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Cave di Cusa

91021, Campobello di Mazara, Sicily, Italy
+39 0924 46540
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Abandoned in 409 BC, it looks much as it did then

It is quite eerie to visit this quarry, but fascinating also. When the war was lost, the site was... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2017
rondi3
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Ottawa, Canada
Unique experience

Out of the way but worth a combined visit with Seliunte. A maximum of an hour needed. The best bits... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2017
Robert D
,
Sydney, Australia
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91021, Campobello di Mazara, Sicily, Italy
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+39 0924 46540
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1 - 10 of 21 reviews

Reviewed 18 June 2017

It is quite eerie to visit this quarry, but fascinating also. When the war was lost, the site was abandoned. The drums for the temples at Selinunte were left strewn about or still in place in the quarry walls. You can visualize how the workers...More

Thank rondi3
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Out of the way but worth a combined visit with Seliunte. A maximum of an hour needed. The best bits are at the start of the trail but walking to the end past the chiselled rock walls on one side and olive groves on the...More

Thank Robert D
Reviewed 14 January 2017

This is the quarry where the stone from the temples at Selinute was taken. The site is not easy to get to, but if you go you will find it a magical place. It is almost as if the stone workers have just downed tools...More

Thank Boswarthan
Reviewed 16 April 2016

The Cave di Cusa is several kilometres from Selinunte so you need transport. There was no custodian when we got there in the late afternoon and the site is generally accessible. For much of the time we were the only people there. It is interesting...More

Thank Clinor
Reviewed 5 March 2016

The quarry from which came the building blocks of Selinunte! It is wonderful to walk among discs almost completed. The is No address but signs are numerous in Campobello do Maraza!I I did note GPS coordinates: N37 37.187 E012 43.346

Thank DOCBABE_SCOUT
Reviewed 21 January 2016 via mobile

If you go to the temp,Es find this off the beaten path query too. All the rock for the temples came from here and you can see how it was accomplished and run all over the place. Great hike too.

Thank mmccauley2006
Reviewed 19 January 2016

Cusa Cave is the site where the stone came from to build the temples of Selinute. You can see the actual stones that were quarried and left for unknown reasons, it is a lovely area, quiet and very interesting

Thank Kristin D
Reviewed 11 October 2015 via mobile

I was blessed with a trip to Sicily to visit family members and was in awe of the ancient quarry. It was really fascinating to see something as ancient as Cave di Cusa. I can't even imagine how they managed to carve such massive stones...More

Thank appalonia33
Reviewed 10 September 2015

This historic location is a little known one that is definitely worth visiting. The sense of the history there is something you can feel in looking at all the stones left unfinished.

Thank JoW169
Reviewed 4 August 2015

This site is called Cave di Cusa or Rocche di Cusa depending on your guide book and was the quarry that served Selinunte. A some point a lot of money has been spent upgrading the site - a stone clad approach road and a fine...More

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