Carsulae Roman ruins in Umbria, Italy

Carsulae

Carsulae

Carsulae

Carsulae Roman ruins in Umbria, Italy

carsulae

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.

So if you’re visiting central Italy, meaning Tuscany and Umbria, and would like to see traces of the Romans in this area, then Carsulae is for you.

Worth a brief visit. More about Carsulae.

Anna Maria Baldini

About Anna Maria Baldini

Anna Maria is a frequent contributor to web content on life in Tuscany. She researches all aspects of Tuscan life, with emphasis on history, art, architecture and the culture of the people of this beautiful region of Italy.