THE PORT OF ELORO
Photo Source: Antonino Rampulla
We have already spoken extensively about Eloro here
. It is no secret that he considers it
among the most fascinating places in the
and when I have the opportunity, for example to act as a guide to
some friends, I go there with pleasure. Just during one of my last walks along
the "path" that "connects" the beach of Eloro with the
Pizzuta beach, I had the opportunity to focus on some rock formations that,
given their particular shape, have always aroused my curiosity, suggesting not
only that they had nothing natural (and therefore they were linked to the
archaeological remains abandoned behind the fence) but also that that stretch
of jagged coast, between the two splendid sandy beaches, in the past had to present itself in a radically different way
However, I have a duty to clarify that walking that "path"
am not by chance writing in quotation marks, because formally it is not a path)
is extremely dangerous
, since it is
very narrow and close to the cliff. There are also wells (probably artificial)
in the open air, overlooking the sea. So do not venture to follow it with
children in tow or in slippers or at night or drunk drunk ... Among other
things, it does not come out directly on the beach of Eloro: it is necessary to climb the rocks
it is not easy to do so. In short, pay close attention!
We know of Eloro that it was a sub-colony of Syracuse
, founded not as
a military outpost, that is, in order to sight and contain any attempts to
attack by the indigenous Sicilian populations (the significant technological
and organizational difference in the military did not make it necessary ), but to occupy a promontory useful for the
foundation of a colony
by adverse Greek factions (to avoid therefore
finding themselves a competitive Greek polis around the corner). Indeed, it is
believed that part of the Elorine population was made up of Sicilian indigenous
people integrated into Hellenic society, therefore in a climate of relative
Given the presence of the remains of an agora,
at least a couple of temples and a theater, a lively economic and cultural life
is conceivable which would have made plausible
the existence of a port
. Given that in the past, in the absence of
mechanical means, a stone would not have moved if it was not necessary, the presence of artificially worked stone
blocks close to the cliff
, suggests that that area, a couple of millennia
ago, welcomed port infrastructures which, abandoned in later periods, then
collapsed into the sea due to storm surges (as hypothesized by the evident
fractures on the blocks). After the initial and flourishing Hellenic phase, it
seems that Eloro was gradually abandoned, probably also due to the excessive
proximity and subordination to Syracuse. Gradually the promontory of Eloro was
exploited for increasingly exclusively military purposes, as evidenced by the
remains of a Roman fortress, on which a watchtower was built in the Aragonese
era. The last traces of important anthropizations are lost in the Byzantine
era, with all due respect to what temples, theater, agora and port could have
Text Source: Antonino Rampulla
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