The Roman conquest of Pannonia started in the 30’s BC, and the resources of the Roman archaeological findings throughout Croatia are an invaluable treasure waiting to be discovered and experienced by curious travelers.
Departure to the archaeological park Andautonia, the first of its kind in Croatia. The former Roman town of Andautonia (1st to 4th centuries) is situated just 12 km away from today’s capital. From the very beginning, Andautonia was an important port on the Sava River and a place on the prominent roads which used to have great strategic importance. Excavations in the area started in 1969, and since 1994 visitors can have a sightseeing tour of the remains of the former Roman town: Roman streets, public baths and two buildings, and also have a look into the Roman necropolis which used to be at this same location in the 1st century. Many items for daily use were found at this site, and are on display in the Archaeological Museum in Zagreb and at the Turopolje Museum in Velika Gorica. Sightseeing tour with an expert archaeologist.
After sightseeing you will have an opportunity to experience some of the spirit of the old Rome – dress like old Romans, participate in Roman games, see a traditional potter at work and try out your own skills in pottery. Afterwards a lunch on the site – enjoying Roman cuisine. Return to Zagreb.
Recommendation: A visit and the tour of the Archaeological Museum in Zagreb where findings from Andautonia are displayed (could be organized together with this programme, or separately)