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La Dea di Morgantina

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Address: Largo Torres Truppia, 1, 94010 Aidone, Sicily, Italy
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+39 0935 87955

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A very interesting archeological site

The site where the "Dea di Morgantina" (the statue of the Venus of Morgantina) was found is actually an archeological site still being excavated. The site is about 10KM from... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 November 2016
Luigi G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

The site where the "Dea di Morgantina" (the statue of the Venus of Morgantina) was found is actually an archeological site still being excavated. The site is about 10KM from Piazza Armerina (Enna) and can be reached by car only. The excavations have discovered that the history of the towns is varied as evidenced by some traces pertaining to the... More 

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Richmond, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Before you visit it's worth boning up on its history with Wikipedia (just type in Morgantina), because there's sparse information on the site itself. Signposts are rare as well. When you get to the car park you walk downhill and the entrance is on your right. We'd bought our ticket at Villa Romana del Casale (you get a discount if... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

This should be a star attraction. A huge ruined Greek city on a wonderful hillside site but it is very difficult to interpret and hence appreciate the ruins. The current entrance has been moved together with the car park away from the ruined city centre where most of the major buildings are exposed so that now you come into the... More 

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

At a beautiful setting close to Aidone, Morgantina is a surprisingly large old Greek site. The large street plan gives an idea of its sites and the various ruines show details of various types of buildings. Good English explanations.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

An unexpected treasure off the beaten track but well worth the journey. Undeveloped site on a hillside so a sturdy pair of shoes is required but the scale and completeness of the site is remarkable. The views of the local area are pretty breathtaking too.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Another Sicilian archaeological treat. Site is spread out somewhat, with a few climbs here and there - none are too steep or long, but they are uneven, so best avoid flip flops. Site itself is impressive, the highlight being the small theatre area, which has impressive acoustics if you stand in the centre. Kids (8 & 5) enjoyed it for... More 

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Ninove, Belgium
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

In my opinion this places is less interested. You can see some ruins of houses and that's it. During day it can be very hot. The villa romana del casale is more interesting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

The city of Morgantina is so fascinating because of the great amount yet to discover. Visiting it is both a travel in time and in the mystery of the fate of that city. All this immersed in a scenery that is both breathtaking and probably not changed much since the Morgantina was in its heydays.

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Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

A gem. So interesting. Very peaceful too. Quite a large area to walk round. It was not easy to find but worth it when we got there

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Saint-Jeannet, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

Morgantina is a little-known, Greek, archaeological site not far from Piazza Armerina. Not as big or as well-developed as Agrigento or Selinunte, it is nonetheless interesting. The site is a work in progress, headed by archaeologists from the US and Italy. There is still much to discover. The so-called "Venus of Morgantina" is in the nearby Museum of Aidone.

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