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Parco Archeologico di Elea - Velia

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Address: Contrada Piana di Velia, 84046 Marina di Ascea, Cilento and Vallo di Diano National Park, Ascea, Italy
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Lovely site

Great opportunity to explore a site with remains of ancient Greece, Rome and then the medieval ruins above. Lovely views as well of the Cilento park and coastline.

Reviewed 24 October 2016
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Avignon, France
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were all alone the day we wandered around the ruins, imagining what it must have been like to live there 2,000 years ago, marveling at the building skills of those long-ago stone masons, and at the fact that some of their structres, like the Porta Rosa, are still intact.

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Naples, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Being curious, we went to Paestum for the day. Yes very informative, smaller than Pompeii, the archaeology work is also active. It's not much to see, but the ruins of the temples almost complete give a better explanation than the ruins in Pompeii. My wife and I were more interested in the buffalo cheese and the Paestum wine. Erick B.... More 

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Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 24 October 2016

Great opportunity to explore a site with remains of ancient Greece, Rome and then the medieval ruins above. Lovely views as well of the Cilento park and coastline.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016

We went here on our way through on a cycling trip, and were glad we did. The whole site is huge, with areas still being excavated and explored, so the offerings here will continue to grow over time. Having said that, what we saw was excellent. There are lots of things to see, and read. At the time of visiting,... More 

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Lagos, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Went to explore this site alone and enjoyed the experience a lot. There are many ruins to see and signs explain the history of them well. I went on a very hot day so I was lucky to take a bottle of water and a small towel. There are water faucets along the trail which you can use the wet... More 

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Edinburgh
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Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Like others had already visited Pompeii and Herculaneum. But then travelled to Cilento for a week by the beach and so discovered Paestum and Velia. Velia is a beautiful country walk with ruins and history too. Strangely this is the least known of the four sites and yet the best in terms of information provided to the tourist as you... More 

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Littleborough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 July 2016

Having visited Pompei and Herculaneum, I can honestly say that this place is just as interesting if not better and entry is only 3 euros. The remains of the disciple Matthew were found here many years ago which made it even more of a spiritual place to visit. I would definitely recommend a visit. If you forget to take water... More 

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McKinney, Texas
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Reviewed 17 June 2016

A really wonderful archaeological site to visit in 2 hours. Atmospheric, with great views from the tower. Took so many photos of the beautiful gate (Porta Rosa). We visited in very early June, and it was already hot, so bring water and wear a hat.

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Peaks Island, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2016

Velia or Elea as it is called by both names is extremely easy to find on the main road through Ascea. Parking is free and there appeared to be plenty of spaces. at the entrance you also find a small gift shop where I would advise you buy the small guide book and peruse before your walk through the ruins.... More 

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Westchester County, New York
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Reviewed 28 May 2016

It's difficult to imagine a quality sites circumstance more affordable than the dual ticket of Paestum and Velia. Between the two reasonably proximate wonders of ancient Grecia Magna remains (covered on different days as there is so much at each), we gained much insight into the wonders of an ancient brilliant culture. In each case, good walking shoes make for... More 

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