A gem in the heart of Cilento: Velia

Velia was the Roman name of an ancient city on the Cilento coast. It was founded by Greeks around 538–535 BC with the name Elea. The city was known for being the homeland of the philosophers Parmenides and Zeno, the founders of the Eleatic school. The site is characterized by the “acropolis”: high part of the ancient city with the ruins of temple, the theatre, the medieval tower and the medieval church; the residencial quarter, with houses and public buildings and, specially, the “Porta Rosa”, the monumental gate opened in the city wall.


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Published by Askos Tours

'Specialising in archaeology and art tours, Askos Tours aims to bring Italy’s cultural riches to life in an insightful and entertaining way. As well as trips around Naples — the bustling, atmospheric Campanian capital — Askos Tours can also arrange a variety of travel experiences for visitors looking to make unforgettable Italian memories, with particular expertise in Pompeii, Herculaneum, Amalfi, Sorrento, Capri, Positano, Rome and the Vatican. Askos Tours strives to offer the very best in private and small group tours in order to help travellers gain a deeper understanding of the world of archaeology, art and local traditions.'

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