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Criptoportico Forense, Aosta

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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. To visit Criptoportico Forense and other attractions in Aosta, use our Aosta family vacation planner.
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  • Aosta was an important Roman city and the ruins amazed us. The criptoportico was a complete surprise and a beautiful, peaceful, surreal place. I had no idea that Aosta had such treasures -- and hope t...  more »
  • The snow was melting so we dicided to have a day in Aosta and we visited the Criptoporticus and theatre. We dont really do ruins or sites like this but this one was quite special. it helped that there...  more »
  • The Cryptoporticus was underneath what was the Roman forum. It was a huge underground room in horseshoe shape with beamed vaults and travertine pillars. Very unusual and evocative. I was there without...  more »
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  • It is totally worth buying the ticket to see the 4 monuments.
  • Opening hours March to September: daily from 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. October to February: daily from 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Last entry 15 minutes before the closing time Closed on December 25th and January 1st
  • One of the few Roman cryptoporticus visitable. Nicely restored, easily accessible. Some pictures would be useful to better explain the function of the work in the context of Augusta Prætoria.
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  • Wonderful Gallery with two naves of Roman times. Too bad that there are some parts not visitable. Single ticket for multiple attractions.
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  • Highly recommended visit. Better if it can be done when there are a lot of people.
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