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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  • Located close to the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta and St. John the Baptist Episcopal see of the Diocese of the same name, after a rapid descent of stairs you access the criptoportico .... one word beautiful ...
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  • I have been with my fiance to the Criptoportico Forense Forum this summer in Aosta, Piazza Giovanni XXIII, in good company welcomed by the staff I found a real surprise that gave me wonderful emotions!
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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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