Archaeological Area

Area Archeologica di Nuceria Alfaterna

Loc. Pizzone, Nocera Superiore, (Salerno)

It was a city built in the VI century BC on the site of the current municipalities of Nocera Inferiore and Nocera Superiore, in Campania. The city was considered one of the largest cities in Campania, which saw the alternation of the civilizations of Oscan, Etruscan, Samnite and Roman cities. Some remains of ancient city and urban layout, which occupied an area of ​​1200 x 950 meters, with straight roads that intersect at right angles. Among the preserved monuments: City Walls, with a double curtain, built in the 2nd century BC, with a thickness of 1.5 meters and a height of 5 meters; Theater of Pareti, Hellenistic-Roman, of the II century a.C.; Necropolis of Pareti, the most important of Nuceria, at the foot of Mount Albino, with one hundred burials dating from the 3rd to the 6th century BC; Necropolis of Pizzone, with the single tombs marked by columelle (Samnite funerary stelae) and tumulus buildings reminiscent of Augustus's Mausoleum, in Rome; Necropolis of San Clemente and of Piazza del Corso and Byzantine masterpiece of "Rotona", Paleocristian Baptistery of Santa Maria Maggiore.

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