Parco Archeologico di Urbs Salvia

Parco Archeologico di Urbs Salvia, Urbisaglia

Parco Archeologico di Urbs Salvia

Parco Archeologico di Urbs Salvia
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Historic Sites • Ancient Ruins • Historic Walking Areas • Scenic Walking Areas
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10:00 AM - 12:30 PM, 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
3:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
3:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
3:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
3:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
3:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
3:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
3:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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The remains of the ancient Roman city Urbs Salvia spread over an area of about 40 hectares. On the highest point of the site is the freshwater Reservoir, two long tunnels which secured a permanent water supply for the urban settlement.Proceeding downwards, the imposing Roman Theatre, built on a Greek model, and a niched building.At the foot of the hill is the Sanctuary complex dedicated to goddess Salus Augusta, where you can still see frescoes in the 3rd Pompeian style. Just outside the city walls, two funeral monuments and the Amphitheatre, one of the best preserved examples of this type in Le Marche.
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david B
Tring, UK85 contributions
Solo
On a sleepy afternoon I got a personal one to one tour of the Roman reservoir/ cistern from the guide manning the tourist office in the pleasant hill village. Interesting and unusual. Not a major site but worth visiting. The guide was friendly, informative and proud of his town. I then had a very bumpy cycle ride down the track to the amphitheatre. We had been told it was a foot and cycle path. - but it's not for road bikes!Loose surface, sharp turns and steps/bumps.
A wait at the site as the guide was already out doing a tour. 9 potential visitors came and went while she was away. When she returned I was admitted to the amphitheatre. She would not do another tour for another 30 minutes. Really quite offhand and not interested in offering anything. Settled down with her phone and laptop. Very different from the first guy. A shame.
The amphitheatre is lovely. Not a lot left to see but very atmospheric.
Written September 20, 2020
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firstimer050
Cockermouth, UK5 contributions
Couples
It's a very complete site with mosaics, wall paintings, amphitheatre and other remains but, as a lot of things in Marche, with limited opening and if , like me , you're not confident in your ability to phone to arrange a tour, it is very frustrating to not be able to access the park.
Written September 25, 2012
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Thanks for your review! Unfortunately, Le Marche has not a great number of visitors, so it's quite difficult for us to arrange the access to the park throughout the year. For the moment, we are able to open the park every day in summer, maybe in the future we can extend opening hours if there are more visitors. We'll try!
Written June 7, 2013
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2xofus
Katoomba, Australia450 contributions
Couples
Buy your ticket at the main site office on type 78 , buy the English handbook or ask for the English guide. The amphitheatre, theater and fort for€5. Fascinating medieval and Roman site.
Written June 3, 2017
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Greg M
Basingstoke, UK115 contributions
Couples
What an amazing find! Whilst wandering around the hilltop town of Urbisaglia one evening we nipped into the Tourist Information office to check out the sites and the guy behind the desk said he could show us an old Roman water reservoir. Intrigued, we agreed to return the following morning as he opened up.

So the following day the guy sold us a couple of tickets that covered all the local sites, turned into a very knowledgeable tour guide and then walked us down to the underground reservoir pointing out all the local views as we walked. What an amazing piece of engineering that you would never find (and can’t actually get into) without a guide, fed by local springs and holding water that would then supply the Roman town.

After the guide pointed out what else we could visit nearby, we parted company and explored the top half of the old Roman town, particularly the theatre. The town was huge but there is very little to see as so much is still covered. However our guide explained that we could drive down into the valley and meet his colleague who could show us the amphitheatre and old temples, all covered by the ticket.

So we continued to walk back across the medieval turn of Urbisaglia, dropping into the old fort before returning to the car. Again an amazing location, complete with all it’s fortifications and tower which affords incredible views if you are fit enough to ascend the very steep stairs. And again, covered by the ticket.

So, down to the other end of the old Roman town to meet our other guide who first sent us off to wander around the small amphitheatre – completely enclosed by it’s oval banked seating, laid out with seating for a local operatic event later in the evening – so cool and atmospheric. All finished off with a very educational tour of the remains of the Roman Temple from our very knowledgeable guide in perfect English.

What a morning. Personal guides, three great sites and all for €7 each! And finished off by being informed that the tickets would also cover a fourth site - the nearby Abbadia di Fiastra!

You would be a fool to miss such a great experience! And so cheap!
Written August 1, 2016
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Jeannette L
Gordon's Bay, South Africa14 contributions
Family
I was transported to another time. The frescos that have been preserved are mind-blowing. What a time or artistry!
Written November 21, 2013
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Paul S
Berg am Starnberger See, Germany64 contributions
Family
In have been to a great deal of Roman ruins of late (in Turkey and Israel) and this was no disappointment. You get a good feeling for how culturally alive and sophisticated a pre-Christian Roman town was. There is a lot to uncover there, but a lot to see as well.
Written May 29, 2018
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TS333
Cardiff, UK123 contributions
Couples
Worth a wander around this ancient site.
The guide was excellent, switching into Italian,German and English very readily !
Written September 7, 2017
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Sofia
10 contributions
Couples
The town centre with the fortress is worth visiting and has a lovely view on the surrounding countryside. However, after driving down to the lower part of the Parco Archeologico, it became extremely disappointing. We have intended to visit the famous Amphitheatre, however it was not possible to go there without a guide, and not a single member of staff was to be found, merely a sign that they'd be back soon. Unwilling to wait for long, we decided to walk up to the Teatro, of which we had seen many photos. That promotional photo, it turns out, had not been replaced for years! Expecting to see what had been promised on the photo, we were met with a fenced off area containing a lot of shrubbery and trees. We even walked around it in case we had misunderstood. Nope, there it was, a pile of rocks barely visible and heavily overgrown. The only reason we knew it was the same place? The old photo has a pile of scaffolding in the middle. That's still there. A rather disappointing visit, especially since we had paid for it.
Written July 6, 2017
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66Lynette
Auckland39 contributions
Couples
Incredibly interesting tour. The guides were very knowledgeable and engaging - great at painting the picture of the context of the whole site and it's place in history. A wonderful illustration of the complexity of archaeological digs, restoration and the challenges in prioritising work. The story of the whole is more important than any individual site. Extra funds would be really useful, but unlikely, so their ability to relay really good information was appreciated.
Written November 3, 2016
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mcic1971
Livorno Ferraris, Italy419 contributions
Family
Nice visit to this place. You can see some ancient building done by roman. I would say this site need more money to mantein these building otherwise there is the risk Too loose everything
Written August 14, 2016
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Parco Archeologico di Urbs Salvia is open:
  • Sun - Sat 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Sun - Sat 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM