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Discovering Selinunte and the Cusa Caves

Cradle of Magna Greca in Sicily

Selinunte and the Cusa Quarries represent two jewels of the historical and archaeological heritage of Sicily, silent witnesses to the greatness of Greek civilization.
Hidden among the gentle Sicilian hills and the intense blue of the Mediterranean, these two locations offer an unforgettable journey through time, discovering the art, culture, and traditions of a glorious era.

Selinunte: A Journey Among the Temples of Magna Graecia

Selinunte invites visitors to walk the streets traced thousands of years ago, admiring the remains of its imposing temples, some of which are among the best-preserved outside Greece.
Each temple, with its unique structure and architecture, tells a story of faith, engineering, and dedication to the divine.
The archaeological area of Selinunte includes not only temples but also ancient houses, city walls, and an acropolis, offering a complete view of daily life in one of the most powerful city-states of Magna Graecia.

Vista mozzafiato di uno dei templi antichi di Selinunte, che evidenzia la brillantezza architettonica della civiltà greca in Sicilia
Vista mozzafiato di uno dei templi antichi di Selinunte, che evidenzia la brillantezza architettonica della civiltà greca in Sicilia
Selinunte: A Journey Among the Temples of Magna Graecia

Selinunte invites visitors to walk the streets traced thousands of years ago, admiring the remains of its imposing temples, some of which are among the best-preserved outside Greece.
Each temple, with its unique structure and architecture, tells a story of faith, engineering, and dedication to the divine.
The archaeological area of Selinunte includes not only temples but also ancient houses, city walls, and an acropolis, offering a complete view of daily life in one of the most powerful city-states of Magna Graecia.

Due tronchi di colonna appoggiati l'uno contro l'altro nelle Cave di Cusa, illustrazione della tecnica di estrazione della pietra antica per i templi di Selinunte.
The Cusa Quarries: The Stone Workshops of the Ancient Greeks

Just a few kilometers from Selinunte, the Cusa Quarries offer a unique perspective on the ancient world. These quarries were the main source of the stone blocks used to build the temples of Selinunte.
Walking among the half-worked quarries, visitors can almost hear the echo of chisels that, century after century, shaped the stone.

The Cusa Quarries are an extraordinary archaeological site, where time seems to have stopped, leaving intact the extraction and processing techniques that testify to the advanced engineering of the era.

Why Visit Selinunte and the Cusa Quarries

Visiting Selinunte and the Cusa Quarries is not just a journey into history but also an opportunity to admire breathtaking landscapes that combine the natural beauty of Sicily with the wonders created by man.
. Every corner of these archaeological sites is a perfect example of how nature and history can merge, creating unforgettable scenes.

Una colonna solitaria si erge tra i ruderi di Selinunte, con il sereno Mare Mediterraneo sullo sfondo
Why Visit Selinunte and the Cusa Quarries

Visiting Selinunte and the Cusa Quarries is not just a journey into history but also an opportunity to admire breathtaking landscapes that combine the natural beauty of Sicily with the wonders created by man.
. Every corner of these archaeological sites is a perfect example of how nature and history can merge, creating unforgettable scenes.

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