Altinum in Quarto d’Altino

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Remains of a Roman street

The ancient Roman city of Altinum was a settlement in the region of today’s Quarto d’Altino. During its flowering, it had 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 wide street, the rest of which is still visible in the outdoor area. The nearby Museo Nazionale Archeologico di Altino exhibits smaller finds.

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