Park of Carsulae is plunged within a beautiful landscape. It gives to the visitor the opportunity to take a historical and cultural tour surrounded by an impressive environment.
The first agricultural settlements in the area date back to the ninth century BC. At the IV century BC the construction of the walls rises again. With the construction of the Via Flaminia the city developed considerably and grew in importance.
Around the III century a.C. however, the western branch of the Via Flaminia lost importance and with it also the city of Carsulae which began its decline. It was then finally abandoned in medieval times following an earthquake.
The archaeological park of Carsulae
The ancient city of Carsulae was in a very good position well known since ancient times, in fact it rises in front of a rich plain next to the thermal baths of San Gemini.
These lands are still connected between each other through Via Flaminia since Roman period and a well preserved section of the original consular road is still visible, the cardo maximus. At its sides there were important buildings because of the strategic position for trading.
The remains of a large amphitheatre can be seen looking through town walls. It was so much wider than the city itself that it could host both the citizens and the visitors coming from neighbouring towns, according to experts.
Templi Gemelli (Twins temples) and Via Flaminia are up on a higher ground to catch the eye of the visitor and make him stop staring at.
We can see in the distance the churh of SS. Cosma e Damiano by looking to the top of the mount. It was built after many centuries reusing building materials from Romanesque period.
Itinerary ends under the beautiful Arco di San Damiano (St. Damian's Arch) at the northern borders of Roman town.
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From last Sunday in March to the last Saturday in Oct: 8.30am to 7.30pm
From last Sunday in Oct to the last Saturday in March: 8.30am to 5.30pm
(ticket office closes at half an hour before the time for visits)
Ticket price: €5.00
Check the official web site for any price reductions, coupons, free-entry categories.
ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE CARD:
FOUNDATION: IV century BC
SUNSET: III centuryAD
REDISCOVERY: XVI century
How to get to Carsulae
BY TRAIN AND BY BUS
From the rail station of Terni take bus line n. E616 destination Acquasparta and then get off at Carsulae.
From Perugia: follow E45 as far as the exit "Sangemini Nord". Take the exit and keep driving. At the junction start to follow street signs to the archaeological area of Carsulae.
From Rome: follow A1 as far as Orte. Take the exit and then keep going on E45 Terni Perugia as far as Sangemini Nord. Take the exit and then keep driving as far as Cesi and finally follow the street signs from here to the archaeological park.
There's a free parking area both for cars and pullmans at about 300 mt from the entrance "Centro Visita e Documentazione dell'area archeologica".