Concordia Sagittaria

The experience

Important Roman city founded in 42 BC with the name of Iulia Concordia, the city can be visited by following the fascinating archaeological tours of the historic center, designed to reproduce within the modern urban area the shape of the old one.

The Roman system was originally designed in the name of a strong symbolism that defined the layout of the walls and paved streets as if they were pieces of a ritual.

The tourist itineraries are able to unravel the meanings attributed to the sharp division that characterizes the buildings inside the walls and those outside it, such as the remains of the necropolis, which is considered a real city of the dead.

The Roman archaeological finds of greatest interest to the visitors of Concordia Sagittaria are the sarcophagi, the frescoed Baptistery, the Roman bridge and the Cathedral of St. Stephen first martyr, comprising two pagan burials in front of which stands a tricora which is considered the prototype of the early Christian architecture with respect to the entire range of the northern Adriatic.

The cultural events organized every year by the local authority of Concordia and the local associations provide also folk cultural initiatives.