Criptoportico Forense, Aosta

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#2 of 15 in Historic Sites in Aosta
Walk the centuries-old halls of Criptoportico Forense, probably built to serve as a covered market or a walkway. The structure features three underground tunnels circumscribing a rectangular area--the entire complex once supported the forum of Augusta Praetoria, a city founded in 25 BCE by Emperor Octavian. Above the underground vaults once stood two temples dedicated to various Roman gods. Make Criptoportico Forense a part of your Aosta vacation plans using our Aosta trip planner .
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  • An incredible spectacle at the foot of the ladder that leads to Criptoportico. Crypt, Yes, because we are in the basement, where the soldiers and weapons and clothing reserves were. Amazing by the length and conservation of the places! Impression of life stopped, of life in suspense... Very interesting explanations panels. Not to be missed under any circumstances!
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  • Pleasant place and rich in history, in the center of Aosta, you can not go from there and not visit it. It is certainly worth a quick visit too.
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  • There are roman ruins like this all over Aosta. If you like this sort of thing then there is definitely a day to had exploring them, no doubt with some coffee stops on route.
  • Very interesting. There is a long, slightly repetitive film that shows with CGI what the whole forum area looked like. Very cool - great in the hot middle of the day. YOU CANNOT BUY A TICKET HERE - you have to get it from the museum nearby, or one of other places that can be visited on a combined ticket.
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