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“Another 'must see'”
Review of Cave di Cusa

Cave di Cusa
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Reviewed September 25, 2013

This wasn't on our original itinerary but really pleased our B.&B hosts told us about it. This was the quarry created by the Greeks to cut the stone they used for the temples of Selinunte. You can see where the columns were hacked out of the rock and you also become aware of the magnitude of the task - the quarry must be at least 5 kilometres from the temple site. You can also see where the quarrying had to cease immediately when the Carthaginians attacked, with enormous rocks prepared as columns lying discarded on the ground. Very atmospheric.
Tickets also provide entry to the Selinunte temples - by the way, it's free for those aged 65 and over on production of driving licence or similar.

Thank Ealingfolk
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Reviewed May 25, 2013

We were very fortunate to be given a tour by a distant relative who works in the park. He brought to life the history and the place. You can imagine the poor souls who worked and lived in this quarry to create Selinute. Thank you Nino

Thank Dosshead
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Reviewed May 18, 2013

I arrived on Sunday 12th. And I saw a nice building, and the gates of this building were closed by a chain and a lock. I suppose that you could enter Cave di Cusa through this ineccesible building (museum?) or somewhere left or right. I didn't find it.
And as I am realy angry because I definitly wanted to see these ruins - here is one point.

Thank indiGermany
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Reviewed May 15, 2013

Then this is the place for you. Admission is included in the ticket price for Selinunte, so if you've been there first, then hang on to your ticket. Hardly anyone there, an abundance of wild flowers grasses and birds. But the main reason for going there is the huge stones, some of which are almost finished ready to be cut off their bases. A word of warning, we did see some snakes, so tread with care, especially if you are wearing sandals.

Thank Christine C
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Reviewed October 28, 2012

If you're going to Selinunte (as us) or you will come from there it's a good addition to come here. It's not crowded, we were the only ones there. And it's not got a touristy feel of it.. there is nothing except some small paths, relaxing nature, the stones and the quarry.

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