Saturday, May 21, 2022

CAPUA AND SANTA MARIA CAPUA VETERE - (NA)

The history of these two great centers in the province of Caserta is deeply intertwined. Santa Maria Capua Vetere, sheltered from Mount Tifata and located a short distance from the Volturno river, stands exactly on the ruins of theAncient Capua as attested first by the Campanian amphitheater, second in size only to the Colosseum. After the ancient glories, the city changed into a peasant village and became a fraction of today's Capua with the name of Villa Santa Maria Maggiore. It was at the time of the Saracens, in the ninth century, that theAncient Capua it was sacked and destroyed and after a few years the population settled near the Roman river port of Casilinum. Thus was established the "New Capua" corresponding today to the municipality of the province of Caserta called precisely Capua.

 

Example of program

  • Early morning arrival in Santa Maria Capua Vetere
  • Visit to the Roman Amphitheater
  • Visit to the Mitreo
  • Transfer to Capua
  • Lunch at a local facility
  • Visit to the Provincial Museum of Campania
  • Transfer to Sant’Angelo in Formis and visit to the Benedictine Basilica of Sant’Angelo in Formis (optional)
  • End of activities

 

Useful information

  • The excursion itinerary can be agreed
  • The proposal includes the guide service, does not include any entrance fees
  • Recommended period: all year round
  • Duration of the visit: full day
  • Recommended for: adults and children
  • The itinerary is accessible to the disabled

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