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Minturno



Minturnae was originally one of three settlements formed by the Ausoni tribe, the other two were Ausona (now known as Sessa Aurunca) аnd Vescia. Old Minturnae was situated next to the  Garigliano River.  On the banks of the river  today there is the archaeological park.  The town was built along the ancient Appian Way and the bridge Pons Tiretius traversed the Garigliano River. Minturnae held a strategic coastal position and was a successful trading port of considerable importance, and became a colony in 296 BC.

Today  there are still significant Roman remains to be seen including the Imperial forum (2nd century BC), an amphitheatre, a temple or Capitolium dedicated to Jupiter, Juno and Minerva, the Hadrian Basilica, porticos, mosaics, and a bath complex including a caldarium and a tepidarium.



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There are original tracts of the ancient Via Appia to be seen.  It was paved with blocks of hard-wearing balsatic lava.

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The Roman Amphitheatre, which dates from the 1st century, has been totally restored and during the summer months it comes to life when used to stage open air theatrical performances and concerts.    

Minturno Italy Roman Town of Minturnae Amphitheatre

photo © Patrizia Esposito


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photo © AC Shapcott

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photo © Maurizio Aprea - Panoramio


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The Antiquarium has a display of interesting archaeological finds.

Minturno Italy Roman Town of Minturnae Minturno Italy Roman Town of Minturnae

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Water was supplied to Minturnae by an impressive aqueduct which was fed by the water source at Capodaqua in Spigno Saturnia

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