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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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  • Great for those who can empathize and imagine the years in which it was used. A subterranean Aosta can't beat! The porch is huge and roomy. Offers a nice walk in the cool spring and warm, thanks to the panels located here and there, will teach you something of the ancient Augusta Praetoria. The entrance ticket costs 7 € and includes other 3 sites (Christian Church, archaeological museum, the Roman Theatre) so it's really ridiculous. Volunteers at the entrance will explain everything about this wonder recently restored, people are really nice and helpful. We both enjoyed the visit, perhaps because made in tranquility and with few other visitors on the site itself. Advice!
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  • 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 »
  • Luckily the ticket is included in the visit other attractions, pay to walk a couple of minutes in a tunnel, wouldn't the maximum otherwise. Too bad even for the older gentleman who controlled the tickets, pretty grumpy and aggressive with anyone who does not notice the ticket office (almost hidden) before entering ...
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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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