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Temple of Giunone Sospita

Construction's age
1st century B. C.

Via Cesarini - Viale Giacomo Matteotti

with a guide; it is possible to visit the temple completely

the visits are organized by the local museum. Park in P.zza della Repubblica and cross

Accessibility for Handicapped
accessible only with somebody's help and only in some points

Tourist signs
with Tourist Information

Guided visits
it is possible to visit the temple with a guide, information by phone call
The Temple of Giunone Sospita
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 priests.

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