The ancient Roman city of Altinum was located in the area of today’s Quarto d’Altino. The then very large city had during its flowering over 20,000 inhabitants. After being destroyed by the Huns, the inhabitants fled to the small islands in the lagoon of Venice. [German]
Within the city ran a very wide street, the rest of which can still be seen in the outdoor area. Smaller finds are exhibited in the nearby Museo Nazionale Archeologico di Altino.
Sources / More info
- Altinum (The Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites)
- Museo Nazionale Archeologico di Altino (Website)
- Altinum (Wikipedia)
- travel-by-photos.com (Photo 1)