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Founded by settlers from Crete and Rhodes around the late 7C BC in one of Sicily's most fertile areas, Gela became a wealthy city with great cultural influence (it was here that Aeschylus spent the last years of his life). Having been destroyed several times over the centuries, the town was completely rebuilt by Frederick II in 1230. Today, its economy is largely dependent on the oil industry.

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Tourist attractions Gela : Things to see and do

  • Fortifications Recommended Recommended

    Viale Indipendenza I - 93012 Gela

    On the outskirts of Capo Soprano, archaeologists have discovered the well-preserved remains of Greek fortifications. About 300m in length, the wall dates back to the 4C-3C BC. After restoring democracy, Timoleon commissioned the reconstruction of the..

  • Gela Archaeological Museum Interesting

    Corso Vittorio-Emanuele I I - 93012 Gela

    The Regional archaeological museum offers visitors chronologically and thematically ordered exhibits to best understand the history of the city. In addition to the kylix inscribed with the name Antiphema (the founder of the settlement), note the coll..

  • Gela Spa Complex (Terme)

    Capo Soprano I - 93012 Gela

    Here since the hellenic period this spa complex is made up of two halls. The first contains a circular bassin and a horseshoe basin, the second is a hypocaust (room under the floor for heating hot air) which was probably used as a sauna.

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Hotels Gela

  • Hotel Sileno

    Loc. Giardinelli S.S.117 BIS I - 93012 Gela

    Hotel Sileno is located in Gela, 45 km from Ragusa. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Free WiFi is offered throughout the property and free private parking is available on site. Each room at this hotel is air conditioned and comes with a flat-screen..

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