Luogo - Archaeological Area

Villa romana in regione nostra signora della consolazione

Where VIA GRAN TOURNALIN, 1/01, Aosta

Archaeological excavations conducted in the 70s and 80s in the hilly called Regione Consolata, brought to light the structures of a Roman Villa, used for suburban housing and agricultural activity linked to a farm environment. The Villa, located in an area populated before the foundation of Augusta Praetoria (25 BC.), has a rectangular plant, which the core in an open air atrium equipped with a tank for collecting rainwater. All around there are the residential rooms, reserved for the dominus and his guests: the large reception room, dining room, two small bedrooms and the thermae. In the north lie the kitchen and service rooms, for storage and processing of agricultural products.

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