Si Trova: nei pressi di Acireale
Lat: 37° 35' 0.963820" N - Long: 15° 9' 13.94390" E
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The archaeological area of Santa Venera al Pozzo is made up by the remains of a Roman spa, some rooms from the Greek era and a church dedicated to St Venera.
The baths consist of two rooms with a barrel vault.
They were built in two main phases: the oldest between the first century BC and the first century AC, the second around the III-IV century AC.
To the northwest of the archaeological area there is a building oby the greek age which was built in the 4th century BC; it was located close to an ancient watercourse, today dry.
In another building there are about thirty-seven distinct environments.
Certainly for residential use, these rooms are based on previous structures abandoned around 280 BC.
This construction, once abandoned, was in turn reused, at the beginning of the 4th century AC, as the foundations of a building for the production of pottery, amphorae and bricks, pipelines and plans for its processing.
The church of St Venera dates back to 1620 and was built at the same point where a previous medieval church stood, which in turn was built in the place where, according to tradition, St Venera was beheaded during Roman persecutions against Christians.
During the reconstruction, the direction of the façade was reversed.
The findings of the area are visible in the antiquarium, which also includes a fine collection of coins.
The site is currently closed for works to enhance the area.
For info tel .: 095 7150508.
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