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Velia description and photos - Italy: Campania. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The title in English is Velia.
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Velia is the Italian name for the ancient city of Elea, located on the territory of the modern commune of Asha in the province of Salerno in the Italian region of Campania. The city was founded around 538-535 BC. the ancient Greeks who arrived on the Apennine Peninsula from Phocaea (modern Turkey), captured by the Persians. Elea was known as the birthplace of the philosophers Parmenides and Zeno of Elea, as well as for her philosophical school of Elea, whose students developed questions about being. Interestingly, the city was not conquered by the Lucans, but became part of the Roman Empire in 273 BC. In the Middle Ages, the site of the ancient acropolis of Elea, located on the promontory, was renamed Castellammare della Broca.
Velia is located near the Tyrrhenian Sea coast in a hilly area next to Marina di Casalvelino and Marina di Asha. A nearby road connects Agropoli and the Cilentan Riviera. The city's population lives mainly on the plain by the sea, as well as in the hilly regions of Enotria, Bosco and Scrifo.
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