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You are along the route: TRAVELLING TOWARDS ROME. IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF ST. PAUL
Via Appia, km 156 – via Puntafiume, Marina di Minturno (Minturno-Lt)
Every day. Winter 09:00-17:00, summer 9:00-19.00.
Closed on 1st January, 1st May, and 25th December.
Today, the ancient city of Minturnae retains the same urban layout as it has at the time of the Emperor Hadrian, in the early second century AD; the marketplace and urban baths, the great theatre, the new Basilica, houses, fountains and grottos, as described in a guide for pilgrims in the Jubilee year of 1600- When Paul visited it, the city was probably different, but there were already colonnades along the via Appia evoking scenes of the porticoed streets of Asia Minor. The large square built by Augustus opened up on the left-hand side; on the right-hand side, next to the Capitolium – a temple dedicated to Jupiter, Juno and Minerva, was a second temple, for the Concordia Augusta cult, with statutes of the Emperor Augustus, as Jupiter, and his wife Livia, as Juno. Next to the theatre, Paul left the city through the northern gates, passing the boutiques on the last urban stretch of the via Appia and continuing his journey towards Rome.