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Columns carved out of the Rock and wild flowers

The Cave di Cusa is several kilometres from Selinunte so you need transport. There was no custodian... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2016
Clinor
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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Stone was hewn from this quarry to build the temples of Selinunte. In 409BC , quarry workers were... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2018
BluePete
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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 October 2018

Stone was hewn from this quarry to build the temples of Selinunte. In 409BC , quarry workers were excavating columns from the native stone when they received news of a large Carthaginian fleet sailing towards Selinunte. The workers abandoned their tools & work stations in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank BluePete
Reviewed 8 January 2018

This is an illuminating experience that should not be overlooked by anyone visiting Selinute. Enough to make a lasting impression on everyone,especially children. The impressive columns didn't just fall out of the sky,readymade,but were created by skill and hard work using slave labor without modern...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Cocciolino2015
Reviewed 18 June 2017

It is quite eerie to visit this quarry, but fascinating also. When the war was lost, the site was abandoned. The drums for the temples at Selinunte were left strewn about or still in place in the quarry walls. You can visualize how the workers...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank rondi3
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Out of the way but worth a combined visit with Seliunte. A maximum of an hour needed. The best bits are at the start of the trail but walking to the end past the chiselled rock walls on one side and olive groves on the...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Robert D
Reviewed 14 January 2017

This is the quarry where the stone from the temples at Selinute was taken. The site is not easy to get to, but if you go you will find it a magical place. It is almost as if the stone workers have just downed tools...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed 16 April 2016

The Cave di Cusa is several kilometres from Selinunte so you need transport. There was no custodian when we got there in the late afternoon and the site is generally accessible. For much of the time we were the only people there. It is interesting...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Clinor
Reviewed 5 March 2016

The quarry from which came the building blocks of Selinunte! It is wonderful to walk among discs almost completed. The is No address but signs are numerous in Campobello do Maraza!I I did note GPS coordinates: N37 37.187 E012 43.346

Date of experience: March 2016
2  Thank DOCBABE_SCOUT
Reviewed 21 January 2016 via mobile

If you go to the temp,Es find this off the beaten path query too. All the rock for the temples came from here and you can see how it was accomplished and run all over the place. Great hike too.

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank Marsha M
Reviewed 19 January 2016

Cusa Cave is the site where the stone came from to build the temples of Selinute. You can see the actual stones that were quarried and left for unknown reasons, it is a lovely area, quiet and very interesting

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank Kristin D
Reviewed 10 October 2015 via mobile

I was blessed with a trip to Sicily to visit family members and was in awe of the ancient quarry. It was really fascinating to see something as ancient as Cave di Cusa. I can't even imagine how they managed to carve such massive stones...More

Date of experience: September 2015
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