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Small Site to Enjoy without Throngs of Tourists

My relative and I wandered these ruins entirely by ourselves for the hour we were there, without... read more

Reviewed October 18, 2018
WVJeff304
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Diana, West Virginia
Beautiful site with excellent views

The ruins are well kept and interesting to wander around. The children enjoyed running around the... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2018
539ana
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London, United Kingdom
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18 Oct 2018
“Small Site to Enjoy without Throngs of Tourists”
27 Aug 2018
“Beautiful site with excellent views”
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Reviewed October 18, 2018

My relative and I wandered these ruins entirely by ourselves for the hour we were there, without interruption by any other tourists. Rare to enjoy such an experience, and well worth the side trip to see the ruins.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

The ruins are well kept and interesting to wander around. The children enjoyed running around the buildings and trying to imagine what the site may have looked like at the height of its use. Some areas were cordoned off when we visited due to archeological...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 539ana
Reviewed September 18, 2017

Il Santuario is the name given to the archeological area on Monte Saraceno on the outskirts of the town of Pietrabbondante. Entrance to the site costs 2 Euros and the main attraction is the temple (A&B) and the theater which is in samnite style of...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed October 1, 2016

We were the only people touring the ruins and it was great. You could sit in the amphitheater and really take some time to study the ruins and enjoy the view. This is really a beautiful area and seems to be undiscovered by tourists. It...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Diane H
Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

The religious center of the Samnites'. We visited in mid-September and had the ruins all to ourselves. Where else can you get that besides Molise?? It's not a big ruin, but they're still digging and finding new things all the time, so I expect it...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

I spent 2 1/2 weeks in this small village of Pietrabbondate . This historic site is breathtaking . I spent time just sitting there . By the way , the seats are ergonomically correct !! The Samnites were amazing . I highly recommend this site...More

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed July 13, 2016

We visited last year and returned.. The view is unbelievable and so vast.. The seats in the amphitheatre are curved for comfort to your back. Built so long ago, it is amazing the thought that went into it. So high above , the spot was...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed June 30, 2015

An important visit that is a must for anyone visiting Pietrabbondante! Forget the fact that it only costs 2 euro, seeing one of the most important pre-roman archaeological finds is an awe inspiring feeling. The fact that the Sanniti was the ONLY group of people...More

Date of experience: June 2015
2  Thank davisten
Reviewed May 3, 2015

One of the things that makes this site special is the location - a spectacular view looking down into the valley below. The highlight - as the name suggests - is the amphitheater. The Samnites had a long history of contacts with both Greeks and...More

Date of experience: May 2015
1  Thank tourdelmundo
Reviewed November 13, 2014 via mobile

If your near Isernia make sure you take the drive to Pietrabbondante. The archeological site here is filled with amazing history. Make sure you have a guide to get the full story.

Date of experience: September 2014
1  Thank brianhG2494ZY
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