Velia

Interesting
Located in the heart of the Cilento nature reserve, Velia was founded in 535 BC by Phocean Greek refugees. An active port, known as Elea by the Greeks, it became a Roman territory but never relinquished its cultural and linguistic Greek roots. The city was famous for its school of philosophy, which flourished during the 6C-5C BC and counted Parmenides and Zeno among its followers.

Useful information

Address : 

Contrada Piana di Velia

Phone:

+39 0974 972396

Price:

2 €

Opening hours

9am-1hr before dusk

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Roman ruins of Velia
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