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The History

Discover the origin of the ‘Aquae Patavinae’ and the history of the Euganean thermal area...

 

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Virtual Reality

From this section, you can browse interactively into the three main archaeological sites of the “Aquae Patavinae” using the viewer at the top of the page.
It is also possible to view the phase of study and interpretation that led to the final virtual reconstruction of the sites, several videos about the process of three-dimensional modelling of each site, and a photo gallery with still images taken during the interactive virtual browsing.


The villa at via Neroniana

The ruins of a luxurious villa, built at the beginning of the 1st century A.D. and afterwards used and reworked at least until the 3rd – 4th century A.D., are currently visible in a state-owned area beside via Neroniana. The main residential part of the villa is today sheltered by a permanent roofing that recalls the original volumes.
The site also gave back traces of pre-proto-historical presence (3rd -1st millennium B.C.), no longer visible on the ground, and marks of medieval settlements (5th -14th century A.D.), partially still preserved. In-depth studies of geomorphology and paleobotany have made possible a reconstruction of the ancient landscape preceding the human presence in this area.
Go to the site dossier with detailed archaeological information…

Interpretation and reconstruction


The porticoed courtyard (rating level: **)
Remains of the large central courtyard surrounded by four wings of colonnade (17a-d in the reference plan).
The reconstruction is based on data obtained from excavations, surveys on the area and consequent studies of the structural features of the ancient villa. Studies, surveys and excavations have been carried out by the Università degli Studi di Padova.

The north residential area (rating level: ***)
Remains of the north residential area of the villa.
The reconstruction is based on data obtained from excavations, surveys on this area and consequent studies of the structural features of the ancient villa. Studies, surveys and excavations have been carried out by the Università degli Studi di Padova.

 
 


The baths and the theatre at viale Stazione/via degli Scavi

The remains of a wide bath complex, built in the second half of the 1st century B.C. and afterwards enlarged and used until the 3rd century A.D., are still visible in the state-owned area between Viale Stazione and Via degli Scavi. Some buildings are preserved: three big pools equipped with water adduction and draining system, a little theatre, a building with a central circular basin and side apses, and other complementary structures.
Go to the site dossier with detailed archaeological information…

Interpretation and reconstruction


The baths (rating level: **)
Remains of the bath complex: three pools (two rectangular and one circular) discovered for the first time in the 18th century, today only in part visible.
The reconstruction is based on data obtained from excavations, surveys on the area and consequent studies carried out by the Soprintendenza per i Beni Archeologici del Veneto.

The hydraulic wheel or noria (rating level: **)
Hydraulic system for the adduction and draining of thermal water, connected to a network of pipes extended for more than 200 metres.
The reconstruction is based on data obtained from excavations, surveys on the area and consequent studies carried out by the Soprintendenza per i Beni Archeologici del Veneto.

The theatre (rating level: ***)
Little theatre complementary to the bath complex.
The reconstruction is based on data obtained from excavations, surveys on the area and consequent studies carried out by the Soprintendenza per i Beni Archeologici del Veneto.

 
 


The “villa rustica” at Turri

The ruins of a private country mansion (villa rustica), built in the second half of the 1st century B.C. and progressively enlarged until the 2nd century A.D., have been discovered in a state-owned area at Turri. It is possible to recognize residential rooms and structures dedicated to the processing and the storage of foodstuffs.
Go to the site dossier with detailed archaeological information…

Interpretation and reconstruction


The production area of the villa (rating level: **)
Remains of a part of the production area of the “villa rustica” at Turri (courtyard A in the reference plan).
The reconstruction is based on data obtained from excavations, surveys on the area and consequent studies carried out by the Soprintendenza per i Beni Archeologici del Veneto.

The residential area (rating level: **)
Remains of the residential area of the “villa rustica” at Turri (rooms 1-14 in the reference plan).
The reconstruction is based on data obtained from excavations, surveys on the area and consequent studies carried out by the Soprintendenza per i Beni Archeologici del Veneto.

The two-storey warehouse (rating level: **)
Remains of the two-storey warehouse with two rooms of the “villa rustica” at Turri (rooms 28-29 in the reference plan).
The reconstruction is based on data obtained from excavations, surveys on the area and consequent studies carried out by the Soprintendenza per i Beni Archeologici del Veneto.

 
 


Virtual tour: screenshot during the interactive browsing