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Latomia dei Cappuccini

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Latomia dei Cappuccini Picturesque landscape

Latomia dei Cappuccini

Ancient quarry north of the town

Half a mile northeast of the Archaeological Museum you will find the Latomia dei Cappuccini, an ancient quarry. Weathered, partly formed limestone rocks with a variety of plants create a picturesque, romantic image. In this quarry, however, about 7,000 prisoners from the war against Athens found an inglorious death in a labour camp in 425 B.C.


€ 2,-

Opening hours

Monday 9.00-13.00 |  
Tuesday 9.00-13.00 |  
Wednesday 9.00-13.00 |  
Thursday 9.00-13.00 |  
Friday 9.00-13.00 |  
Saturday |   closed
Sunday |   closed
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