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Requires some imagination

The Roman cistern was worth a visit, although it is 8m down a tiny spiral staircase! The ruins were... read more

Reviewed August 20, 2017
Julia E
Oxford, United Kingdom
Beautiful view on the town

Although there is not much to see on the site itself, except the foundations of ruined Roman and... read more

Reviewed July 14, 2017
Marken, The Netherlands
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Reviewed August 20, 2017

The Roman cistern was worth a visit, although it is 8m down a tiny spiral staircase! The ruins were very much a working archeological site I thought. There are a couple of boards giving information on the site but it requires some imagination to really...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Julia E
Reviewed July 14, 2017 via mobile

Although there is not much to see on the site itself, except the foundations of ruined Roman and Etruscan buildings, the Roman cistern is well-preserved and definitely worth a visit. The site also offers a beautiful view on the old town.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank BerryGroot
Reviewed May 28, 2017

I wouldn't have paid the entrance fee to get in here, had it not have been included on the ticket for the Roman Theater on the other side of town. There wasn't much to see and unless you have a good imagination; it is mostly...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed May 10, 2017

We arrived close to closing, having been routed circuitously around a construction sight. The ruins are relatively small when compared to the Roman amphitheater. The underground area was closed.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank soosihongkong
Reviewed November 26, 2016

Beautiful view from the park (free). The 5euro price for the ruins is higher than it's worth. I'm interested in the Etruscans so that's the only reason I went. Though you get entrance to the Roman Teatro also, so that might make it worth it;...More

Date of experience: November 2016
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Reviewed October 15, 2016

Nice park with in the city walls, very nice views and some interesting ruins to see, there was a musician playing a harp as well.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Sean M
Reviewed October 1, 2016

At first sight there is not much to look at but make sure you do not miss a visit underground to the cistern, also included in the admission is the Roman amphitheater on the other side of town provided you visit it the same day....More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed September 3, 2016

This attraction was suggested to me from a friend of mine and I went to see it once there and it was simply magical both the site and also the views of the city one can see from up there.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Keith L
Reviewed August 25, 2016

Apart from the Etruscan remains, and later Roman building foundations unearthed, there isn't too much else to see here. There is a reasonable climb up from the town, not good forushchairs etc.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Hawthorn37
Reviewed August 3, 2016

First, its not a difficult walk. I agree its poorly signed and we walked around the park for a bit not realizing it was right in front of us. The cisterns make it worthwhile and while compared to other ruins they arent that spectacular they...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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