Halaesa

Ruins in Castel di Tusa

Beautifully positioned on a hillside, and accessed through a small olive grove, the scant remnants of this Greek city founded in the 5th century BC command fine views of the surrounding countryside and – in good weather – the Aeolian Islands. The most conspicuous ruins are those of its agora and its massive, rusticated walls. A small museum displays finds from the site. Downhill near the site entrance are the remains of a Colombarium, a 2nd-century Roman necropolis with some well-preserved stonework.

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