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Criptoportico Forense

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Absolutely memorable. Humonguous and well well presented and preserved. Great great movie to... read more

Reviewed September 16, 2018
Nyon, Switzerland

One of the 4 sites of Aosta included in the very reasonably priced €7 collective ticket (along with... read more

Reviewed August 1, 2018
Mold, United Kingdom
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The way leading to the Cryptoporticus is located in the garden on John XXIII square. It is a monumental building marking a sacred area for cult. It is a basement building with a series of windows. It was horseshoe-shaped and is formed by two...more
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Piazza Giovanni XXIII, Aosta, Italy
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Reviewed September 16, 2018

Absolutely memorable. Humonguous and well well presented and preserved. Great great movie to explain. Super well done.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 11, 2018

Once you are underground here, there is not much to see. As noted by others, it is calm and eerie, but we preferred sitting in the garden.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

One of the 4 sites of Aosta included in the very reasonably priced €7 collective ticket (along with the Roman theatre, archaeological museum and nearby church). On a hot day, this place is great just for its cooler temperature! However, architecturally, it is so impressive...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Rubblegeek
Reviewed June 5, 2018

This old underground criptoportico was beautiful, calm, eerie and happily free from other tourists so we could really feel the atmosphere, with beautiful music softly playing in the background. A very interesting and informative video was constantly playing at one end, rotating through different languages,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Robynguy
Reviewed January 22, 2018

Absolutely amazing. The underground romains of the roman forum. Extremely well renovated and very well kept up, like all the other sites we visited in Aosta. I recommend getting the ticket which includes the 4 major sites, for 7 euros.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank henryd795
Reviewed November 18, 2017

Imagine yourself here, almost 2000 years ago, in your town's public criptoportico, perhaps escaping the summer heat, as the bustle of activity in the Forum above you continued on... What a fascinating place. There's a very good video inside that is played in Italian, French...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed October 12, 2017

fabulous .do start by viewing the excellent film at the end of the arcos (on your left once you are inside). att.vous devez avoir un billet qui n'est pas en vente on the spot.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank miche_eve
Reviewed October 9, 2017

You should end your visit to the 4 attractions, included in the single ticket at Aosta, right here. A Portico is basically a colonnade and a criptoportico is an underground colonnade. This is exactly that and it is beautiful, difficult to understand exactly why it...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Conram
Reviewed September 20, 2017 via mobile

This is one of the 4 sites you can visit with your ticket for the Teatro Romano so represents great value for money. The entrance is just in front of Aosta cathedral but going down the steps into the cryptoporticus feels like you are entering...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank paulrO659DB
Reviewed May 24, 2017 via mobile

Aosta was an important Roman city and the ruins amazed us. The criptoportico was a complete surprise and a beautiful, peaceful, surreal place. I had no idea that Aosta had such treasures -- and hope to return for a longer visit soon.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Thelwell
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