Excavations of (Scavi di Morgantina)

The iron age settlement's name probably came from that of the Morgeti, an Italian people originating from Southern Italy. The town was inhabited until 5 BC when it was moved to Serra Orlando. The excavations have enabled archaeologists to discover remains from this Siculian centre colonised by the Greeks, abandoned as late on as the 1st Century AD. In this small valley, you will be able to see the agora, a small theatre and several mosaics sheltered by a canopy (over the door).

Useful information

Address : 

S 288. Morgantina

Phone:

+39 0935 87307

Price:

6 €

Opening hours

9am-1hr before dusk

Nearby tourist attractions

Aidone's Regional archaeological museum
Aidone's Regional archaeological museum
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Floristella-Grottacalda Park
Floristella-Grottacalda Park
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St Andrew's Hermitage (Ermita S. Andrea)
St Andrew's Hermitage (Ermita S. Andrea)
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Piazza Armerina's Franciscan Complex
Piazza Armerina's Franciscan Complex
This 18C complex is today a hospital but
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Garibaldi Square (Piazza Garibaldi)
Near to the Canicarao Palace, this
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Via Vittorio Emanuele
Via Vittorio Emanuele
In this street which runs from Piazza
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St Andrew's Hermitage (Ermita S. Andrea)
St Andrew's Hermitage (Ermita S. Andrea)
This 12C hermitage is a little further
0:15
Piazza Armerina's Franciscan Complex
Piazza Armerina's Franciscan Complex
This 18C complex is today a hospital but
Garibaldi Square (Piazza Garibaldi)
Garibaldi Square (Piazza Garibaldi)
Near to the Canicarao Palace, this
0:15
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