Si Trova: lungo la Strada Statale 120, circa 4 km a Nord-Est di Maletto
Lat: 37° 51' 29.22432" N - Long: 14° 51' 19.33891" E
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Along the state road 120, numerous findings attests to the human presence on the site from the prehistoric to the late Roman era almost seamlessly.
Particularly, here there is a Byzantine settlement consisting of about twenty structures, probably residential, mostly circular in shape, flanked in some cases by rectangular structures of a later period than the first.
The walls were also probably made of stone, as the central post holes are missing.
The site has made it possible to document the appearance in Sicily, at the beginning of the 9th century, of a new building typology compared to the known houses of the older Byzantine period.
Its presence could be due to the arrival of military contingents from different areas of the Byzantine Empire, to defend the island from the Arabs.
The Greek and Byzantine finds of the area, consisting of numerous fragments of pottery and various metal tools, are kept in the "Salvo Nibali" museum in Maletto.
What happened in Sicily: 27 November
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St George's Portal
An example of Gothic-Catalan architectural style
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