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Columns carved out of the Rock and wild flowers

The Cave di Cusa is several kilometres from Selinunte so you need transport. There was no custodian... read more

Reviewed April 16, 2016
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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Stone was hewn from this quarry to build the temples of Selinunte. In 409BC , quarry workers were... read more

Reviewed October 4, 2018
Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 4, 2018

Stone was hewn from this quarry to build the temples of Selinunte. In 409BC , quarry workers were excavating columns from the native stone when they received news of a large Carthaginian fleet sailing towards Selinunte. The workers abandoned their tools & work stations in...More

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Reviewed January 7, 2018

This is an illuminating experience that should not be overlooked by anyone visiting Selinute. Enough to make a lasting impression on everyone,especially children. The impressive columns didn't just fall out of the sky,readymade,but were created by skill and hard work using slave labor without modern...More

Thank Cocciolino2015
Reviewed June 18, 2017

It is quite eerie to visit this quarry, but fascinating also. When the war was lost, the site was abandoned. The drums for the temples at Selinunte were left strewn about or still in place in the quarry walls. You can visualize how the workers...More

1  Thank rondi3
Reviewed April 28, 2017

Out of the way but worth a combined visit with Seliunte. A maximum of an hour needed. The best bits are at the start of the trail but walking to the end past the chiselled rock walls on one side and olive groves on the...More

Thank Robert D
Reviewed January 14, 2017

This is the quarry where the stone from the temples at Selinute was taken. The site is not easy to get to, but if you go you will find it a magical place. It is almost as if the stone workers have just downed tools...More

Thank Boswarthan
Reviewed April 16, 2016

The Cave di Cusa is several kilometres from Selinunte so you need transport. There was no custodian when we got there in the late afternoon and the site is generally accessible. For much of the time we were the only people there. It is interesting...More

Thank Clinor
Reviewed March 5, 2016

The quarry from which came the building blocks of Selinunte! It is wonderful to walk among discs almost completed. The is No address but signs are numerous in Campobello do Maraza!I I did note GPS coordinates: N37 37.187 E012 43.346

Reviewed January 21, 2016 via mobile

If you go to the temp,Es find this off the beaten path query too. All the rock for the temples came from here and you can see how it was accomplished and run all over the place. Great hike too.

Thank Marsha M
Reviewed January 19, 2016

Cusa Cave is the site where the stone came from to build the temples of Selinute. You can see the actual stones that were quarried and left for unknown reasons, it is a lovely area, quiet and very interesting

Thank Kristin D
Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

I was blessed with a trip to Sicily to visit family members and was in awe of the ancient quarry. It was really fascinating to see something as ancient as Cave di Cusa. I can't even imagine how they managed to carve such massive stones...More

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