The Essential
Soluntum, along with Mozia and Palermo, was one of Sicily's Punic towns. It occupies an outstanding site on the slopes of Monte Catalfano, overlooking the sea. It was founded by the Carthaginians in the 4C BC, before being ruled by the Romans around a century later. The town follows the Greek urban grid plan of Hippodamus of Miletus. Among the remains, it is still possible to make out the agora (and its huge tank), the baths, theatre, odeon and the homes of wealthy patricians.