Veleia Romana

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Veleia Romana, an ancient Roman city among the most important of the time in Northern Italy, is located in the Municipality of Lugagnano Val d’Arda, on the eastern Piacenza hills.


Why visit it

Its exploration was started in 1760 by the Duke of Parma, Don Filippo di Borbone, following the discovery made by chance in 1747 of the Tabula alimentaria traianea, still the largest known bronze inscription in the whole Roman world.


Do not miss

An Antiquarium is set up inside the archaeological area. Alongside the casts of the Tabula Alimentaria Traianea and the Lex de Gallia Cisalpina, the museum also preserves artifacts that illustrate the most significant moments in the history of Veleia: the Ligurian origins, the construction of the main public monuments, the evidence of the furnishings and style of life of private homes, the memory of gladiator shows, and funeral rites.


On the table

Buslanein are the typical sweet donuts.


Fun

During the summer, the suggestive setting is the setting for the Ancient Theater Festival, a review of shows taken from the repertoire of ancient theater, which gives the events a magical atmosphere and increases the charm of the scenic action.


Main events

The Corpus Domini, the traditional Infiorata.


Information and useful advice

Parking next to the entrance to the excavations.


Information offices

Tourist Information Office Castell'Arquato
Piazza del Municipio Castell'Arquato (PC)
telephone:+ 39 0523 803215 + 39 0523 803563 iatcastellarquato@gmail.com
Last update 04/01/2021

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