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Prehistoric and Archaeological Features

The wonderful environmental mosaic of the Park is enriched by important prehistoric and archaeological finds witnessing the human presence in the area of Circeo since ancient times.
As a matter of fact, the several caves and natural shelters offered by the promontory are very important prehistoric sites where, besides the discovery of a skull belonging to the Neanderthal Man (prof. Blanc, Grotta Guattari, 1939), several evidences (fossil remains, lithic finds, etc.) that can give an idea of the human presence and activities over the prehistoric ages have been found.
The archaeological finds mainly date back to the Roman age, both Imperial and Republican, when the considerable technical skills of the period led to the creation of refined residential and hydraulic works of engineering, like the port-channel of Torre Paola or the thermal-residential structure of Domitian's Villa, preserved until present times.
Several important artistic finds now preserved in various museums come from Domitian's Villa: Kessel's Apollo and the Faun with concert flute, which used to decorate the interiors of the imperial residence.

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Torre Paola
Torre Paola
Fogliano Lake
Fogliano Lake
 

The Archaeological Sites of the Park

Ara di Circe
Ara di Circe
An open-air marvel
Location: San Felice Circeo (LT)
Casarina
Casarina
Plenty of sites
Location: Sabaudia (LT)
Fountain of Mezzomonte
A public water experiment
Location: San Felice Circeo (LT)
Lucullo’s pool
Lucullo’s pool
An ancient fish farm
Location: San Felice Circeo (LT)
Lucullo’s well
Lucullo’s well
Refreshment for ancient wanderers
Location: San Felice Circeo (LT)
Location: Sabaudia (LT)
Location: San Felice Circeo (LT)
Paola canal harbour
Paola canal harbour
Great Roman engineering
Location: Sabaudia (LT)
Rio Martino archaeological area
Rio Martino archaeological area
A controversial and fascinating archaeological conundrum
Location: Latina (LT)
Acropolis
The Acropolis
A shrine or a military work?
Location: San Felice Circeo (LT)
Thermal baths of Torre Paola
Thermal baths of Torre Paola
A fortuitous finding
Location: Sabaudia (LT)
Villa dei Quattro Venti
Villa dei Quattro Venti
A city within the city
Location: San Felice Circeo (LT)
Villa del Peretto
Villa del Peretto
An ancient farm
Location: San Felice Circeo (LT)
 Villa Domiziano
Villa di Domiziano
A bridge to the past
Location: Sabaudia (LT)
Villa Grotta della Sibilla
Location: San Felice Circeo (LT)
Villa Grotta delle Dieci Camere
Villa Grotta delle Dieci Camere
Archaeology and nature
Location: San Felice Circeo (LT)
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