The Grumentum Archaeological Park is located in the territory of Grumento Nova in Basilicata, in the province of Potenza. It is one of the most important archaeological sites in the region.
Grumentum was a Roman city founded in the 3rd century BC. and its strategic importance was given by its position along the Via Appia, which connected Rome to Southern Italy. The city also had a strong military tradition, having been the site of a Roman military garrison.
Today the Grumentum Archaeological Park houses the remains of the ancient city, including the walls, the forum, the theatre, the amphitheater, the baths and the Roman bridge over the Grumento Nova river.
When to visit the Grumentum Archaeological Park and what events are organised?
The archaeological park is open all year round. It offers guided tours to visitors. In addition, various cultural activities take place every summer, such as theater performances, concerts and historical re-enactments. This allows visitors to immerse themselves in the life of the Roman city and to discover its history and culture.
In summary, the Archaeological Park is a place of great historical and cultural interest, which is definitely worth a visit if you are interested in Roman history and the culture of Basilicata.
Photo taken from Michele Tropiano‘s video that you can see below
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