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Area arch. Santa Venera al Pozzo

CATEGORY : WHERE TO SEE

SUB CATEGORY :Archeological Area

  • ADDRESS :Via Alimena ,7,
  • ZIP CODE :95022
  • CITY :Aci Catena
  • PHONE :+39095877169
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The archaeological area of Santa Venera al Pozzo is an archaeological site in the town of Aci Castello, in the province of Catania, Italy. On the site emerges a sulfur mineral water spring, the original from the volcano Etna and exploited by modern spas of Acireale: these Roman settlements, especially spa. According to tradition at St. Venera was beheaded during the Roman persecution against Christians his head was thrown by Roman soldiers in the well of the thermal waters, it considered a miracle in the Middle Ages. The area was built in 1300 a church with a wooden statue of the saint, with a marble basin, probably reuse the same archaeological site.