Capo Soprano

Gela, Italy

Built in 333 BC along Gela's western coastline at Capo Soprano by the tyrant of Syracuse, Timoleon, Gela's ancient Greek fortifications are remarkably well preserved, most likely the result of being covered by sand dunes for thousands of years before their discovery in 1948. The 8m-high walls were originally built to prevent huge amounts of sand being blown into the city by the blustery sea wind. Today authorities have planted trees to act as a buffer against the encroaching sand.

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Viale Indipendenza 9, Gela, Italy
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Founded: 333 BCE
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in Italy

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D Peppe G (11 months ago)
I like it
Nylez ! (3 years ago)
Parts of a big wall. There are some repairs done and it's partly damaged. It's also pretty impressive to look at. If you don't hang around for too long you can see most of it in half an hour. We didn't pay any entree fee.
Bogdan (3 years ago)
Historical structure (400-500 aC) proofing that greek civilisation was a huge presence here in Sicilly. Take a bottle of water with you if you planned to visit all this places. There are not so many parking options.
Tomaž Lah (3 years ago)
Quite preserved wall. Nice if you find yourself here.
Cindy C (4 years ago)
Interesting Greek mural with a history and amazing panorama view of the coastline
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