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“Great history at a great location”
Review of Solunto

Solunto
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

For just €2 you can visit this site and it's 2 small museums (though sadly the script is purely in Italian). It's interesting historically but also gives panoramic views across the bay and this part of the island.

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Reviewed 7 October 2013

Solunto ruins are really amazing! The view from the top of the mountain is breathtaking and when you walk on the remains of the streets of this ancient city you can feel the life that has been lived there so long ago. There is a museum that you enter through and exit as well - many artifacts found in Solunto are on display - even a real size marble statue of a Muse. You can ask the guides when buying your ticket (€3 per person) for a free guide in English, as most of the descriptions are in Italian. If you know what you're walking though it makes the tour much more interesting.
Make sure to get some sun screen, hat and a bottle of water, as the sun is really roasting up there. And take loads of pictures :)

Thank moonlightjn
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Reviewed 29 September 2013

It can be a long walk up to the site but worth it if you are into archeology. Some good mosaics can be seen.

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Reviewed 21 August 2013

Spectacular archaeological park up the hill fromuntil where you can admire a breathtaking panorama. Immersed in nature as if no time had elapsed.

Thank Mark H
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Reviewed 15 June 2013

It was incredible to be able to spend a couple of hours wandering this ancient town.
There's a little bit of a climb to get to it, but nothing severe. Go through the main gate in front of you (the gate on the left leads to a house). There is also some steps by a pyon/mast - take these for a shortcut, they lead up to the carpark.
Entrance is €2 and leads into a little museum with excellent recreations of some the town's architecture. However, none of the information panels are in English, and they had run out of information leaflets on our visit.
The ruins themselves are quite expansive, we spent a good while meandering up and down the streets and in and out of the buildings. It's not hard to imagine it over 2000 years ago - full of the sights and sounds of the era.
There are excellent mosaics in many of the building ruins, and the reconstructed corner column is very interesting.
There are information panels dotted around, and these do have English translation, though the writing is fading.
The exit is through another little museum housing various artifacts from Sicilian history, though these do not have English information either.
All in all a thoroughly absorbing location, and all the better for having such unlimited access to the ruins and freedom to roam and discover.

8  Thank Dave H
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