Carsulae is a quite
well-preserved Roman city located in the Umbria countryside.
Although not as spectacular as Pompeii and Herculaneum, Carsulae
does nevertheless provide a readily comprehensible example of
Roman city planning, with some of the major features of a Roman
provincial city clearly visible. The forum, basilica, theatre,
amphitheatre, ceremonial city gate, and paved and guttered streets are
all well-preserved. There are no later buildings in the area to
obscure the ruins, other
than the palaeo-Christian Chiesa di San Damiano which is in any
case an adapted Roman building.
Worth a brief visit.
More about Carsulae.