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Carsulae - Parco Archeologico

Address: Strada di Carsoli, 8, 05100 Terni, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0744 334133
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Ranked #3 of 16 Attractions in Terni
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Cultural
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Cultural

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Bellingham, Washington
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68 reviews 68 reviews
21 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This is an absolutely awe inspiring place to visit. You can walk among these ancient ruins and touch them and feel a connection with the past...not to mention the fantastic view of the countryside you get. Could have spent much more time here. Really worth a side trip if you happen to be close by. You will be amazed.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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63 reviews 63 reviews
7 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Our visit to Carsulae started at mid-morning with the fear of a walk under the scorching summer sun. What we noticed first, on the other hand, was the large number of trees shading the whole archaeologic compound, which allows regales visitors with plenty of fresh air. The ruins are an interesting and pleasant backdrop with later items, such as the... More 

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Wells, UK
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed a peaceful few hours at this excellent Roman site. The lack of visitors, even on a Sunday, made our slow meandering around the ruins all the more pleasurable. Don't expect a huge site, but the mix of amphitheatre, theatre, forum and basilica gives a great idea of the important elements of a Roman town.

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48 reviews 48 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Carsulae is more than an archeological site. The roman ruins are beautifull and interesting. But there is something more to it. The setting and the landscape is one of those unique places where one feels connected to the past. The park is substantial, so you will have the chance to stroll around the ruins by yourselves and experience the history... More 

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Varese, Italy
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225 reviews 225 reviews
50 attraction reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

When we arrived to the car park, a large one but was deserted and looked so... abandoned... we had our doubts if really there was an archaeological park or if the site was closed but after a long walk we found the visitor centre and phew... This archaeological site cannot be compared to Pompeii or Ephesus; this is much smaller... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

So many Roman sites are shared by the hustle and bustle of noisy tourists. This site is large, quiet and intimate. Sit amongst the ruins or theatre, amphitheatre, temples, forum, basilica...and more. Stroll along the stone pavement of the Via Flaminia and imagine what Augustan period life was like.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Quite a few ruins including baths, bascilica, forum, amphitheatre and others and good value for money at €5. Included in the price is a paper guide (available in a number of languages). Really interesting to be able to see things so close up without having to fight your way through hordes of other visitors. There is also a little museum... More 

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San Gemini, Italy
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Roman ruins amidst green meadows, shady trees and surrounded by the soft green hills of Umbria. It's an inexpensive and peaceful walk and there are signs with information about the ruins. If you want a more detailed tour you can ask for a guide at the ticket box/museum. The ruins are well kept and an interesting and unexpected interlude from... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

The BEST thing in Itlay! My wife and I visited the site 2 years ago base on a single google review. We visited the site on a misty morning and when we got there we thought that it was closed because there were no cars in the parking lot. It was open and it was magical (as breath0-taking as Maachu... More 

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New Jersey
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186 reviews 186 reviews
43 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

If you like ruins, don't miss Carsulae. We visited 17 years ago and were awed. This time was even better, because the government has added an interpretive center (with a little cafe) and signage. It is wonderful to be able to walk among these ancient stones and foundations -- without the kinds of crowds you find in Pompeii and even... More 

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