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La Dea di Morgantina

Via Torres Truppia 1, 94010 Aidone, Sicily, Italy
+39 0935 87955
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Great archaeological site, but lacking in signage, guides, etc.

DO NOT VISIT HERE unless you bring plenty of water with you. This is a huge site with lots of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
389tonyn
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Menlo Park, California
Interesting Work in Progress

Yes, Morgantina is a large site and it is an excavation in progress and probably not very well... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
diiplo11
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NYC
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“car park” (9 reviews)
“greek city” (9 reviews)
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Via Torres Truppia 1, 94010 Aidone, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

DO NOT VISIT HERE unless you bring plenty of water with you. This is a huge site with lots of walking and not a lot of shade. There are a few scattered shady spots but if you intend to see the site, be prepared. This...More

Thank 389tonyn
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Yes, Morgantina is a large site and it is an excavation in progress and probably not very well funded, as evidenced by the facilities and the signage in need of improvement. We first explored the small hill to the right of the entrance and then...More

Thank diiplo11
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

The site is very large, the Agora itself takes quite a long time to see. You would be well served to hire a guide or read up a lot before going, information is quite limited but the history is fascinating and very helpful to interpreting...More

Thank wineandtravellover
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

The site is nice, but still largely not excavated. Theater is small, but nice. Lots of interesting stuff to see. Signage is quite weathered and there are no materials at the entry, so I suggest you bring your own map and guidebook.

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 26 November 2016

The site where the "Dea di Morgantina" (the statue of the Venus of Morgantina) was found is actually an archeological site still being excavated. The site is about 10KM from Piazza Armerina (Enna) and can be reached by car only. The excavations have discovered that...More

1  Thank Luigi G
Reviewed 11 November 2016

Before you visit it's worth boning up on its history with Wikipedia (just type in Morgantina), because there's sparse information on the site itself. Signposts are rare as well. When you get to the car park you walk downhill and the entrance is on your...More

1  Thank Stevev98
Reviewed 24 October 2016

This should be a star attraction. A huge ruined Greek city on a wonderful hillside site but it is very difficult to interpret and hence appreciate the ruins. The current entrance has been moved together with the car park away from the ruined city centre...More

Thank quantockm
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

At a beautiful setting close to Aidone, Morgantina is a surprisingly large old Greek site. The large street plan gives an idea of its sites and the various ruines show details of various types of buildings. Good English explanations.

Thank StefanJM
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

An unexpected treasure off the beaten track but well worth the journey. Undeveloped site on a hillside so a sturdy pair of shoes is required but the scale and completeness of the site is remarkable. The views of the local area are pretty breathtaking too.

Thank Mr_Morcilla
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Another Sicilian archaeological treat. Site is spread out somewhat, with a few climbs here and there - none are too steep or long, but they are uneven, so best avoid flip flops. Site itself is impressive, the highlight being the small theatre area, which has...More

1  Thank J S
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James H
29 April 2017|
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Response from Luigi G | Reviewed this property |
Dovrebbe essere aperto tutti di giorni dalle 9 alle 18.30. Suggerirei di telefonare: 0935 87307
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Marcus C
28 July 2016|
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Response from 829jeremys | Reviewed this property |
As far as I remember it was open all day from mid morning to 5pm. I am sure if you check with the Tourist Office they can confirm. Good luck
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