Greek history at the Archaeological Park Scolacium
Best Western Plus Hotel Perla del Porto is the ideal starting point to discover touristic attractions in Catanzaro Lido, including the Scolacium Archaeological Park, an important site where the remains of the Greek city Skylletion and the Roman center Scolacium.
Within the park you can identify the main areas of the city:
- The Forum
The main square and home of the most important monuments , including the remains of the square, the Capitolium (the main religious monument ), the decumanus maximus (the most important road), the Basilica (building with legal and administrative functions), the Curia and the Caesareum (building for the imperial cult).
The statues represent the most prominent figures of city life: in the forum the characters are with the toga while from the theater comes the portrait of the emperor Vespasian.
- The Roman Theatre
You can easily see the steps, the choir area and the stands reserved for important people.
- The Roccelletta
The Basilica of Santa Maria della Roccella is one of the most important medieval monuments in Calabria.
By Michelvincenzo (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons