Criptoportico Forense

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Location: Piazza Papa Giovanni XXIII, Aosta.
(45.738222, 7.317595)
Open: OCT to MAR daily 10-13, 14-17.
APR to SEP daily 9-19.
Last visit 30 minutes before closing.
Closed 25-DEC, 01-JAN.
Tickets available at the Regional Archaeological Museum, the Roman Theater and the Megalithic Area.
Fee: Adults EUR 10, Children (0-25) free, Students EUR 8, Seniors (65+) EUR, Disabled free.
Groups (25+): Adults EUR 8.
Classification: SubterraneaSubterranea Museum
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
Guided tours: self guided, Max=50.
Photography: allowed
Accessibility: no
Address: Criptoportico Forense, Piazza Papa Giovanni XXIII, 11100 Aosta AO, Tel: +39-335-798-1505. E-mail:
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Criptoportico Forense (Forensic Cryptoporticus) is a horseshoe or U shaped underground passage with barrel vaulted openings in the middle of the passage separating it into two parallel passages. The site is quite exceptional and obviously of Roman origin, and it is located in the middle of the Roman district of the city Aosta, between the Roman theater and the ruins of the Roman city wall and baths. Together with the