Via Bostel, loc. Castelletto - 36010 Rotzo (VI)
Web site
The archaeological area of the Bostel at Rotzo is located at 850 metres above sea level, on a plateau naturally defended on its western side and in an position for controlling the surrounding territory. This area displays the remains of a hill settlement from the Iron age and the reconstruction of one of the partially underground houses recovered here.
History of research
The earliest excavations in the area of the Bostel date back to the last quarter of the XVIII century, when the abbot Dal Pozzo discovered in his lands six hundred underground houses. The researches continued during the XIX century thanks to scholars such as Lioy, De Stefani, Nalli e Paolo Orsi. In 1912 and again in 1969 new excavation campaigns were carried out by the General Direction for Archaeological Heritage in the Veneto region. Since 1993 the area has been investigated and excavated by the University of Padova.
Admission: Negli orari di apertura Su prenotazione; Visitability: Esterno e Interno; Ticket: No;
School access Upon reservation
Opening Times
SummerEveryday29 June – 13 September
Summer/WinterSunday1 March – 1 November

Recommended tour time (minutes): 100
Services for visitors
Rest points
Wooden house also used as pic-nic area
Wooden house with bar
Educational Services
Information boards
Guided Tours
Guided tours by the society "Archeidos", tel. 0424 691100 / 0444 594317,
Educational activities
Teaching activities by the society"Archeidos", tel. 0424 691100 / 0444 594317,
Educational workshops
Society "Archeidos", tel. 0424 691100 / 0444 594317,
Library and documentation centre