Archaeological sites in Friuli Venezia Giulia

Friuli Venezia-Giulia has been an important link between Italy and eastern Europe for a long time. Some of the most ancient human traces in Europe are from 400.000 years ago and were found right on Carso sinkholes. In the caves nearby were found as well traces of neanderthalensis hunters and human traces from Upper Paleolithic. It's plenty of farmers settlements from early Neolithic in Friuli Venezia-Giulia,  mixed up with peoples from Po Valley and Balkan regions.

Few walled sites called "castellieri" are from metallic ages, some of them has been even preserved since Roman age. The area was inhabited by two large ethnic groups: Gauls-Carnian people were based in Friuli instead of Venezia-Giulia inhabited by Istrians.

These two populations has been on fight between each other for a long time before to be annexed to Roman Empire on II-I Century AD. Romans found few main centers as Aquileia and Grado that were crucial crossing points for communications with eastern european regions.

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The small town of Zuglio, enclosed in the setting of the Carnic Alps, preserves important traces of its Roman past. Here you can admire the well-preserved forum of the ancient Iulium Carnicum.…

Aquileia was one of the most important cities of Roman Empire in the Mediterranean sea. Until the year 1751 it even hosted a Patriarchate and it was the core from which Christianity has been spreading in the Central Europe all along Middle Ages. It's one of the most important archaeological site of the North of Italy and it was included in UNESCO World Heritage list in 1998.…

Torre, fraction of Pordenone, is the point in which you can discover the remains of the Roman history, most of all the places in this area. In particular, you can found an ancient villa, surrounded by a park, that is an example of the fine construction in the roman provinces in I century B.C.…