Travel Blogs from Santa Margherita di Pula
... of its size we entered the area at around 9:45am and exited at about 2:30pm with the only rest stop in that period being about one hour for lunch. In that time we walked approximately 5 kilometres and still left knowing that we could have spent more time there just fossicking around the ruins. Given its age, I.e., well over 2,500 years old, there are some quite well preserved temples on the site but unfortunately due to past earthquakes many more ...
... of the ruins can be seen in the distance out of our hotel room window but given the heat and starkness of the landscape we figure that they're just a little too far away to tackle on foot. The ancient site apparently presents an opportunity to view some of the largest and best preserved Ancient Greek buildings and temples to be found outside of Greece itself. Because of major roadworks and some quite long diversions ...
The archeological site at Agrigento became a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1997 and after walking around it, it's easy to see why. Extending over approximately 1,300 hectares, it recounts a history that began in the 6th Century B.C. with the foundation of the ancient Greek colony of Akragas, one of the largest Greek cities on the Mediterranean for its times. The area is rich in Greek, Roman, and Christian history. The actual core ...
Although I posted some of the pictures in a separate entry as well as on facebook, our visit to the thriving metropolis of Delia in central Sicily deserves an entry all its own.
Our Canadian friends Joe and Anna DiNatale are originally from Sicily and when Joe heard we were going to Sicily this summer he said it was a done deal.. that we would stay with his family . His 87 year ...
... A.D. The mosaics of the extensive and extravagant villa are the reason it was named as a UNESCO site in in 1997. Dated back to 320-350 A.D., the villa most likely belonged to a member of Rome’s senatorial class.
Other places to stay in Santa Margherita di Pula
Strada Statale 195 Km 33,800 (Localita S. Margherita), Santa Margherita di Pula | 4 star hotelfrom $178
Loc. Forte Village, Santa Margherita di Pula | 5 star hotelfrom $1,022
S.S. 195 km 37.4, Santa Margherita di Pula | 4 star hotelfrom $289
S.S. 195 Km 33, Santa Margherita di Pula | 4 star hotelfrom $187
SS 195 Km 33.400, Santa Margherita di Pula | 3 star hotelfrom $134
S. Margherita di Pula, Km. 40, Santa Margherita di Pula | 4 star hotelfrom $129