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Roman house at the "Banca FriulAdria” – Concordia Sagittaria

Via I Maggio 56 (Banca Popolare FriulAdria) – 30023 Concordia Sagittaria (VE)

The archaeological area in the bank “FriulAdria” displays the remains of a rich Roman house, a domus, which has been constructed and used between the I century B.C. and the III-IV century A.D.

History of research

The excavations were carried out by the General Direction for Archaeological Heritage in the Veneto region between 1992 and 1993, on the occasion of the construction of the new bank premises.

Urban and geographical context

Concordia Sagittaria is located in the north-eastern Veneto plain, in a territory surrounded by the Tagliamento river on the east and the Livenza river on the west. The main river of the city is the Lemene, which flows from the springs strip, passes through the centre of Concordia and finally flows into Valle Zignago, the northernmost extreme of the lagoon in Caorle. The archaeological area is located at the core of the modern city of Concordia and used to be at the centre of the eastern border of the Roman settlement.


I B.C. – III/IV A.D.


The archaeological area of the bank “FriulAdria” displays parts of a “domus” spanning between I century B.C. and III-IV century A.D. The house was located within the city walls of the Roman settlement, not far from the eastern city gate.
The first phase of the “domus” is dated between I century B.C. and I century A.D. and is documented by a room and by two perpendicular walls. On these two walls there are two semicircular brick columns and the stone basement of a third column, all belonging to the porch that surrounded the courtyard.
The second phase of the house dates to the I century A.D. In this occasion a new building was built, with three additional rooms: one paved in mosaic, one in terracotta tiles and one in lime mortar with crushed pottery.
The third phase of the house dates between the end of the II and the III century A.D. At this time the pavement was risen and further rooms were added, with the same orientation as before. One of these rooms had an apse, mosaic pavements and a heating system by hypocaust.


Admission: Su prenotazione

Visitability: Interno

Ticket: No

School access
Upon reservation

Opening Times

Opening Days
Tipology When Specs
Mon-Fri 8.20-13.20

The visit is upon reservation and must occurr during the bank opening time

Recommended tour time (minutes): 20

Services for visitors

Toilets of the bank

Educational Services

Guide a stampa

Information boards

Multilingual ads: Inglese

Guided Tours
For any information about guided tours please call tel. 0421 275677.

Educational activities
Teaching activities by the association "Studio D Friuli" (Francesca Benvegnù, tel. 3463257139; e-mail: studiodfriuli@alice.it).

Library and documentation centre


Concordia Sagittaria. Strutture abitative romane nella sede della Banca Popolare FriulAdria in via I Maggio 1993, in Quaderni di Archeologia del Veneto, IX, a cura di Croce Da Villa P. , pp. 64-72.
Croce Da Villa P. 2001, Le case, in Concordia Sagittaria. Tremila anni di storia, a cura di Croce Da Villa P., Di Filippo Balestrazzi E., Padova, pp. 182-183.
Il Museo Nazionale Concordiese di Portogruaro e le aree archeologiche di Concordia Sagittaria 2001, a cura di Croce Da Villa P. , Concordia Sagittaria (VE), pp. 70.
Vigoni A. 2001, Le terme private, in Concordia Sagittaria. Tremila anni di storia, a cura di Croce Da Villa P., Di Filippo Balestrazzi E., Padova, pp. 171-173.
Annibaletto M., Pettenò E. 2009, Abitare a Iulia Concordia. Revisione e aggiornamento dei dati, in Intra illa moenia domus ac Penates (Liv. 2, 40, 7). Il tessuto abitativo nelle città romane della Cisalpina, Atti delle Giornate di Studio (Padova, 10-11 aprile 2008), a cura di Annibaletto M., Ghedini F., Roma, pp. 65-77.
Bonetto J. 2009, Veneto (Archeologia delle Regioni d’Italia), Roma, pp. 497-498.

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