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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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.