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Sanctuary of Giove Anxur, Terracina
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, a Roman temple built on a hill some 227 m (745 ft) tall, offers impressive views of the nearby town and the Mediterranean sea. The substructure dates back to the first century BCE. The ruins themselves include a fortified camp, the temple itself and its terrace, as well as a smaller temple with traces of ninth-century frescoes. Roman cults worshiping the gods Venus and possibly Jupiter celebrated rites here. Bring sturdy footwear and be aware that the inclines are steep. Visit the on-site bar for refreshments before hiking back down. Arrange to visit Sanctuary of Giove Anxur and other attractions in Terracina using our Terracina tourist route planner.
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  • I've been to this place this summer with friends and one of them is of terracina made as a guide. Very nice
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  • Great place, with enviable views! you can listen to great music while drinking the delicious drinks and taste typical products of the place! friendly atmosphere and confidential. love it!!
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  • The dedication of the temple is uncertain (Jupiter or Venus); In addition, this impressive building was built in several stages and at different times and used for different purposes; for which the dedication is actually unclear even to scholars. But these problems do not affect the imposing beauty of the structure, which was also used as an Oracle. His solemn beauty is complemented by breathtaking scenery, ranging up to the pontine Islands. When visiting those places (the southern Lazio, by Neptune in Formia) is definitely worth seeing.
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  • An interesting Historical site above Terracina, with beautiful views, clean grounds and a good coffee shop to boot!
  • very interesting ancient building. We had the opportunity to see a Video about ancient Temples in Italy. Well researched and presented and worth to see. Although we did not enter the Sanctuary of Giove Anxur, the overview on top of the high coast above of Terraccina, Italy was fascinating! Come and visit this ancient building! Ciao, Wolfgang
  • Incredible site. Breathtaking views from up here.
  • Definitely beautiful and picturesque. Used to go visit every time we were in Terracina until it stopped being free. Really upset they charge so much to get in. Would still go if it wasn't so expensive. That being said, if you are in town only once it is worth it.
  • an archaeological site is well maintained, with adequate explanation signs. the small visitor centre, which welcomes visitors with an introductory video in Italian with English subtitles, has a good variety of publications and a selection of themed gadgets. staff polite and friendly. impressive audiovisual spectacle/evening tour. within the site really nice and relaxing dining with breathtaking views of the sea. an archaeological site in line with the best international experience.
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