Si Trova: ad Adrano
Lat: 37° 39' 35.91459" N - Long: 14° 49' 52.90577" E
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These ancient mighty walls do not actually belong to the Dionysian period; they has probably an older origin.
They consist of large square blocks of lava stone, with smaller stones inside, with a dry technique.
Much of it has disappeared today.
The walls probably enclosed a sacred area, surrounding it on three sides, being the last side protected by the Rocca Giambruno.
At a regular distance there were quadrangular towers, of which only one remains, currently incorporated in the courtyard of the church of St Francesco.
The stretch of walls visible today is about 400 meters long and in the lower part there are parts of marble columns with beautiful streaks; these probably belonged to a temple or a large building.
The walls were already known to scholars and travelers of the eighteenth century, so much so that the painter Jean Houel depicted them in one of his paintings.
The archaeological area of the walls is open from Monday to Sunday from 9:00 to 18:30.
The full ticket costs 4 euros and is unique with that of the Adrano museum.
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