Paludi Archaelogical Park

Paludi, Italy

Castiglione di Paludi archaelogical park is a good sample of Magna Graecia ancient state architecture . It was in use from 9th to 3rd centuries BCE. The site comprises of remains of theatre, two round towers, houses and cemetery.


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Via San Martino, Paludi, Italy
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Founded: 9th century BCE
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in Italy


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Laura Saccomanno (2 years ago)
Fascinating and very interesting place, definitely worth visiting, we had some difficulty finding information via the internet, but it was enough to call the town hall to discover that the visit is free and there are no closing times. Special thanks to Lorenzo who accompanied us and gave the right historical explanations to appreciate the value of the site even more. A couple of suggestions to the site curators: update the information on the internet and the signage, organize some guided tours in high season.
Carmine F. Petrungaro (3 years ago)
Authentic history. A fortress with huge blocks and polygonal walls.
Clemente Veltri (3 years ago)
The site is located on a hill about 8 km from the Ionian Sea, between the valleys of the S. Elia and Scarmaci-S. Martino which flow into the nearby Coserie stream. It includes a necropolis of the Iron Age (IX-VIII century BC) and a fortified center of the IV-III century BC. The city of the most recent phase is enclosed by a remarkable wall, built in square sandstone blocks, with an access door with an internal courtyard and two circular towers on the eastern side, posterns and circular towers. Inside the inhabited area, excavations have returned a theater with seats carved into the rock or built in the lower part of the cavea in blocks of sandstone, which was to be a meeting place and several residential buildings. A deposit of votive terracotta excavated outside the main door testifies to the existence of a small place of worship.
Eugenio Greco (4 years ago)
Castiglione di Paludi is an archaeological site located in the municipality of Paludi, in the province of Cosenza. The site is located on a hill about 8 km from the Ionian Sea. It includes an Iron Age necropolis (9th-8th century BC) and a fortified center from the 4th-3rd century BC. The city is supposed to be a Brettian center, or alternatively the center was assumed to be of Greek foundation and later passed under Brettian control.
Andrea Bertozzi (4 years ago)
On the website it was not written that the park is closed and by calling the number indicated the phone is unreachable (maybe even a simple voice recorded with information would have been enough). Only Google Maps provides some more information. It is one of the most beautiful parks in Calabria, it's a pity that you can't visit it.
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