Solunto

Solunto, Santa Flavia


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Cindy D
Southbury, CT106 contributions
Worth the climb.
Oct 2019
We visited with Sicilian relatives. There was a lot to see. We had a guide though he only spoke Italian-- but using iTranslate app we gathered some info. that we wouldn't have. There is a lot of climbing but we found it fascinating that the ancient ruins were in decent shape. The small museum of artifacts was also good.
Written October 29, 2019
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GlennL73
Beckenham, UK415 contributions
Well worth a little walk and a visit
May 2019 • Family
Although most of it is ruins and has apparently been excavated by archaeologist, there are marked routes around the site with information on boards about each area in Italian and English. Although there is not much to see the boards are very informative and you can picture what life was like when Solunto was at its peak. There is a small museum with some of the items excavated to see. It cost I think 8 Euros for x 2 adults and a child to enter. Have some change as this venue does not have a cafe or anywhere to seek refreshment other than a reasonably priced vending machine, which vends beautiful cold drinks, biscuits and crisps. As you can guess we went on a hot day. Do not go if you have trouble walking as you will find it hard going.
Written June 24, 2019
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BackPacker784654
37 contributions
Amazing
Sep 2018 • Couples
Truly worth the visit even only if for the views let alone the amazing historic remains. You can walk on the very roads that the Romans and those before them did.
Written October 23, 2018
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ALAN W
Norwich, UK12 contributions
Terrific place to visit
Oct 2018
Excellent signage in English - unlike an earlier reviewer I can’t see what they are saying. It is very very beautiful. A must see.
Written October 22, 2018
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MopsieMoo
Bedale, UK54 contributions
Interesting archaeological site
Sep 2018 • Couples
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 big info boards at beginning of tour have been renewed and are in English . However as you get deeper into the site the info boards are old and weathered and English is not readable. Interesting ruins and informative museum. Fantastic views across coast and island. Worth the climb!! The descent into the port much easier.
Written September 28, 2018
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maisiemoo54
Durham, UK57 contributions
Couples treck
Sep 2018 • Couples
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 around. You will hear their bells before you see them. It is worth a visit but you will need a car to access it
Written September 17, 2018
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Chappers48
London, UK163 contributions
OK but so much more could be made of the site
Jul 2018
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, making it somewhat random as to whether we’d seen everything. Having said all this, it is worth a visit. Entry cost is €4 per adult
Written July 22, 2018
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nannymcphee
Milton Keynes, UK90 contributions
Fascinating and peaceful
Jun 2018 • Couples
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 scenery.
It has a very undeveloped feeling about it, but the benefit is that there’s hardly anyone else around. You can really use your imagination as you wander over ruins, mosaics and barely standing structures overgrown with wild flowers, herbs and wildlife.
Be sure to take water and allow 2-3 hours to soak in the atmosphere.
Not much info in English do research first on Wikipedia etc to understand the history.
Written June 22, 2018
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laranickel
New York City, NY3 contributions
above the sea
Apr 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 finds. No temple but a whole village to explore. A favorite!
Written May 7, 2018
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Lilyoftheshire
Long Buckby, UK48 contributions
Worth the effort
Apr 2018 • Couples
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 and millions of steps that take you into porticello instead of taking the road. The site doesn’t have an English guide book and what signs there are mostly unreadable after first couple. But do it for the wild flowers and the amazing views. The ruins are amazing and it’s wonderful to wander amongst them but wear good strong shoes it can be quite slippery in places.
Written April 29, 2018
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