Elea – Velia
Velia, from the Greek name Elea, was founded in the 6th Century , B.C, What remains of the ancient city includes the port area, Porta Marina, Porta Rosa, the Hellenistic and Roman Thermal Baths, the Agora, the Acropolis, the South Quarter and the Archaic Quarter.
Of indisputable value is Porta Rosa, restigious monument with the double function of connecting the City’s two neighborhoods, to the viaduct running to the top of the Acropolis.
The elements that make Velia UNESCO-worthy is its Eleatics School , (Eleatics being a philosophy the proponents of which were, Parmenides and Zeno, actually born in Velia). (source: www.italy.it)