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Ancient Durres

An intense and unforgettable trip which will make you discover the secrets of the iconic monuments .

  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • From 40 euros
  • Meeting place: Venetian tower 📌Rruga Bardhyl Shehu, Durr

Service Description

The tour will be divided into four main moments: It starts at 9:00 at the Venetian Tower and from there will be proceeded toward the default stops. 1) illustration from the outside and entrance to the Amphitheater: we will tell the story that led to the construction of the Roman amphitheater built during the period of the Roman emperor Hadrian/ Trajan . 2) a short jump to the small and ancient chapel inside the amphitheater built around the fourth century for the religious ceremonies of the Christians of Durres which coincided with the beginning of the fall of the Roman Empire 3) visit to the Macellum Forum (Byzantine Forum): we will visit the archaeological site of the Byzantine Forum for a walk in the heart of ancient Durres, a bridge between East and West, the city founded by the Greeks at the end of the 7th century BC, which was a thriving Hellenistic and Roman city, Byzantine capital, and still a Venetian, Ottoman city and communist. 4 ) for a journey through time, to discover the history of the Roman Baths of Durres, the functions of the hot springs, places dedicated to body hygiene and mental refreshment from Roman antiquity ...... to today! Please note : possibility on request to take the tour without the entrance to the amphitheater but only from the outside. * Experience Highlights -Travel back in time to Ancient Dyrrachium with your engaging guide and small group, to discover the amazing amphitheatre. -experience the athmosphere of the mosaic inside the chapel -visit to the Macellum Forum (Byzantine Forum) in the heart of ancient Durres -Learn how Rome's influence helped creating of these baths and visit them to see the fascinating items and legacies left by the Romans *Includes -Tour Guide -Entry ticket to Amphitheatre of Durres * Not Suitable for People with mobility impairments *Meeting point -Arrive 15 minutes before the activity starts: Venetian tower of Durres *Important information Please note that due to the moderate amount of walking to reach the main attraction sites, it could be better to wear comfortable shoes and clothes.


Contact Details

+355 69 87 01 267

joana.kertusha@gmail.com

Venetian Tower of Durrës, Durrës, Albania


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