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. Make Criptoportico Forense a part of your Aosta vacation plans using our Aosta trip planner .
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  • Wonderful, and in perfect condition. This ancient place gives us magical sensations, it takes little to imagine the magnificence and the vanguard of the Roman Empire. Check it out!!
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  • If you go in Aosta you would not visit this site! Very exciting, it's a journey back in time. I recommend it
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  • Suggestive admire Romanesque this place where people met and exchanged ideas or thoughts before going to the temples or at the market ... not to be missed
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  • A very interesting example of well preserved Roman architecture, it is an underground gallery. One of the most interesting attractions of Aosta.
  • Good to cover 1 hour at lunchtime while the sun burns outside.
  • 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
  • The Criptoportico Forense Forum is a Roman monument of the city of Aosta which once encircled the sacred area of the hole of Augusta Praetoria. Consists of a gallery with two aisles on three sides and supported by a series of arches that divide the two aisles. It is very well maintained and at the end of the porch there is a room with chairs and a screen where you can see a video, in Italian, French and English, which tells the story of the ancient Roman city. This site is part of the circuit of Roman Aosta that, with a single entrance ticket, you can visit this monument, also the regional Archaeological Museum, the early Christian Church of San Lorenzo and the Roman Theatre. Very interesting visits.
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