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Sunday, June 21, 2015

Scavi di Velia: A Must See If Visiting Salerno, Ascea, And Surrounds

Scavi di Velia
Ancient Ruins, Sights & Landmarks

Well preserved and maintained, these ancient ruins date back to the 4th Century BC. Originally a Greek colony, the Romans renamed the city 2000 years ago, adding to and expanding the city. The tower, church, and other buildings at the top of the settlement date back to medieval times.

There are many Roman ruins, including a bath, villas, houses, and an acropolis, but the highlight is Porta Rossa (Pink Gate), once an entrance to the city and well worth the climb. There is a well-preserved fresco in the large villa on the path back to the reception center as well as a nice mosaic floor in the baths located in the lower part of the site.

Entry is just €3 with a reduced price of €1.50 for students, teachers, and seniors. They are open daily  from 9am to one hour before sunset except for December 25th and January 1st when they are closed.

An outstanding value at twice the price ...

CombatCritic Gives Zona Archeologico di Velia 10 Bombs Out Of 10 ... More Bombs Are Better!






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Title: Scavi di Velia: A Must See If Visiting Salerno, Ascea, And Surrounds

Key Words: acropolis, ancient, baths, colony, fresco, Greek, medieval, mosaic, Pink Gate, Porta Rossa, Roman, Romans, ruins, value, villa, villas, Zona Archeologico di Velia, 

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