Merinum Necropolis - What to see in Vieste - Castles, churches, monuments and museums - The ancient Paleochristian necropolis of salted cemetery complex to the east of the town, located in front of the sea, is one of the attractions the most important archaeological of Vieste.
 
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Merinum Necropolis

What to see in Vieste, Foggia

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The ancient Paleochristian necropolis of salted cemetery complex to the east of the town, located in front of the sea, is one of the attractions the most important archaeological of Vieste. Consisting of over 300 tombs dug into the rock, the necropolis is datable to the III century after Christ and is considered one of the most majestic and evocative of the entire Mediterranean basin as well as the oldest testimony of the arrival of Christianity in the Gargano. Disseminated into caves, the necropolis is composed of loculi terragni parietal and sealed, originally from slabs of terracotta. The same hypogea were used by primitive men as residences and more recently as a shelter for animals. Immersed in the mediterranean macchia vegetation and crossed by two sources, the area is speckled by streams of karstic origin and here are visible fossils of nummuliti trapped in the rock, but also the frog, the tortoise of water and the Snake of water, who live undisturbed in the uncontaminated nature.

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Castle of Vieste
Castle of Vieste
The castle, that dominates with its imposing the medieval district is traced back to the second half of the XI century.
Via F. A. Nobile, Vieste (FG)
7.41 Kilometers from Merinum Necropolis
The Church of Santa Maria Assunta
The Church of Santa Maria Assunta
The Church of Santa Maria Assunta is located in one of the highest areas of the village of Vieste
Via Vescovado, 15, Vieste (FG)
7.41 Kilometers from Merinum Necropolis
Church of Sant'Elia
Church of Sant'Elia
The church of Sant’Elia is the mother church of Peschici
Largo Chiesa Madre - 71010, Peschici (FG)
8.14 Kilometers from Merinum Necropolis
Church of Purgatory
Church of Purgatory
The church of the Purgatory rises in Piazza del Popolo, the historical center of Peschici.
Piazza Del Popolo - 71010, Peschici (FG)
8.51 Kilometers from Merinum Necropolis
Castle of Peschici
Castle of Peschici
The castle of Peschici, built by the Normans, was built to protect the Gargano lands from raids.
Via Castello - 71010 , Peschici (FG)
8.54 Kilometers from Merinum Necropolis
Castrum Vici
Castrum Vici
The norman "castrum Vici" of Vico del Gargano in Puglia, dates back to the XI century.
Via Chiesa Madre, 4, Vico del Gargano (FG)
13.23 Kilometers from Merinum Necropolis
Mother Church of the Blessed Virgin of the Assumption
Mother Church of the Blessed Virgin of the Assumption
The Mother Church of the Blessed Virgin of the Assumption was erected next to the castle of Vico del Gargano, in Puglia.
Via Chiesa Madre, 30, Vico del Gargano (FG)
13.26 Kilometers from Merinum Necropolis
Church of Pure St. Mary
Church of Pure St. Mary
The Church of Pure St. Mary is a small church just outside the walls of Vico del Gargano, in Puglia.
Strada Comunale dei Mulini, Vico del Gargano (FG)
13.37 Kilometers from Merinum Necropolis
Oasis of citrus plantations
Oasis of citrus plantations
The Oasis of citrus plantations of Rodi Garganico is situated in the northern part of the Gargano, in Puglia.
Contrada Mascherizzo, 18, Rodi Garganico (FG)
17.02 Kilometers from Merinum Necropolis

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