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Cave di Cusa

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Address: 91021, Campobello di Mazara, Sicily, Italy
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Columns carved out of the Rock and wild flowers

The Cave di Cusa is several kilometres from Selinunte so you need transport. There was no custodian when we got there in the late afternoon and the site is generally accessible... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 April 2016
Clinor
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

This is the quarry where the stone from the temples at Selinute was taken. The site is not easy to get to, but if you go you will find it a magical place. It is almost as if the stone workers have just downed tools and gone for lunch. The Greek temples on Sicily are all amazing, but what brings... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

The Cave di Cusa is several kilometres from Selinunte so you need transport. There was no custodian when we got there in the late afternoon and the site is generally accessible. For much of the time we were the only people there. It is interesting to see the columns still in situ and you can walk around and between them... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

The quarry from which came the building blocks of Selinunte! It is wonderful to walk among discs almost completed. The is No address but signs are numerous in Campobello do Maraza!I I did note GPS coordinates: N37 37.187 E012 43.346

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Motta Sant'Anastasia, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016 via mobile

If you go to the temp,Es find this off the beaten path query too. All the rock for the temples came from here and you can see how it was accomplished and run all over the place. Great hike too.

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Portola Valley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016

Cusa Cave is the site where the stone came from to build the temples of Selinute. You can see the actual stones that were quarried and left for unknown reasons, it is a lovely area, quiet and very interesting

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Stockton, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015 via mobile

I was blessed with a trip to Sicily to visit family members and was in awe of the ancient quarry. It was really fascinating to see something as ancient as Cave di Cusa. I can't even imagine how they managed to carve such massive stones with zero modern technology! Also the admission price was great because it also covered entrance... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

This historic location is a little known one that is definitely worth visiting. The sense of the history there is something you can feel in looking at all the stones left unfinished.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2015

This site is called Cave di Cusa or Rocche di Cusa depending on your guide book and was the quarry that served Selinunte. A some point a lot of money has been spent upgrading the site - a stone clad approach road and a fine old building turned into a visitor centre - on the day we arrived the centre... More 

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Taormina, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2015

These were ancient Greek quarries from which the stones were taken to build the famous temples in Selinunte. You will find some pieces of columns still carved in the rock, as time had just stopped and the Greek workers away for a pause! I find an unique location in the world

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2014

Looking how they carved the drums from the rocks it is impressive, it would be even better if somebody could explain to you, or if you could get a brochure, it looks like nobody cares. The site is falling a part and the staff sport is chatting without caring of customers, they see customers as enemies that are interrupting their... More 

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