Sito archeologico di Tindari (Patti, Me)

Sito archeologico di Tindari (Patti, Me)

Sito archeologico di Tindari (Patti, Me)
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User1702350
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
THe site was closed, nobody dare, it was forbidden to go up by your own car, allthough there was parking space for about 50 cars. You had to take a bus for 2 Euro. Church was closed, too. Bad experience - all other sites in Sicilia are better to visit -
Written July 7, 2022
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Iweinvanaalst
Lille, Belgium596 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2012 • Couples
The archeological site of Tindari is located on a promontory in the bay of the Tyrhenian sea between Milazzo and Gioiosa Marea. It covers the ruins of Tyndaris, a greek city founded in 396 BC by Dyonisius the Elder.

Tyndaris was colonised by Rome in 254 BC and most of the actual vestiges date from the roman era.

We scheduled a visit to the archeological site as it was mentioned in several guidebooks. Alas, it proved to be a terrible disappointment for the following reasons :

First of all, there is very little to see. A little museum houses some inconspicuous artefacts found on site. Highlights of the walk are a small but rather well kept theatre, a monumental gateway and some mosaics in a bathing facility.

Secondly, there is a lack of information. No guided tour, audioguide or guidebook are available. The information in the museum and the minimalistic panels along the walk are in italian only.

Thirdly, the site clearly lacks maintenance. There is high grass everywhere and the walk is not clearly indicated.

Fourthly, the much acclaimed view of the lagoon below the ancient city is blocked by fences, preventing you from approaching the edge of the promontory.

In conclusion, don’t waste time or money here. The archeological site of Tindari is not even worth a stop when passing by.

PS :

Beware of Sicily ! It is an ideal location to practice water sports during high season, enjoy excellent food in a charming atmosphere and enroll for a few organized excursions with a local guide. It is however no country for individual cultural visit ! There are not that many highlights, opening times are liable to sudden changes and usually information is available only in Italian.
Written July 25, 2012
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rojo306
Hertford, UK576 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Family
Whenever I visit tindari, I spend the day there. Have something to eat and relax and enjoy the day. Walk around the ruins and explore.

Definitely worth a visit.
Written August 15, 2016
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fjane84
Island of Malta, Malta669 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015 • Couples
Despite the site being 'in ruins', many buildings were in excellent condition, some standing several stories high. The mosaics in the bath house were really beautiful and in fantastic condition considering the age and turbulent history.
The small museum held some lovely items, but no English signs as usual in Italy.
The site held some real atmosphere and beauty. It's amazing to see the same building techniques being 2000 years ago and the worn ancient steps up to the basilica.
It is situated in a picturesque and peaceful landscape full of wildlife.
Written March 3, 2015
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Christine M
Southampton, UK134 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2013 • Family
First of all don't get caught out by the signs saying 'no entry' that guide you into the expensive car park. Keep driving up the hill. There is a second, cheaper, car park on the right under the olive trees but you can drive right up to the Church and park in the square. Good idea if you can't cope with a steep climb. The ruins are worth a look although could be a bit better maintained. Couple of nice places for a coffee up there and some touristy gift stalls. You can't beat the views.
Written October 30, 2013
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Finata
Amsterdam, The Netherlands46 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Beautiful mosaics, nice museum, nice site. Unfortunately explanations are only in Italian, but Google Translate is your best friend :).
Written January 16, 2020
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Christian W
Bergisch Gladbach, Germany844 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Friends
The venue is located in Tindari which is situated on top of a hill next to the sea which is worth a visit alone. Parking in Tindari is not possible. A parking lot on the foot of the hill must be used and the hill is either climbed by foot or using a bus. The exploration site is quite large. The rest of a Roman theatre and a basilica from the Bysanthic Time are the best part of the site. But the rest, like the Roman thermes and some rest of a villa are interesting too.
Written October 3, 2017
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Murphster1997
Burlington, Canada8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015 • Couples
Tindari is a hidden gem in the midst of all of the beauty that is Sicilia. It is like a mini Pompeii and it looks as though there is still plenty more that is being excavated. The only issue we had (and it's our fault for not knowing the Italian language) is that there is limited English translations of the exhibits. If you plan on going and can't read Italian, it may be best to google and research what you will find here because I'm sure we missed a lot.
Written January 1, 2016
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keithmalin
Guildford, UK333 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Couples
To get to the archeological ruins at Tindari (Tyndaris) you need first to get to the vast sanctuary dominating the landscape and then drop down past all the tacky stalls. Officially you need to park at the bottom of the hill and take the shuttle bus up, but all visitors were ignoring the no entry signs when we went, and just kept going all the way up to the small car park by the sanctuary itself.

The ruins themselves are scattered across a vast, peaceful area, largely given over to nature, but apart from the remains of a sacred building and a house you do need to use your imagination, doubtless reaching the conclusion that "it must have been big"- which it was. There are plenty of other much more spectacular sites dotted across Sicily, but if you find yourself on the north coast spend an hour or so at Tindaris.

There are a couple of places where you can get something to drink, but most of the stalls are selling religious paraphernalia.
Written October 16, 2015
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MJP
Cranston, RI83 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Couples
This archaeological area reminded me of Pompeii but 100% less crowded and of course smaller. It is well worth the 4 euros and the views and photo opportunities are plentiful. Highly recommend!
Written July 7, 2015
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