim in beautiful clear water and then do it all over again.
    It is essentially an abandoned run down Tuna fishing factory, which now only has Italians sunning them selves and having a splash. Find a park wherever you can, after all it is Sicily.
    Written 30 May 2018
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  • travelors2_13
    Toronto, Canada13 contributions
    What an amazing site. It is hard to believe it was built in such a short time. As the archaeological part is so large, it is easy to understand what the original city looked like and how the people of Selinunte lived. Our local guide, Elizabeth Kutschke, brought the city to life for us. Thank you.
    Written 19 May 2022
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  • Cindy D
    Southbury, CT110 contributions
    We visited with Sicilian relatives. There was a lot to see. We had a guide though he only spoke Italian-- but using iTranslate app we gathered some info. that we wouldn't have. There is a lot of climbing but we found it fascinating that the ancient ruins were in decent shape. The small museum of artifacts was also good.
    Written 29 October 2019
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  • EddieMoney33
    Yuma, AZ16 contributions
    It's a hike if you park at the bottom. But it is worth it. Bring a jacket. It's windy at the top. And bring a camera!
    Written 7 January 2018
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  • Pascal
    United Kingdom383 contributions
    The temple and amphitheater, are both amazing in their preservation and settings. The views from both are spectacular. The ticket is €6, so definitely worth it. There is quite a bit of walking to do so be aware of this but it really is worthwhile.
    Try to ignore the terribly rude staff at the gate or at the ticket booth and desk. They do not want to provide any information and very obviously have not been trained for visitors interaction. It is very clear that visitors are an annoyance to them, but for that reason now it think it’s also worth going and make sure you ask them at least one question too about the monuments or where to park. They hate it!
    Anyway, maybe if a managers read this they’ll get some training courses in place for them.
    So definitely worth the visit and so close to the motorway too, you can’t miss it.
    Written 16 October 2020
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  • SteveDurham
    Durham60 contributions
    The site is small in comparison with the Greek and Roman theatres in Siracusa and the archeology is preserved in quite a natural come rustic way, the site was clean with reasonable walking access to all areas (OK, some of the grass needed cutting) A huge positive was the fact that the site was all but deserted and we had the place to ourselves, were able to take our time and explore. No visitor information was offered or apparently available and there is next to no signage, there is an unmanned information centre but it’s Italian only (we read up our history on the internet beforehand) Cash only... no cards!
    Written 5 April 2019
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