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Roman road in the square "Piazza Castello" – Oderzo

Piazza Castello 21 – 31046 Oderzo (TV)
Summary


Within a gallery between the modern squares “Piazza Castello” and “Piazza Grande”, below walking level, it is possible to see part of a Roman paved road that was originally 4 metres large.

History of research

The excavations were carried out in 1988 by the General Direction for Archaeological Heritage in the Veneto region before the construction of the modern building that separates the two squares, “piazza Castello” and “piazza Grande”.

Urban and geographical context

Oderzo is located in the Veneto plains, at 9-16 metres above sea level. The territory of Oderzo is crossed by the Monticano river, which springs nearby Vittorio Veneto and which flows into the Livenza river near the village “Motta di Livenza”. The archaeological area is in the modern city centre as well as at the heart of the Roman settlement.

Chronology

I B.C. (end) – I A.D. (beginning)

Description

In the pedestrian gallery that links the squares “piazza Castello” and “piazza Grande” it is possible to see the remains of a paved Roman road which was originally 4 metres large (A). The road is oriented north-south and for this reason has been interpreted as a “kardo”, one of the main road axes in Roman towns with orthogonal structure. The road is oriented in the same way as those which have been found in the streets “Via dei Mosaici” and “Via Mazzini” and can thus be dated to the end of the I century B.C. – beginning of the I century A.D. In this same area the archaeological excavations allowed to identify a Roman house, which is no longer visible today.


Visiting

Admission: Su prenotazione

Visitability: Esterno

Ticket: No

School access
Upon reservation.

Opening Times

Opening Days
Tipology When Specs
1/09 Sunday 16.00 – 18.00
2/06 Sunday 16.00 – 18.00
3/03 Sunday 15.30 – 17.30
5/05 Sunday 15.30 – 17.30
6/10 Sunday 15.30 – 17.30
7/04 Sunday 15.30 – 17.30
7/07 Sunday 16.00 – 18.00

The site is part of a guided tour with duration of 2 hours. The appointment is at Piazza del Foro Romano. For information and reservation please call tel. 0422 815939.

Recommended tour time (minutes): 20

Educational Services

Guide a stampa

Information boards


Bibliography

Tirelli M. 1989, Oderzo: resti di basolato stradale tra Piazza Vittorio Emanuele e Piazza Castello, in Quaderni di Archeologia del Veneto, V, pp. 75-76.
Tirelli M. 2003, Itinerari archeologici di Oderzo, Treviso, pp. 25-26.
Bonetto J. 2009, Veneto (Archeologia delle Regioni d’Italia), Roma, pp. 487.


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