Where it is
Veleia Romana, an ancient Roman city among the most important of the time in Northern Italy, is located in the Municipality of Lugagnano Val d’Arda, on the eastern Piacenza hills.
Why visit it
Its exploration was started in 1760 by the Duke of Parma, Don Filippo di Borbone, following the discovery made by chance in 1747 of the Tabula alimentaria traianea, still the largest known bronze inscription in the whole Roman world.
An Antiquarium is set up inside the archaeological area. Alongside the casts of the Tabula Alimentaria Traianea and the Lex de Gallia Cisalpina, the museum also preserves artifacts that illustrate the most significant moments in the history of Veleia: the Ligurian origins, the construction of the main public monuments, the evidence of the furnishings and style of life of private homes, the memory of gladiator shows, and funeral rites.
On the table
Buslanein are the typical sweet donuts.
During the summer, the suggestive setting is the setting for the Ancient Theater Festival, a review of shows taken from the repertoire of ancient theater, which gives the events a magical atmosphere and increases the charm of the scenic action.
The Corpus Domini, the traditional Infiorata.
Useful information and advice
Parking next to the entrance to the excavations.