| The temple stands on a hill towering
over the town, where once there was an acropolis. During archaeological
excavations at the end of the 19th century and at the beginning
of the 20th century it was discovered an amount of votive objects
among which beautiful ‘architectonic terracotta objects'
preserved in a museum in London and ruins of the temple's
foundation, restored several times. This religious cult born before
the conquest of Rome was characterized by the offering of loaves
during the Spring from young women to the snake in the cave and
depending on the acceptance or not of this offering there was
a prevision for the harvest.
Among the temple's ruins: a well preserved portico with
Doric columns at the base of the temple and its foundations
which are now in a piece of land belonging to the Salesiani