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Worth a visit if you're interested in archaeology

As you will see from other reviews, there's not much to excite the casual visitor, but if you are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lovely site

Great opportunity to explore a site with remains of ancient Greece, Rome and then the medieval... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2016
Rome, Italy
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Contrada Piana di Velia, 84046 Marina di Ascea, Cilento and Vallo di Diano National Park, Ascea, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As you will see from other reviews, there's not much to excite the casual visitor, but if you are interested in archaeology you will enjoy visiting this interesting site, even though only the lower part of site is currently open (September 2018). The upper part,...More

Thank peterandanna
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Elea in 2016 and were fascinated by the view from the top of the tower. Also the tower itself is improbable. Unfortunately this year we found out that a big part of the road upstairs was destroyed by a landslide and the tower...More

Thank Olga_Owlet
Reviewed 28 June 2018

We have visited Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Paestum - all of which are MUST SEE places. Sadly Velia is a place to avoid for several reasons. Firstly the site is only partly excavated, the part which is excavated is not being maintained with plants growing all...More

Thank kuede
Reviewed 8 April 2018

Compared to the other similar places within a 50 mile radius, this place leaves a lot to be desired and with the main area apparently closed, there is very little worth the visit. Honestly, don't bother, go back and see one of the other historical...More

Thank Bob D
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

First of all there are not signs showing the direction or even the existence of this precious site: if you haven't read or heard about it, you're not going to find out about it while on holiday in the area. It's in the town of...More

1  Thank Cyberchiara2014
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

This place feels like it is off the beaten track for the most part. The times I have been here have not been busy and the walk around the site was peaceful and quiet. Plan on spending at least 90 minutes or more to walk...More

2  Thank Daniel K
Reviewed 20 April 2017

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...More

Thank woodyhalsey
Reviewed 31 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...More

Thank ErickB958
Reviewed 25 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.

Thank elipublit
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...More

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