The site where the "Dea di Morgantina" (the statue of the Venus of Morgantina) was found is actually an archeological site still being excavated. The site is about 10KM from Piazza Armerina (Enna) and can be reached by car only. The excavations have discovered that the history of the towns is varied as evidenced by some traces pertaining to the... 更多
Before you visit it's worth boning up on its history with Wikipedia (just type in Morgantina), because there's sparse information on the site itself. Signposts are rare as well. When you get to the car park you walk downhill and the entrance is on your right. We'd bought our ticket at Villa Romana del Casale (you get a discount if... 更多
This should be a star attraction. A huge ruined Greek city on a wonderful hillside site but it is very difficult to interpret and hence appreciate the ruins. The current entrance has been moved together with the car park away from the ruined city centre where most of the major buildings are exposed so that now you come into the... 更多
An unexpected treasure off the beaten track but well worth the journey. Undeveloped site on a hillside so a sturdy pair of shoes is required but the scale and completeness of the site is remarkable. The views of the local area are pretty breathtaking too.
In my opinion this places is less interested. You can see some ruins of houses and that's it. During day it can be very hot. The villa romana del casale is more interesting.
The city of Morgantina is so fascinating because of the great amount yet to discover. Visiting it is both a travel in time and in the mystery of the fate of that city. All this immersed in a scenery that is both breathtaking and probably not changed much since the Morgantina was in its heydays.
Morgantina is a little-known, Greek, archaeological site not far from Piazza Armerina. Not as big or as well-developed as Agrigento or Selinunte, it is nonetheless interesting. The site is a work in progress, headed by archaeologists from the US and Italy. There is still much to discover. The so-called "Venus of Morgantina" is in the nearby Museum of Aidone.
The ruins are extensive and clearly explained, (in May) there were about 10 cars in the car park so there`s no one else in our photos. Some features, the forum and 2 amphitheatres, are quite big, most are waist high, we had a lovely afternoon there. Some features, the forum and amphitheatre are quite big
When we arrived at Morgantina we could find no staff around. We finally heard some noise from a lounge near the ticket office and found a staff member listening to a football match. He grudgingly left the lounge to sell us tickets. But before I could ask him any questions he turned his back to return to the game. We... 更多