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Interesting archaeological site

A very interesting site. Bit of a walk and climb to get there from Santa Flavia!! Try to get a lift... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
MopsieMoo
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Bedale, United Kingdom
Couples treck

We did not know what to expect here but we were pleasantly surprised. There are some ruins and you... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
maisiemoo54
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Durham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very interesting site. Bit of a walk and climb to get there from Santa Flavia!! Try to get a lift or transport to the site as some of walking there is a bit strenuous too. 6euros admission. Only some if info in English. The...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did not know what to expect here but we were pleasantly surprised. There are some ruins and you do have to climb a bit in the heat but it is worth it for the views it offers. There are herds of mountain goats roaming...More

Thank maisiemoo54
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

Visited today. Spent a little over an hour to walk around the site. Sadly, many of the signage boards are in a poor state of repair / unreadable / really poor English translation! There is also thing by way of marked route around the site,...More

Thank Chappers48
Reviewed June 22, 2018 via mobile

This is an architectural gem, a site spanning centuries from Phoenician times to Roman times. Drive up the hill and park. Entrance is 4 euro each. Wear sensible shoes as you are basically following an unmade Roman road up a mountain whilst taking in the...More

Thank nannymcphee
Reviewed May 7, 2018

Steep above the clementines and the black and white cats and the crumbling ocher palazzo in Santa Flavia. Gorgeous sea views and lichen covered ruins among the grass and wild flowers. Many mosaics left in the sunshine and a fascinating little museum with amazing pottery...More

1  Thank laranickel
Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

We used a taxi to the top so we were fresh to walk around the site. Allow 2 hours and then an easy walk down hill to the port. If you bear left towards the restaurant (which is closed at lunchtimes) there is a footpath...More

1  Thank Lilyoftheshire
Reviewed December 18, 2017

You have to take a narrow road up the mountain with quite a few switchbacks. The entrance fee is 4 euro. The settlement is mostly in ruins and many of the signs are damaged but the expanse of the place is impressive and the views...More

Thank Trish E
Reviewed November 10, 2017

The tradition that Solunto is one of the three Sicilian towns, which are steadily dominated by the Punic people, is part of the narrative of the Greek historian Tucidide (460-395 BC; The Peloponnese War, VI, 2): "When then the Greeks came overseas [in Sicily] in...More

2  Thank Brun066
Reviewed September 18, 2017

Not much there.We had a lovely walk, both ways of our hotel.A few shops and cafes.Either way!Great train service and station.There were some paths ,but had to be alert ,for oncoming traffic.But that makes it more appealing!

Thank alexandra h
Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

Nice ancient ruins but much nicer trekking up the hill (we went by foot from Santa Flavia) and down. And spectacular sight views on Porticello and Palermo. It really worth to visit!

2  Thank Jarosław K
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