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“Mystical archeological landscape”

Carsulae - Parco Archeologico
Ranked #2 of 57 things to do in Terni
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Level 6 Contributor
82 reviews
20 attraction reviews
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“Mystical archeological landscape”
Reviewed February 8, 2014

Carsulae is more than an archeological site. The roman ruins are beautifull and interesting. But there is something more to it. The setting and the landscape is one of those unique places where one feels connected to the past. The park is substantial, so you will have the chance to stroll around the ruins by yourselves and experience the history and the age old landscape. Other roman sites are more complete, but this is as close as you can get to the look and feel of a roman town in it's original setting in the landscape.

Visited December 2013
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Varese, Italy
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“Seriously undervalued...”
Reviewed September 27, 2013

When we arrived to the car park, a large one but was deserted and looked so... abandoned... we had our doubts if really there was an archaeological park or if the site was closed but after a long walk we found the visitor centre and phew...

This archaeological site cannot be compared to Pompeii or Ephesus; this is much smaller and it doesn't have the magnificence of the ones mentioned so crowds, don't exist here.. here you can lie on the meadow, sit on the bench and admire for hours the ruins view wanted, no rush...

Around the Flaminian Way, is easy but if adventuring beyond the mausoleums or the amphitheatre area and beyond, can see the typical procrastinated interest regarding the maintenance of ancient sites (tall grass) so perfect places to harbour rats, snakes... Another ancient site, just one hour away, there is one splendid Roman theatre in the middle of nowhere, abandoned...

The visitor centre is perfect, adequate, family and educational friendly and has a small exhibition of partial statues, tombstones, artifacts found there as well as a small archaeologists research center. Staff with hearing impairment are employed.

Completely agree with other reviews, more archaeologists than tourists, interesting but not impressive... not yet...

Visited September 2013
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Adelaide, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
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“Intimate Roman City”
Reviewed September 13, 2013

So many Roman sites are shared by the hustle and bustle of noisy tourists. This site is large, quiet and intimate. Sit amongst the ruins or theatre, amphitheatre, temples, forum, basilica...and more. Stroll along the stone pavement of the Via Flaminia and imagine what Augustan period life was like.

Visited June 2013
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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“More archaeologists than tourists”
Reviewed August 25, 2013

Quite a few ruins including baths, bascilica, forum, amphitheatre and others and good value for money at €5. Included in the price is a paper guide (available in a number of languages). Really interesting to be able to see things so close up without having to fight your way through hordes of other visitors. There is also a little museum displaying artefacts found on the site. At the time of our visit there were a lot of archaeologists busy digging away so I guess the visible ruins will slowly be expanded

Visited June 2013
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San Gemini, Italy
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“romping around ruins”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Roman ruins amidst green meadows, shady trees and surrounded by the soft green hills of Umbria. It's an inexpensive and peaceful walk and there are signs with information about the ruins. If you want a more detailed tour you can ask for a guide at the ticket box/museum. The ruins are well kept and an interesting and unexpected interlude from the medieval towns of Umbria.

Visited June 2013
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