A little Pompeii - Visit to Sepino
Guided tour duration: 1 hour and a half (approximately)
A little Pompeii – A visit to Sepino
In the III Century BC the Romans conquered the ancient settlement of Terravecchia and built a new town in a strategic and flat land.
In the III Century BC the Romans conquered the ancient settlement of Terravecchia and built a new town in a strategic and flat land. Altilia-Saepinium rises on the intersection of two important road axes: the Pescasseroli-Candela Tratturo and the road that leads to the river Tammaro.
The old town, surrounded by city walls and four doors, saw its apogee during the Augustan Age, when it was equipped with the forum, the baths, the basilica and the wonderful theater.
The inhabited area of the town was shrunk during the VI Century AC and then completely abandoned, during the early Middle Age, in favor of a more protected and defensible position over the hills.
Nowadays, Saepinium shows the entire urban structure of the Roman city, so intact and complete, to the point that it deserves the nickname of “Little Pompeii”
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