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  2. Apulia
  3. Andria

Venosa Tour: Important Roman Places Near Matera

Product ID: 210222
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Enjoy a guided tour of Venosa, the ancient Roman town and one of the most important places in Basilicata for its artistic and archaeological heritage.
About this activity
Duration 2 hours
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Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the archaeological park and the unfinished church
  • Visit the Aragonese castle Pirro del Balzo
  • Explore the so-called House of Horace, who was born here in 65 BC
Full description
The guided tour will start from the Archaeological Park where you can visit the thermal baths, the domus, S.S. Trinity and the amphitheater. Inside the baths you can visit the changing room, the mosaic paved frigidarium, tepidarium and calidarium heated by the ovens. Not far away there are two domes from the second century BC which are composed of five rooms with a central basin useful for collecting rainwater.

Later you will visit the amphitheater and the S.S. Trinity, the fifth-century church and the Abbatial Palace with its monastery. Then visit the unfinished church which was designed to contain a larger number of faithful and was started in the mid-1100s but never finished.

Visit the 16th-century Aragonese castle Pirro del Balzo, a majestic, square-plan building with four cylindrical towers surrounded by a deep moat. Inside there is the national archaeological museum that contains Roman antiquities. The guided tour ends with the external visit of the so-called house of Horace, dating back to the second century BC.
Includes
  • Licensed guide
What’s Not Included
  • Ticket to the archaeological park
  • Ticket for the castle (only on request)
  • Tasting, lunch or dinner
  • Transportation

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From US$ 208.27 Per group up to 54