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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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  • We didn't even know it existed, if we hadn't gone to visit the nearby and more famous Roman Theatre in Aosta. We visited at night and it was only is wonderful. The photos speak for themselves. If it were advertised and shown with more signs, would be better. Recommend a visit. You pay your ticket only at the Teatro romano. Not to be missed!
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  • too bad tour in Italian. If another free site. interesting to see the place under ground.
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  • A blast from the past of aosta. With 7 euro I visited all the facilities and exhibits in the city. Small but charming.
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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
  • To see why it is a magic that rarely occurs because I think it's just the porches of an ancient Roman Forum that may be seen as still interred: to my knowledge should not be more than two or three in all. What I appreciate is that the structure is not a ruined life, but is still at the center of studies and archaeological study and functional. Let us not forget that everything you visit for free!
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  • Always does effect see the ruins of the ancient Roman engineering, and this porch is intact. Inside there are information panels that give an idea of the magnificence of what was supposed to be "Augusta Prætoria." Shame that as usual only a portion is open to the public.
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  • These ruins/kryptene under the Cathedral is worth a look. I for my part spent only 10 minutes here, then I was saturated in the adventures. In the summer heat, it is good and cool down here.
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