Diana Archaeological Park

Lipari, Italy

The Archaeological Park of Lipari is located at the Diana district. In the park there are the remains of walls for a length of about 50 m, a tower of the 4th century BCE and some Roman fortifications built by Sextus Pompey.

Behind the Greek walls there are buildings of the Imperial-Roman period (2nd century AD). Within the walls there is a street with some home facades of the Imperial-Roman period, mainly located under the modern town and the traces of the town destroyed by the eruption of the 8th century BC. Beyond the walls there was the necropolis and few remains have been discovered. Near the northern entrance of the Park and the Archbishop’s Palace there are the remains of funerary monuments of the late Roman Imperial period and tombs of the 1st century BC.

In the same area there are walls built during the late Roman Imperial period which goe beyond the Via della Conciliazione, partially detached from the Park. San Calogero are the oldest thermal baths of the ancient world and they date back to the final stage of the Culture of Capo Graziano (between the end of the 16th and the beginning of the 15th century).

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Founded: 4th century BCE
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in Italy

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Erika Raffaelli (11 months ago)
Neglected, with very tall grass and in some places even rubbish. Truly a lack of respect and care towards a place that once held the remains of our ancestors. This has unfortunately been the fate of many archaeological sites for decades. Who knows if things will ever change.
marzia detone (12 months ago)
The grass is as tall as me, so you can't see anything. Sin Maybe because it's free?
Maria Grazia Natoli (2 years ago)
Very well-kept, well-organized park. Excellent completion after seeing the splendid Bernabo Brea archaeological museum inside the fortress of Lipari castle. Both unmissable and surprising.
Anna Maria Polverino (2 years ago)
A visit to this archaeological park is truly interesting, where many sarcophagi are visible, dating back to the 4th-2nd century. BC, and the Greco-Roman tombs, found in the necropolis of Contrada Diana. In the latter, the necropolis is superimposed on an extensive prehistoric settlement, dating from the end of the Middle Neolithic to the early Bronze Age, but in which a greater presence of human activities could be noted in the Upper Neolithic, in that cultural phase which , throughout Italy, is called "Culture of Diana". A visit not to be missed!
dusty (3 years ago)
great to walk around the outside and peer through the gates. the park which carries over to the other side of the street in some places with some artifacts decorating the police station for example and other nearby residences
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