The excavations, close to the railway and not far from Ascea Marina, can be visited every day. Of the ancient city remain the Port Area, Porta Marina, Porta Rosa, the Hellenistic Baths and the Roman Baths, the Agora, the Acropolis, the Southern Quarter and the Archaic Quarter.
Among the reasons that make Velia a world heritage site the Eleatic school is certainly mentioned, a philosophical school that has boasted, among its exponents, Parmenides, Zenone of Elea, Melisso of Samo and Xenophanes of Colophon.
The Scavi di Velia is 500 meters from the hotel. Journey time: 7 min on foot.