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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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The Archaeological Sites of the Park


Point of InterestLocation
 Ara di CirceAra di Circe
An open-air marvel
San Felice Circeo (LT)
 CasarinaCasarina
Plenty of sites
Sabaudia (LT)
  Fountain of Mezzomonte
A public water experiment
San Felice Circeo (LT)
 Lucullo’s poolLucullo’s pool
An ancient fish farm
San Felice Circeo (LT)
 Lucullo’s wellLucullo’s well
Refreshment for ancient wanderers
San Felice Circeo (LT)
  Necropoli of Selva PianaSan Felice Circeo (LT)
  Necropolis of Cala dei PescatoriSabaudia (LT)
 Paola canal harbourPaola canal harbour
Great Roman engineering
Sabaudia (LT)
 Rio Martino archaeological areaRio Martino archaeological area
A controversial and fascinating archaeological conundrum
Latina (LT)
 AcropolisThe Acropolis
A shrine or a military work?
San Felice Circeo (LT)
 Thermal baths of Torre PaolaThermal baths of Torre Paola
A fortuitous finding
Sabaudia (LT)
 Villa dei Quattro VentiVilla dei Quattro Venti
A city within the city
San Felice Circeo (LT)
 Villa del PerettoVilla del Peretto
An ancient farm
San Felice Circeo (LT)
  Villa DomizianoVilla di Domiziano
A bridge to the past
Sabaudia (LT)
 Villa Grotta della SibillaVilla Grotta della SibillaSan Felice Circeo (LT)
 Villa Grotta delle Dieci CamereVilla Grotta delle Dieci Camere
Archaeology and nature
San Felice Circeo (LT)
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