An unexpectedly fine site, with a most spectacular view looking out east from Bagheria just outside Palermo — the spring course will visit here. The Roman city of Solunto took over the Greek city of Solus founded by Dionysius I, who sacked the Phoenician city of Soloeis in the early fourth century — and while the remains represent an excellently preserved early imperial town, there are still interesting traces of a mixed population, including this Punic altar:


There is a fine agora, a rather plundered theater, and lots and lots of townhouses with large cisterns:


The pavements are also a pleasure, beautiful and interesting: